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Video Of Pride Of Lions In Gujarat Shared As ‘Tigers Spotted In Mumbai’

Video Of Pride Of Lions In Gujarat Shared As ‘Tigers Spotted In Mumbai’

BOOM found that the viral video was from Gujarat of a pride of lionesses spotted near Junagadh city road adjacent to Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Dramatic footage capturing a pride of lionesses prowling on a street is being shared with the false claim that it is from Ghodbunder road, Thane, Maharashtra, which is near Mumbai.

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BOOM also received the video on its WhatsApp helpline number (7700906111) inquiring about it.

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FACT-CHECK

Not tigers, neither from Mumbai

BOOM found that the video was from Gujarat of a pride of seven lionesses spotted strolling on Junagadh city road adjacent to Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary.

The video was taken by a resident of Bharti Ashram of Bhavnath area in
Junagadh, where the pride of lions can be seen strolling through the residential area on a rainy night reported Times of India on September 12, 2019.

“Lions often come out of the Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary and are found roaming on the roads near Girnar Taleti road as it’s close to the sanctuary in Junagadh. It’s a natural phenomenon here,” said Dr Sunil Kumar Berwal, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Junagadh reported CNN News 18.

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Claim Review : Ghodbunder Road Thane Mumbai 11/09/19. 1.56 am Live Video

Fact Check : FALSE

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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

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