313 lions died in Gir sanctuary in 2 years

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The death of 313

lions

in

Gir sanctuary

in 2019 and 2020 figured prominently in the

Gujarat

assembly proceedings on Friday, with the opposition demanding to know the cause of such high mortality.
Ganpat Vasava, forest

minister

, said that of the 71 lions which died in the two-year period, 69 died of natural causes. Of the total 90 lioness deaths, 77 died of natural causes. Among cubs, 144 died of natural causes and eight of other causes, adding up to 152 cub deaths in two years.

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