Asiatic lions: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Asiatic Lion population increased

Published: June 11, 2020

On June 10, 2020, PM Modi on Twitter announced about the increase in population of Asiatic Lions. Highlights The Asiatic Lion population has increased by 29%. It was 523 in 2015 and has increased to 674 in 2020. India has recorded 36% increase in distribution area of lions. It was 22,000 square kilo metres in ..

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Scientists sequence Asiatic lion’s Genome for the first time

Published: May 13, 2019

The scientists from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research’s (CSIR)-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, for the first time sequenced the entire genome of Asiatic lion. Key Highlights of Study The population of Asiatic lion, an endangered species is very low. At present only 523 animals are found in the Gir forests in ..

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Gujarat Government starts vaccination of Gir lions against deadly canine distemper virus

Published: October 8, 2018

Gujarat Forest Department has started vaccination of lions in Gir sanctuary to protect them from a deadly canine distemper virus (CDV) and protozoa infections. The virus is blamed for the death of as many as 23 lions in Gujarat’s Gir sanctuary in less than month. The segregated lions are being vaccinated under intensive veterinary care ..

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