The Lion Kingdom: New series documents fight against canine distemper outbreak in Gujarat's Gir forest
The Lion Kingdom director Upma Bhatnagar on combating CDV affecting lions in Gujarat's Gir, the changing meaning of wildlife, and the human-animal conflict.
There are only about 600 Asiatic lions living in Gujarat and another 143 in facilities in Europe.
Lion enters farmer's house in Gujarat's Patla village, relaxes on heap of groundnuts; officials safely drive animal back to Gir forest
The lion sneaked inside farmer Jilubhai Vala's house on Sunday night from nearby Gir forest
'Impossible to vaccinate all 500 lions in Gir,' says senior Gujarat official; forest department unsure what killed 23 big cats
Gujarat Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Akshay Kumar Saxena, debunks reports that all 500 lions in Gir National Park will be vaccinated, says "It is not humanly possible to round up 500-plus wild lions and vaccinate them."
Gir lions' deaths: Officials fail to ascertain actual cause; multiple hypotheses, experts could muddy investigation
The forest department's failure to pin down the exact cause of the lions' deaths in Gir National Park is the only certain outcome of the hectic maneuverings of the last few days. So far, nobody in the forest or government is even talking about a contingency plan in case things turn worse
The copy of the letter, which was written on 16 May, was accessed by wildlife activist Ajay Dubey via RTI.
With 100 lions living amiably among 6 million people, there is much that the rest of India and the world can learn about what makes this situation so remarkable.