Nearly 12 lions were found dead in last 10 days in Gujarat’s Gir Forest. Out of 12 lions, 6 were cubs. It is found that 8 of them were suffering from illness which was incurable. As per the IUCN in 2008, there were only 175 mature lions. From that year the number is increasing as of 2010, 411 lions were there and in 2015 there were 523 lions which increased to 650 in the previous year.