Gujarat: 2 Gir lion on move, foot sign found near Rajkot

Gujarat: 2 Gir lion on move, pugmarks found near Rajkot. Forest crews immediately have dispersed along the route. But both the lions have not been seen yet, saying that the two lions have moved towards Jasdan, about 60 km from Rajkot.

वन दल मार्ग पर फैल गए हैं, लेकिन अभी तक दोनों शेरों को नहीं देखा गया है , यह कहते हुए कि दोनों शेर राजकोट से लगभग 60 किलोमीटर दूर जसदान की ओर बढ़ गए हैं।

Gujarat 2 Gir lions on the move, pugmarks have been found near a village about 20 km from Rajkot
Gujarat 2 Gir lions on the move, pugmarks have been found near a village about 20 km from Rajkot.

Two lions’ pugmarks have been found near a village about 20 km from Rajkot, officials said on Tuesday that both lions belonged to the Gir forest and were spotted in the nearby Gondal area on Sunday.

अधिकारियों ने मंगलवार को बताया कि दोनों शेर गिर फॉरेस्ट के हैं और रविवार को पास के गोंडल इलाके में स्पॉट किए गए थे।

Officials said that the population of big cats in Gir has increased, their last residence in Asia has seen them moving to claim new territory and they have been seen in areas in Amreli, Junagadh and Gir Somnath.

Officials said lions were spotted in jungles in Chotila of Surendranagar, as well as lions in Vinciya and Jasdan in Rajkot in November last year.

Two lions’ pugmarks were found on Monday near Trumba village, about 20 km from Rajkot city. Villagers claim that he was spotted on Sunday in Gondal, about 40 km from Rajkot. Lions are known to travel 20 kilometers overnight. “Rajkot’s DFO PT Shiani said.

Rajkot is 200 kilometers from Ahmedabad and about 170 kilometers from Gir Forest.

He said that forest crews have dispersed along the route, but have not yet seen both lions, adding that the two lions have moved towards Jasdan, about 60 km from Rajkot.

“In time, they make brief trips to far-flung areas before heading to their place of residence,” said Shayani. According to the last census of the State Forest Department held in 2015, the state had 523 lions including 310 adults, which has more than doubled since 1979.

वन विभाग की 2015 जनगणना के अनुसार, राज्य में 310 वयस्कों सहित 523 शेर थे, जिनकी संख्या 1979 से दोगुनी हो गई है।

Officials said lions are mainly found in Junagadh, Amreli, Gir Somnath and Bhavnagar, while other districts of the state like Rajkot, Porbandar, Botad and Jamnagar, near the Gir wildlife sanctuary, are also included in the Asiatic lion landscape.

Disclaimer: All information is gathered from various internet sources.

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