16 June 2016

Human-eating lions condemned to life in captivity in India

In this Saturday, March 24, 2012 photo, a lion rests at the Gir Sanctuary Forest reserve in the western Indian state of Gujarat, India. Forest reserve officials have sentenced three lions to life in captivity after they were found to have eaten humans.
Three lions identified as having eaten villagers in western India have been caged and will never be released back into the wild, forest officials said Thursday.
The male and two females were among 17 lions rounded up after a 14-year-old boy was dragged away while sleeping outside his house near the lion sanctuary in the Gir National Forest in Gujarat state, the world's last refuge for wild Asiatic lions.