Gir National Park, Sasan Gir
News Update: 06-June-2018
The Gir National Park tops in the incidents of wildlife abusing. In a new video that surfaced recently and goes viral on social media, another incident of harassing the endangered Asiatic lion can be seen which occurred in or around the Gir Forest National Park. It’s not the first time in the Gir forest; this is just another incident which is the perfect example of human’s appalling behavior towards our protected wildlife.
In this video footage of Gir, few local people can be seen teasing a hungry lioness with a chicken. It can be clearly seen in the video that a group of few local men and a woman teasing a lioness with a chicken in hand. The lioness seems hungry and the man first fools the lioness many times by pretending to throw the hen towards her before finally throws it for the lioness to grab and eat. One person among them was capturing all the activity in his mobile camera that later surfaced on the WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
During this harassing activity captured in the video, it can also be heard at one point that a person present there even requested him to make the lioness to roar. When the lioness came very close to the teasing person, he arrogantly boasted that it is his daily activity and he doesn’t get scared of the wild animals anymore.
As per the reports, numerous such video footage’s of wildlife harassment’s, especially, the lion harassment’s were recovered from the mobile phones of the people whom the police had arrested last month on the charge of the illegal Lion show in the Gir forest.
It seems such wildlife harassment incidents by the locals become a normal thing in the Gir Forest. Earlier too, many such videos of the Gir forest had come into the limelight and a lot of outcry and noise had been made by the wildlife enthusiasts over the social media platforms. Such videos put the biggest question marks on the safety and security of the wildlife in Gir.