Lioness dies of snake-bite at Gir sanctuary

Vadodara: A seven years old lioness died due to the snake-bite at the Sayna Vasiya village in the Una range of the Gir National Park on Tuesday evening.

Manishwar Raja, divisional forest officer, east zone, said the dead animal was from a group of three, consisting of two lions.

The body was sent to veterinary hospital at Jasdar for post mortem.

Gir is the only place where Asiatic lions are found. As per the 2010 census, their number was 411.