Gujarat: A video surfaced on the internet, showing a lion charging towards a group of people in a Gujarat village has gone viral on social media.
A viral video of seven-second duration was shared on Twitter by Susanta Nanda of the Indian Forest Service. In the video, a lion charges towards a group of people who try to shoo away the lion which has entered the village. The video became viral and swiftly garnered 6,000 views so far.
In the video, you could spot that the lion charging towards the people in Gujarat’s Madhavpur village at an unimaginable speed, while the frightened crowd, and flee for their lives without turning back. The lion ran straight across the village and disappeared. The village people still fear the threats of lions.
“Imagine someone charging at you at 80kmp. Even Usain Bolt can’t escape (Average speed -38kmp) from a charging lion. In such a situation, where will you find tolerance for each other, other than India?” Susanta Nanda said in the caption of his post.
The wildlife officials have also stated that India’s Lion population on the rise, as over 100 lionesses in Gujarat’s Girnar forest are pregnant. The total number of the Indian Lions in the state is 523, up from 411 lions counted in 2010.
Girnar national park is the home to more than 500 Asiatic lions. There have been many sittings reported by the residents near the national park. While wildlife officials say it is normal for the lions to come out of the sanctuary at night and return the next day morning. The lions are safe and they have gone back to its natural habitat.
Earlier last year, it was reported that a pack of eight Asiatic lions was roaming on the roads of Junagadh district at midnight. The lions are frequently spotted at the foothills of the Girnar mountain of Junagadh.
Indian Lion population in Girnar is growing and Lions often come close to residential areas in Junagadh. More than 30 lions roaming on the streets of Junagadh town at midnight and cattle killing increasing by Rare Asiatic lions near a village close to the Ginar forest.
Indian Lions are listed as endangered and exists as a single population in India’s Gujarat state. The Asiatic Lion is one of five big cat species found in India. Girnar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is the only habitat for Asiatic lions.
Sasan Gir Forest National Park near Talala Gir in Gujarat with a total area of 1,412 km is the sole home of the Asiatic Lions. Gir Park is located near Somnath and southeast of Junagadh and considered to be one of the most important protected areas in India.
As you can how casually the pack of lions roam about the streets of Junagadh Street. Junagadh is a town in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region. The main reason for the lions to frequently enter the city is due to the fact that it is located close to Ginar Wildlife Sanctuary.