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India | Wave of lion deaths alarms wildlife officials, but natural causes, not poaching, suspected

The Gujarat Forest Department on Wednesday recovered one more carcass of a lioness from the Gir forests, the only abode of the Asiatic Lion, taking the total death toll of the beast to 14 in as many days, even as seven more lions were rescued.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) A.K. Saxena said a lioness was found dead on Wednesday in the Dalkhania range of the sanctuary.

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