The Monday morning gave goose bumps to the residents of Virpur village in Gujarat when they witnessed a lioness roaming on the streets. The village is located in Amreli district which is near the Sasan Gir region known for its lion population. Thus, the incident of lions entering into the localities in the night is not new for the locals but the thing that threw them in a tizzy was to see her walking freely on the road in the bright sunny day.
On the day, the lioness ventured in to the village and was roaming probably in search of food when the villagers spotted her. However, instead of going behind the doors, many people dotted the road from where she passed by keeping safe distance from her while others gathered on their balcony and terrace.
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However, getting the information, officials of Forest Department reached the spot and forced the lioness to return to her habitat in the forest.
The Lions of Gir had also featured with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the advertisement ‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’ that was shot to push Gujarat tourism.