Six years old Tejas and Subhi, a pair of pure Asiatic lions who arrived at the zoo a few months ago, were displayed for public for the first time on Sunday. Express Photo by Pavan Khengre. 09.04.2017. Pune. *** Local Caption *** Six years old Tejas and Subhi, a pair of pure Asiatic lions who arrived at the zoo a few months ago, were displayed for public for the first time on Sunday. Express Photo by Pavan Khengre. 09.04.2017. Pune.

Manguben Makwana will never forget the night of June 29. The 32-year-old delivered a baby in the vicinity of the Gir forest in an ambulance after midnight — but that was not all. Even as she gave birth to a boy, a group of 12 lions emerged from the adjacent forests and surrounded the vehicle near a remote village in Amreli district.
During this ordeal, which lasted for around 20 minutes, the paramedic staff of the ‘108’ ambulance tackled the situation with courage and helped Makwana in giving birth, while the lion pride, including three males, blocked the vehicle’s passage.
The incident occurred at around 2:30 am on Thursday when the ambulance was shifting Makwana, a resident of Lunasapur village, to the government hospital in Jafarabad town, said Chetan Gaadhe, Emergency Management Executive of ‘108’ in Amreli.
“When the ambulance was on its way to Jafarabad with Makwana, the on-duty Emergency Management Technician …
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