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AHMEDABAD: As Gir reopened for tourists on Tuesday after the three-month monsoon break, it was the young Simbas who hogged all limelight. This season there are about 90 newborn cubs – a rise of 20% compared to last year – in the last abode of Asiatic lion.

While the tourist footfalls were marginally less as compared to the opening day last year – about 935 people visited Gir on Tuesday – officials say it was because last year the sanctuary was thrown open during the Diwali holidays.

Pravin Vara, who had come with a group of 40 people from Rajasthan, spotted two females with two newborn cubs and even a lion.

Every season, 75-odd cubs are born. The higher number…

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