According to the Zoo officials, the Zoo had sent samples of 11 lions to the ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal.
As per the laboratory test results furnished by the Institute, samples in respect of nine lions out of the 11 sent, have tested positive for SARS CoV-2.
Lions entering populated places in Junagadh city is not uncommon and residents feel a sense of pride at such occurrences, as it symbolises human-wildlife mutual coexistence.
'Rehan Khan is a resident of Bihar and came to Delhi to visit the city,' Joint Police Commissioner Devesh Chandra Srivastava said.
Apart from the eye-catching landscape, Shimoga is noted for its distinct cuisine and various tastes of ice-creams.
A visit to Gir would also make a person from Kerala wonder why lions are absent in the state's forests, that are rich in fauna.
Indian officials travelled nearly 70 km through lion-infested jungle this week
to ensure a 69-year-old holy man got his chance to vote.
The incident occurred near the Gir Forest when a pride of six lions were walking along the railway track passing from Borala village.