New Delhi (Sputnik) — A gang of Indian boys on motorcycles are seen chasing a pride of lions in a viral video, prompting a deluge of outrage on social media. The video has caught the attention of the authorities who have swung into action to ascertain the source of the video and nab the gang to punish them.
A lion, lioness and their cub are seen running in every which way out of fear as the roaring bikes speed towards them.
Reports in the local media say the footage is that of an open field in the Amreli area of the Saurashtra region of India's western state of Gujarat.
The area where the video is shot is near the famous Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, home to the great Asiatic lions. The lion population has increased in the sanctuary owing to a better conservation program and the big cats have now spilled over to non-protected areas as well.