Lioness Sona's cub died in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah Lion Safari. The cub was immediately provided with oxygen support but could not be saved.
Etawah : The fifth cub of a lioness named Sona also died in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah Safari Park. An official of the Safari Park gave this information. Etawah Safari Park director Deeksha Bhandari said that the fifth cub of lioness Sona also died on Sunday night. He told that the lioness Sona had given birth to five cubs, in which four cubs had already died. Bhandari told that milk was given to the cub for dinner on Saturday evening and after some time he vomited. Seeing this, the doctors of Safari started his treatment in a hurry. The cub was treated for two hours, but he succumbed. The cub could not be saved.
Deeksha Bhandari told that the body of the cub has been sent to Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Bareilly for postmortem.
Deputy Director Jai Prakash Singh told on Monday that the lioness Sona of Safari had given birth to one cub on July 6, one cub during the day on July 9 and two cubs (one in a dead state) at night and one dead cub on July 10. Of the surviving cubs born on July 9, one was injured and the other very weak, due to which both died.
Giving birth to five cubs is a rare phenomenon: Singh
Deputy Director Safari Jaiprakash Singh said that at present there is a family of 19 lions and lionesses in the safari. Here 11 cubs have been born in the ‘Lion Breeding Centre’, but six of these cubs have died. Singh told that experts and scientists consider it a rare phenomenon for a lioness to give birth to five cubs.
Akhilesh Yadav lashed out at the UP government
Samajwadi Party (SP) President and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav reacted on social networking site X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday, saying, “Finally the fifth and last cub of lioness Sona has also been found in Etawah Lion Safari.” The UP government could not be saved, while the SP had warned the UP government several times for this. It is futile to expect anything more than silence from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in this matter.