Junagadh, Apr 27: The man-animal conflict continued. In the third death of a rescued Asiatic lioness of Gir forests in a month, a wildcat died in this Gujarat district on Saturday.
CCF D T Vasavada said the feline, which was around 12 years, was suffering from tumour wart in eye and had lost 100 per cent vision. It was rescued on April 21 from a place near Suvardi Ness in Visavadar range Khambhda round and Bajaria beat of West Gir forest.
The serum and blood samples of the animal were collected and it was treated for eye wart and other wounds. It was under observation in ring cage.
Earlier on April 20, around 15-year-old lioness had died in Jamvala rescue center at Gir Gadhada taluka of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat and on March 27, an around 14-year-old Asiatic lioness had died at Sasan-Gir rescue center in the same district. (UNI)