Search on for lioness that abandoned her two cubs
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 04, 2010, 20:08
  
Vadodara: Forest Department has intensified its search to locate a lioness which has abandoned her two three-month-old cubs in Khambhla round in Visavadar forest range, Assistant Conservator of Forest L M Kandoria said today.

Talking over phone, Kandoria said, "both these cubs were located in the forest during patrolling by the the Forest Department staff and were found in the same locality for the past three days."

On learning about this, R Katara division Forest Range Officer (DFO) rushed to the spot and made arrangements for milk and mutton for the cubs. Under the care of a veterinary doctor, food is being provided to the cubs.

Katara said that the cubs are under constant care of the veterinary doctor as there are weak. Sasangir, the nearby forest, is the only abode of Asiatic lions, he added.

Hunt has been intensified in the forest to locate the cubs' mother, Katara said adding that the both cubs have been left in the open area of the forest.

Now they are thinking to set up a cage for keeping both the cubs in it. This is being done as per the experts' advice, because lioness could come near the cage in search of her cubs and they can be reunited," the DFO added.

For the last three days milk mutton is being fed to these cubs. It was not known as to why the lioness abandoned her pubs there.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, July 04, 2010, 20:08


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