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Madhya Pradesh seeks Centre's help to get lions from Gujarat's Gir forest; state spent Rs 14 crore to relocate villagers
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Madhya Pradesh seeks Centre's help to get lions from Gujarat's Gir forest; state spent Rs 14 crore to relocate villagers

The Madhya Pradesh government has sought the Centre's help in getting Asiatic lions from Gujarat's Gir, which has been delayed by over five years despite a Supreme Court order, according to official documents.

Three Asiatic lions run over by goods train in Gir; Gujarat forest department orders inquiry into incident
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Three Asiatic lions run over by goods train in Gir; Gujarat forest department orders inquiry into incident

A goods train travelling in Savarkundla range of Amreli, en route to Pipavav from Botad, ran over three lions, two males and a female, killing them on the spot.

Another lion found dead in private farmland in Gir forest; body sent for autopsy to ascertain cause
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Another lion found dead in private farmland in Gir forest; body sent for autopsy to ascertain cause

The death comes at a time when 23 lions have died in the Gir forest in Gujarat, a majority of them due to viral and bacterial infections, since 12 September, putting the state government in a spot of bother.

Gir lions' deaths: Decoding the disturbing Canine Distemper Virus epidemic that killed over 20 big cats
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Gir lions' deaths: Decoding the disturbing Canine Distemper Virus epidemic that killed over 20 big cats

The conservation effort for the Asiatic lion in Gujarat's Gir Forest lies in establishing one or more alternate homes for the endangered species.

Gir lions won't be relocated, says Vijay Rupani; Gujarat chief minister says situation at forest is under control
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Gir lions won't be relocated, says Vijay Rupani; Gujarat chief minister says situation at forest is under control

According to forest officials, "As many as 23 lions have died in the Gir sanctuary in less than a month. Most of them have succumbed to canine distemper virus (CDV) and protozoa infections."

'Impossible to vaccinate all 500 lions in Gir,' says senior Gujarat official; forest department unsure what killed 23 big cats
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'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
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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

Gir Forest lion toll rises to 23; Gujarat govt says canine distemper virus, protozoal infection behind deaths
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Gir Forest lion toll rises to 23; Gujarat govt says canine distemper virus, protozoal infection behind deaths

The department meant to look after the Gir Forest has maintained that the death of lions was caused by infighting among the big cats.

Why translocating Asiatic lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh is a disastrous idea
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Why translocating Asiatic lions from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh is a disastrous idea

The Supreme Court has not been made fully aware of the importance of Kuno-Palpur as a migration corridor for tigers and the threat of lion-tiger conflict. Because sandwiching lions between tigers would endanger both.

Selfie with Gir lions lands cricketer Ravindra Jadeja in trouble
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Selfie with Gir lions lands cricketer Ravindra Jadeja in trouble

Ravindra Jadeja caught the attention of the Gujarat Forest Department by posing for a picture with a pride of Lions at the Gir National Park and Sanctuary.

Three Asiatic lions turn man-eaters, sentenced to life in a cage
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Three Asiatic lions turn man-eaters, sentenced to life in a cage

Three Asiatic lions, from near Gir National Sanctuary, found to have turned man-eaters, have been sentenced to life within a cage. A fully grown male lion would be kept in a zoo while the other sub-adult females would be sent to a forest rescue centre permanently, an official said on Wednesday.

Jungle raj in Gir: 18 lions in custody for murder, culprit to be imprisoned in zoo
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Jungle raj in Gir: 18 lions in custody for murder, culprit to be imprisoned in zoo

Gir national forest officials have 'arrested' 18 lions in a crime involving murder of three people.

Share lions, forget cheetahs: layers of hurt Gujarati pride
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Share lions, forget cheetahs: layers of hurt Gujarati pride

The SC verdict not only robbed the state of its monopoly over Asiatic lions but also scuttled the royal Gujarati dream of importing African cheetahs to India.

Ninety-two Asiatic lions died in Gujarat in last two years
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Ninety-two Asiatic lions died in Gujarat in last two years

Ninety-two Asiatic lions have died, including 83 of natural death, in the past two years in Gujarat's Saurashtra region while there has been no case of poaching.