Ahmedabad: A number of villages in Maliya, Junagadh have big Geographic Information System (GIS) maps put up in the main area of the village where there are specific routes marked for people to take in case there are floods or any other disaster to reach the safe spot.

Experts surprised after observing a male mating with 2 females at same time
Himanshu Kaushik | TNN

Ahmedabad: Lion kings of Gir are enjoying the company of two queens at the same time.

Junagadh: A lioness was
electrocuted at a village farm in Junagadh on Monday morning. According to
forest department officials, the incident took place on the outskirts of Shapar
village in Visavadar taluka of the district. The lioness, which was about
two-and-ahalf years old, came in contact with a live wire at a farm owned by S Vekhadiya.

Sixty-nine vultures and 22 vulture nests are left in Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary in Junagadh district of Gujarat, revealed a state-wide census of vultures in the last week of May.Activists hope the finding will derail building a ropeway through the sanctuary for pilgrims visiting the Jain temples atop Girnar mountains.

Vijaysinh Parmar | TNN

Rajkot: In order to provide the fast-growing dairy industry in various districts of Saurashtra with more milk-yielding indigenous breed of cattle, Junagadh Agriculture University (JAU) in Junagadh will soon establish a Bull Mother Farm for indigenous Gir cattle and Jaffrabadi buffaloes at Amreli.

Himanshu Kaushik | TNN

Ahmedabad: Impressed with the tourist influx after the Big B shoot in Gir, the state tourism department has proposed to the forest department to keep a part of the forest open throughout the year and increase the number of permits issued to visitors. The forest closes mid-June till October during the mating season of the beasts.

Ahmedabad/Pune: Alarm bells rang throughout Gujarat, as cyclone Phet intensified to a very severe cyclonic storm causing strong winds, thunderstorm and rainfall across the state in a dramatic switch from the sweltering heat on Wednesday. Phet could possibly hit Gujarat coast on Friday, the weatherman warned.

So Says Govt Reply To RTI Query
Tushar Tere | TNN

Vadodara: Believe it or not

Ahmedabad: In a shocking development, no less than 11 blackbucks were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Nana Hadmatiya and Kana Vadla area in Junagadh district on Monday night.

The just-concluded 13th Asiatic Lion census in Gir Sanctuary has revealed an increase in their numbers. Shubhlakshmi Shukla, the only reporter to tag along with the hundreds of officials and volunteers who conducted the exercise, reports