Cheetah Project: Reintroduction of Cheetah In India After 75 years
Cheetahs were declared extinct in India in 1952. The Indian government is bringing 8 Cheetah from Namibia, SA. They will be brought by a special plane & arrangements.
The cheetah is the fastest predator in the world, and it preys at a speed of roughly 100 kph. These swift predators, which previously roamed India, were deemed extinct in 1952.
After being extinct for 75 years, the big cat is being brought back to India by the government. It is transporting eight African cheetahs from Namibia, which is located more than 8000 kilometers distant.
The current plan is for a civilian aircraft to transport the cheetahs to Jaipur, from which point Chinook helicopters from the Indian Air Force will transport them to Kuno National Park.
As part of the cheetah rehabilitation initiative, Prime Minister Modi will discharge them into quarantine facilities that day.
Based on the climate, Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh was picked as the cheetahs’ home. The park’s plants, climate, and weather also resemble Namibian woodlands quite a bit.
In addition, this national park offers them plenty of opportunities for hunting and access to water. Additionally, cheetahs enjoy hunting chital, reindeer, and other herbivorous mammals.
Eight cheetahs in total, comprising 5 female plus 3 male cheetahs, are arriving from Namibia.
Along with additional security measures, cameras have been set up throughout the National Park to keep an eye on them. These large cats will have a tracker band around their necks that is GPS-connected.
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The Kuno National Park has been fully prepared to receive these visitors from Namibia. On September 17, the cheetah will return to Indian territory for the first time in 75 years.
They will be taken by a special jumbo plane whose front is painted like Cheetah’s face. They will be airlifted from Namibia (South Africa) to India on empty stomach to avoid health complications.