Ahmedabad, September 12: In a latest incident of human-wildlife conflict, a pride of lions was seen roaming around in a city near Girnar mountains in the Junagadh district of Gujarat on Wednesday. According to a video tweeted by a Twitter user, seven lions are seen walking down the street late at night. In the video, the lions are seen roaming around and spreading out in all the directions amid heavy rains. However, the authenticity of the clip cannot be confirmed. "Pride of lions roaming in city near Girnar, 7 in number. Visiting their erstwhile range. Heavy rains and subsequent floods are effecting them also. True for all floods in wildlife areas which we don't imagine many a times", the twitter user added. Leopard Mortality Rate 2018 in India Recorded at 460, Highest in Last 4 Years; Says Wildlife Protection Society of India.
Parts of Gujarat have been battered with heavy rainfall over the last few weeks. The IMD, in its weather forecast, has predicted heavy rainfall in parts of Gujarat in the coming days. According to a report by TOI, the Saurashtra region in Gujarat has been receiving heavy rainfall for the 10th day on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Khambhalia received 182 mm rainfall within a span of three hours, triggering flood-like situation in the state. Tiger Found Dead in Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary of Madhya Pradesh With Paws Chopped.
Here's the Video:
Pride of #lions roaming in city near Girnar, 7 in number. Visiting their erstwhile range. Heavy rains and subsequent floods are effecting them also. True for all floods in wildlife areas which we don't imagine many a times. pic.twitter.com/yjStaluWkZ
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) September 12, 2019
There have been several incidences in the past where wild animals have been seen entering human-dominated landscapes. This is due to heavy encroaching of wildlife corridors. Earlier this month, people living in residential areas of Uttarakhand's Jim Corbett park were in shock after a tiger was spotted in the area. The wild cat fled from the spot after it came in front of the car.