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    India probes death of 12 endangered lions

    AFP / SAM PANTHAKY

    Indian authorities Friday ordered a probe into the deaths of a dozen endangered wild Asiatic lions, half of them cubs, over the last 10 days, officials said.

    One lioness died after preying on a poisoned boar while eight others lions died of an infection in the lungs and liver.

    Three cubs were killed in infighting while other three passed away in the course of treatment.
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    "Primarily the deaths appear due to natural causes or some infection," Vijay Chaudhary, forest department official, told AFP.
    ...
    According to the latest lion count done in 2015, there are 521 Asiatic lions. About 10 of them died in floods in 2016.

    https://www.afp.com/en/news/2265/ind...ns-doc-19a8xe1

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    12 lions, 6 of them cubs, die in Gujarat's Gir forest in 10 days

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...campaign=cppst
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    14 Asiatic lions die in Gir: Facts about Gir lions and protection measures taken by govt
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    IndiaToday.in
    New Delhi
    September 26, 2018UPDATED: September 27, 2018 10:50 IST

    The Asiatic lions seem to be in danger, especially after carcasses of 14 lions, including cubs, were found between September 11 and 25 from Gir (east) forest range.

    Nine of these were found in the Dalkhaniya range and two were recovered from the Jashadhar range.

    Forest department formed 54 teams to screen lions to find out if they are suffering from any disease.

    One lioness died during treatment conducted by the team of officials.
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    https://www.indiatoday.in/education-...888-2018-09-26
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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    • #3
      Two lions of Dalkhania range in critical health

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      http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...campaign=cppst
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.news18.com/news/india/21...f=hp_top_pos_5

        21 Lions Dead in Gir Forest in 20 Days, Gujarat Govt Accepts Some Hit by Mystery Illness
        The government officials said they are yet to identify the type of virus responsible for the deaths of some big cats in the only abode of Asiatic lions in the world.
        PTIUpdated:October 1, 2018, 11:40 PM IST

        Ahmedabad: Seven lions rescued from Gujarat's Gir forest died while undergoing treatment at a rescue centre, taking the overall death toll of big cats to 21 since September 12, the state government said Monday while conceding that some deaths were due to a virus attack.

        The government officials said they are yet to identify the type of virus responsible for the deaths of some big cats in the only abode of Asiatic lions in the world...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.news18.com/news/india/2-...s-1896243.html

          2 More Lions Dead in Gir Forest; Toll Reaches 23 as Officials Look at Laxity, Virus Among Reasons
          Eleven lions had died in the forest due to reasons such as infighting and infections between September 12 and 19, while 10 more died between September 20 and 30 after they were shifted to a rescue centre.
          PTIUpdated:October 2, 2018, 11:06 PM IST

          Ahmedabad: Two more lions, shifted to a rescue centre during a screening drive in Gujarat's Gir Sanctuary, died Tuesday, taking the death toll to 23 since September 12, an official said.

          "Two lions, rescued earlier, died today morning due to infection," said Additional Chief Secretary of the Forest Department Rajiv Kumar Gupta.

          Eleven lions had died in the forest due to reasons such as infighting and infections between September 12 and 19, while 10 more died between September 20 and 30 after they were shifted to a rescue centre.

          With the latest deaths, the toll of lions that have died since September 12 has reached 23, Gupta said...

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          • #6
            2 more Gir lions die, pride under threat
            By Himanshu Kaushik
            https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...w/66047121.cms

            4 lions were found positive for Canine distemper virus and 17 positive for babesiosis.

            or 6 cases of babesiosis - depending on the source
            https://www.livemint.com/Politics/4O...ome-for-b.html

            https://indianexpress.com/article/ex...s-gir-5383526/
            Twitter: @RonanKelly13
            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.news18.com/news/india/vi...p-1897515.html

              Virus That Killed 1,000 Lions in Tanzania Responsible for 11 of 23 Deaths in Gir; Toll May go Up
              According to officials, a deadly combination of Canine Distemper Virus and Protozoal infection is responsible for the death of at least 11 of 23 lions in the Gir sanctuary.

              PTIUpdated:October 3, 2018, 11:01 PM IST

              Gandhinagar: Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) was found in some of the 23 Asiatic lions which died in Gujarat's Gir forest since September 12, the state government said Wednesday.

              The government has launched massive operations to ensure that the infection does not spread to other big cats in their only abode in Asia...

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              • #8
                Lion deaths: Government begins vaccination of dogs in 20 Gir villages and 33 ‘rescued’ lions

                After the presence of CDV was confirmed in samples of four of the dead lions, the forest and animal husbandry departments had begun vaccinating cattle in villages surrounding the Gir forest.

                Written by Gopal B Kateshiya | Amreli | Updated: October 8, 2018 12:34:13 am

                After the death of 23 Asiatic lions in Gir forest — some of them tested positive for deadly canine distemper virus (CDV) — the state forest and animal husbandry departments on Sunday launched a joint operation to vaccinate dogs in 20 villages surrounding Sarasiya Vidi area from where the lion deaths were reported. The forest department has also started vaccinating lions which were rescued from the Shemardi area, adjoining Sarasiya, and are currently under observation.
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                https://indianexpress.com/article/ci...lions-5390985/
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #9
                  Source: http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/in...-deaths/422998


                  More Asiatic lions in India test positive for virus after 23 deaths
                  Reuters | Oct 11,2018 , 03:49 PM IST

                  At least 21 more Asiatic lions, an endangered species found only in India, have tested positive for a highly contagious virus that has been blamed for recent lion deaths.

                  Tests on samples of 27 Asiatic lions living at the Gir sanctuary in Gujarat showed 21 of them were positive for the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in a note dated Tuesday. It was posted on the agency's website on Wednesday.

                  This follows earlier tests that revealed at least five of 23 lion deaths at Gir over the past three weeks were due to the virus.

                  "This indicates active disease transmission among the Gir lions," the ICMR said...

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