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Lioness dies of snake-bite at Gir sanctuary


A seven-year-old lioness has died due to a snake-bite at the Sayna Vasiya village in the Una range of the Gir National Park.

Manishwar Raja, divisional forest officer, east zone, said the lioness, who was from a group of three, consisting of two lions, died last evening.

The body was sent to a 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.
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