The 2018 virus outbreak was a reminder that the steady growth in the animal's population cannot be taken for granted.
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.
Lions caught in Gujarat government's conundrum: Can't care for them, won't let other states do it either
Gujarat government has not been frank, upfront or transparent about the causes of lion deaths in the past, and even more so since the current epidemic struck
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.
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.
Saving Private Vadra: Congress is finding false equivalences in the alleged Gujarat land scam by Anar Patel
To associate Anar Patel or any other family member of the chief minister of Gujarat with the company is a complete fabrication, or in simpler words, a blatant lie.
In his reply to Rajya Sabha member Parimal Nathwani, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that four lions, including cubs, died after being run over by trains passing through Gir Forest in Gujarat.