Decayed carcass of lioness found in Gir forest

Gandhinagar: The Forest Department of Gujarat has found a decayed carcass of another lioness in the Gir, the last abode of the Asiatic lion in the world.

While the cause of her death is awaited, the search is on for her three cubs.

Kheemabhai Mensibhai Bhola, a farmer in Ambalash region in Talal, Gir, found the dead lion in his farm on Thursday. A search is on for the cubs.

In October, 23 lions were found dead in a short span of 11 to 12 days. Some of the endangered lions succumbed to the deadly infection of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV).

The present case has raised concerns among Forest Department officials.