Wednesday, 26 September 2018

NEWSLINK: 64 teams formed to scan lions in Gir for any illness

Days after the death of 11 Asiatic lions, the state Forest Department on Sunday formed 64 teams to screen the entire population of the endangered species in Gir forest and other protected areas to identify any sick big cat and give them medical treatment. The samples of the dead carnivores have also been sent to Pune’s National Institute of Virology to ascertain if any virus caused the death.

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