An amazing video of at least 10 Asiatic lions crossing an overflowing waterway is doing rounds on the internet. This purported clip is from Gir forest of Gujarat. These images bring relief in the aftermath of ‘Cyclone Tauktae’, which left a trail of destruction in Gujarat, killing several people, damaging trees & houses in the state. The cyclone threatened over 200 Asiatic lions in the Gir Forest of Gujarat. There are reports that several bird species were affected & trees were damaged in the Gir forest. But, what is heartening to see is that the lions seem unharmed by the storm. The video shows a pride of 10 Asiatic lions moving across a path waterlogged by heavy rainfall under the influence of the cyclonic storm.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 20 May 2021, 07:42 PM IST
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