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Cheetahs In India: 10 Points You Need To Know

Cheetahs In India: As part of the campaign to reintroduce the feline in India, eight cheetahs from Namibia have arrived in their new home, Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park, where they will be released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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1.Just before eight in the morning, the cheetah-carrying aircraft touched down at the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Maharajpura airbase in Gwalior. Jyotiraditya Scindia, the minister for civil aviation, oversaw the plan as the cheetahs were taken to the air force chopper that would take them to Kuno National Park.

2. The minister tweeted images from the airfield along with the statement, “The cheetahs have arrived in their new home- KUNO – heavenly habitat for our cats.” At 10.45 am, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is celebrating his birthday today, will release the wild cats from the park’s quarantine areas.

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3. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the state’s chief minister, said this morning that there was no better gift for Madhya Pradesh to receive on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday than this, referring to the ‘historic’ transport of the wild cats from Namibia to the Kuno National Park as the largest wildlife incident of the century. According to him, this will significantly increase tourism in the state, particularly in the Kuno-Palpur region.

4. “The cats are very little sedated but not tranquillized. They all appear fantastic “Dr. Laurie Marker, the top cheetah expert in the world and a passenger on the jet carrying the large animals, made this statement.
5. The five female cheetahs range in age from two to five years, while the five male cheetahs range in age from 4.5 to 5.5 years, according to the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), an international non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Namibia and dedicated to protecting the fastest land species.

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The species was declared extinct in 1952

6. Asiatic cheetahs once lived in India, but the country declared the species extinct in 1952. As part of an international translocation initiative, the big cats are being transported from Namibia to India.

7. The national park is situated about 165 kilometres from Gwalior in the Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh. Because of its plentiful prey and grasslands, the Kuno park was chosen as a residence.
8. However, some have cautioned that the cheetahs may have trouble adjusting to the environment and may get into trouble with the several leopards already present.
9. The “African Cheetah Introduction Project in India” was created in 2009, but the COVID-19 epidemic has caused a delay in the big cat’s introduction, according to officials. The large cat was supposed to be introduced in KNP by November of last year.
10. Less than 7,000 cheetahs remain in the world, mostly in African savannas, and are classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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