Gir Lions

Chief Minister Narendra Modi made out emotion pitch against giving some Gir lions to Madhya Pradesh lions in his first ever official statement on the issue.

Census Identifies 411 Big Cats In State
Gandhinagar: Increased numbers, improved sex ratio and more areas conquered

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Ahmedabad: Gujarat, the last abode of the Asiatic lion, has added some more to the big cat pride. Forest officials involved in the lion census in Gir and surrounding areas said an increase of 12-15% has been recorded in the number of lions compared to the 2005 census which had put the count at 359.

Manas Dasgupta

GANDHINAGAR: The four-day exercise to count the number of Asiatic Lions at its only abode in the Gir forest in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, concluded on Tuesday.

Ahmedabad: No less than 70 air-conditioned cars have been hired by the forest department for the officials during the fourday census which concluded on Tuesday.
Sources in the department said that the forest department was estimating an expenditure of 25 lakh for the census.

Himanshu Kaushik | TNN

Ahmedabad: It was true night safari inside Gir. Census 2010 of the rare Asiatic lions at Gir sanctuary has proved to be a once-in-alifetime experience for many. Kishore Kotecha, a volunteer who was part of the expedition in the photographer category, recalls his experience during the census. Thanks to volunteers like Kotecha,

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Many Sightings In First Round Have Fuelled Expectations
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Ahmedabad: It was 1 am, the beat guard inside the sanctuary heard a lion

Ahmedabad: Keeping in view the scorching heat that enumerators will have to encounter during the lion census, the forest department is taking all precautions. It will include a team of doctors and a constant supply of drinking water, juices and biscuits for the volunteers participating in the four-day event beginning Saturday.