Ahmedabad, India: 2 lion cubs were found dead by authorities after they fall into an open water well that was in the Gir Forest Range.
The incident happened in the Junagadh district of Gujarat on Wednesday.
According to the authorities, the water well was located at the Jujarpur Village, which is near the Maliya Wildlife Range, Gir West Forest Division.
Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Junagadh, Dushyant Vasavada, said that the carcasses of 2 cubs, who are believed to be 6 to 7 months old, were seen floating in a well in the farm of Vipul Bhikha.
Their dead bodies were found on the afternoon of Wednesday.
The cubs died after drowning.
Falling into open wells is one of the common causes of unnatural deaths of Asiatic Lions that are living in the Gir Forest Range.
Earlier, the government of Gujarat said that all the open wells in the areas that are present near the Gir Forest will be covered so such deaths could be avoided.
Let’s all hope that the government of Gujarat will do something about the open wells so such deaths could be avoided in the future.