Residents of a village in Gujarat’s Amreli district locked themselves up after three lions sneaked into their locality. Video captured by one of the villagers shows the trio stomping around from one compound to the other. But the uninvited guests failed to receive a welcome, as villages looked at them only from the safety of their houses with doors bolted shut.
Human-animal conflict has become a critical issue at the Gir National Park and Sanctuary of Gujarat which constitutes the only landscape where the endangered Asiatic lions are now found and are conserved in the world.
As per a census carried out in 2015, the population of Asiatic lions in the wild had grown from 177 in 1968 to 523 in 2015.
Video Editor: Sandeep Suman