Gujarat lost 222 lions in the past two years: Govt
| Wednesday | 17th July, 2019
Gujarat lost 222 lions in the past two years, the government told the Assembly on Tuesday.
The government has booked 74 people for illegal lion shows in Gir Sanctuary, home to Asiatic lions.
As per the last census, Gujarat had 523 lions.
Of the unnatural deaths, 11 were reported between June 2018 and May 2019.
The government also said speed breakers have been put up on roads that run close to sanctuary area or those places frequented by lions.
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