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Majestic Lioness Casually Strolls Around Gas Pump After Escaping Gir Forest in India – Video

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Lioness - Sputnik International, 1920, 10.02.2021
Gir Forest in India is the only jungle habitat in Asia that's home to lions. Located in Gujarat state, the forest spans almost 900 square km and hosts over 600 lions, making it a famous tourist attraction. But sometimes, the inhabitants go walkies.

On Wednesday, a video from Junagarh city in the Indian state of Gujarat showing an adult lioness prowling around a petrol pump by a main road at night went viral. 

The clip – which looks like it's recorded on CCTV – was posted on Twitter by Udayan Kachchhi, who also uploaded a video of the same lioness walking around a nearby car park.

According to Kachchhi, the petrol pump is adjacent to Hotel Sarovar Portico opposite the railway station.

The distance between Junagarh and Gir Forest – where the lioness is thought to be from – is 78 km, a journey that takes over two hours by car. No forest officials have commented on the incident as of yet.


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