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.
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
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
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
Gir National Park sees frenzied activity in aftermath of multiple lion deaths; officials look for signs of Canine Distemper Virus
Thirty-six lions have been isolated in three rescue centres inside the Gir National Park, and their movements are being monitored round the clock.
Amid Asiatic lion deaths at Gir forest, special vaccines arrive from US to protect the endangered big cats
The deaths of as many as 23 lions at the Gir forest — believed to have been caused by a deadly combination of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and a protozoal infection — since 12 September is a crisis looming over the endangered animals.
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.