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Three Gir lions condemned to life in captivity for killing humans

Officials at Gujarat’s Gir Forest Reserve have sentenced three lions to life in captivity after they were found to have eaten humans.

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Seventeen lions in the Gir Forest reserve in Gujarat were rounded up by forest authorities last month after three people living near the sanctuary were killed in attacks.

Gujarat’s chief conservator, AP Singh, said human remains were found in the excrement of one male lion and two females.

He said the male had attacked and killed the humans, while the females had eaten the leftovers.

An official at a nearby zoo said on Thursday that the male lion was moved to the zoo and the females will be held at a rescue centre. The 14 other lions will be released back into the sanctuary.

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