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Thursday, 16 June 2016

18 lions Arrested In India, ‘Guilty’ 1 To Get Life Sentences

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Indian Wildlife officials have arrested 18 lions and have threatened to give the ‘guilty’ ones life sentences.

According to officials, some of the Lions are guilty of man-eating and the guilty ones will be sentenced to spending the rest of their lives in
a zoo while the ones not found guilty will be released into the wild.

“We think we have pinpointed the guilty lion, but we are still awaiting the results of nine more animals,” said JA Khan, a forest official in the country.

‘The lions aren’t talking, Authorities at the zoo are studying the animals’ footprints and fecal matter.
Ruchi Dave, a wildlife expert, said that man-eating lions usually get aggressive at the sight of a human being.“

The man-eaters, once identified, would besent to Sakkarbaug Zoo in Junagadh where such lions are kept, while the otherswould be relocated to a safer zone,” Deputy Conservator of Forest (DCF), Dhari-East range of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, T Karuppasamy said.

Credit: Leadership News
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