A shocking video of eight lions, including two cubs, taking a walk on the streets of Gujarat’s Junagadh district on Tuesday, creating panic in the area. The video has gone viral on social media, spread panic among the residents. According to a report in the Times of India, Mrunal Joshi, a resident of Junagadh captured the rare sight on his mobile camera from his balcony.
Mrunal Joshi, who lives near Girnar Darwaza, spotted the lions at around 2:30 am when he got up to relieve himself. “I couldn’t believe my eyes – so many lions were walking on the road right outside my house, He captured the extraordinary ‘cat video’ from his third-floor balcony. Mrunal Joshi told TOI.
Dr Jalpan Rupapara, a wildlife conversation expert in Junagadh said, “Lions often come close to residential areas in Junagadh, In fact, Girnar Darwaza is barely 100 metres from the sanctuary. More of such incursions, especially in monsoon, can’t be ruled out, considering that the lion population in Girnar is growing.”
According to Indian Express report, Three persons were killed in attacks by lions in Amreli district between March and May this year.