A lesson into why maldharis in the Gir forest know lions so well as to name them as Rajyo, Shekara, Maulana, Ram and Shyam!
One of three of the maldharis, who were to accompany us, told us how on the previous day four lions were spotted nearby, feeding on a cow which they had predated. I was thrilled. I had just begun the journey to spot a lion. But to my misfortune, I found the bike’s rear tyre had punctured. We decided to leave it there, and rode on the maldharis’ bikes.