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Guj: lioness found dead near Gir, toll since Sep reaches 31

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A lioness was found dead near Thursday, taking the death toll of big cats in the area to 31 since September this year, said an

The carcass of a lioness, around 5 to 9 years old, was found in a tur field in Amblash village in Talala taluka of district, said chief conservator of forests (Junagadh circle) D T Vasavada.

The farm belonged to Mensibhai Bhola, he added.

"It is around 10 km from We have sent the carcass for autopsy to ascertain the cause of death," he said.

Earlier, 30 Asiatic lions including cubs had died in and around the in the last four months.

The causes ranged from natural death to infighting, pneumonia, Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) and Protozoa infection.

As many as 23 lions died in a short span of three weeks in September alone.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 21:35 IST