Gujarat: Lion enters private company, camera catches it roaming around premises
Asiatic Lions in India’s Gujarat (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Man-animal conflict is not new in India. There have also been incidents when wild animals have been found entering posh human settlements in cities. And now, a similar scary incident has been reported from the city of Rajula in the western Indian state of Gujarat where a lion entered a private company, leaving the employees who work there shell-shocked.
In camera footage, the animal was seen roaming around in the halls of the company located in the city in the state’s Amreli district.
While officials of the forest department launched a hunt to trap the lion in the surrounding areas, it was yet to be tracked, said reports.
The incident comes just days after a pride of eight lions from Gir, also in Gujarat, entered a village located in Amreli district. According to local people, lion sightings are a common occurrence in the area. Gujarat’s Gir National Park houses the Asiatic lion.
In February 2021, a lion entered the premises of a hotel in Gujarat and CCTV footage of the incident went viral on the internet.