Death of the oldest lion of Gir Dheer departed from the world by making a record of living for 22 years, due to illness, he had given up food.
Dheer was resuscitated at the age of 5. From then on, he lived in this zoo for 17 years.
The oldest lion of the Gir Forest in Gujarat, known for the Asiatic Lions, Dheer, said goodbye to the world on Saturday. Dheer lived a long life of 22 years. He died in Sakkarbagh Ju of Junagadh. Before Dheer, no lion in Gir Forest had completed 20 years of age. This record was broken by Dheer 2 years ago.
Lions live only for 15-17 years
The age of Asiatic Lions is more than 15 to 17 years old. However, some lions in the Gir forest remained alive till the age of 19–20 years. Dheer has set a new record by living a life of 22 years.
Dheer was rescued in 2004
RFO of Sakkarbagh Ju, Nirav Makwana said that Dheer had been living in Saqkarbaaz Joo of Junagadh for the past 17 years. She was resuscitated from Gir Forest in 2004. From the age of 5, Saqkarbagh Joo had been Dhir's house.
He had been running ill for some time. Due to this, his walk was also stopped. Her dose was also decreasing as compared to earlier. The medical team of the forest department was constantly monitoring him. Dheer did not open his eyes on Saturday morning. With this, that enclosure of Sukkarbaju Xu became deserted, where Dhir's roar used to resonate.