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Lion cub rescued from Gir-Somnath village

 Times of India, Delhi, 23 August, 2014

About one-month-old lion cub was rescued from a farm well in a village in Gir-Somnath district on Saturday morning. According to forest officials, a maldhari person spotted the lion cub in the farm in Dari village of Veraval taluka of Gir-Somnath district and he informed to local forest department officials. Forest department officials rushed to the spot and rescued the lion cub. The cub was later sent to Sasan Animal Care Centre.

 

"It was uncovered abandoned farm well and lion cub may have fallen into it accidentally. Now, we are in search cub's mother in the area and will unite the cub with his mother" said an official. The incident of lions falling into farm well are coming into light regularly. Forest officials said that there are many wells which are not covered with wall around it. These farm wells need to be covered so that wild animals do not fall into it.