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New Delhi: Health of Shyamal, the famous Asiatic Lion and one of main attractions of Sarthana Nature Park in Surat, continued to deteriorate on the 25th day of his illness.

Doctors in the national sanctuary were worried over the lion’s health condition.

“Shyamal did respond to treatment in between. However his condition has relapsed now. Cause of deteriorating health not diagnosed,” said Rajesh Patel veterinary doctor in Sarthana.

The Asiatic lion is a lion subspecies that exists as a single population in Gujarat. It is listed as Endangered by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to its small population size.

Last month, lions Rana and Kanha, at the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in the UK gave birth to their first triplets ever.

First Published | 30 September 2016 9:45 AM
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