Connect with us

7 more Cheetahs to be released into Wild before monsoon

India

7 more Cheetahs to be released into Wild before monsoon

cheetah in india kuno park
Cheetah in Kuno National Park, India

By the third week of June, seven additional cheetahs, including two females, would be released into the wild in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park, according to the chairman of the high-level committee established to track the development of the much-heralded Cheetah reintroduction project.

On September 17 of last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the first group of eight spotted cats from Namibia into a quarantine pen in Kuno in the Madhya Pradesh state as part of the ambitious programme.

On February 18, 12 cheetahs were flown in from South Africa and released into Kuno as part of a second similar translocation.

In March and April, three cheetahs perished. Seven of the 17 adult cheetahs that are still alive have already been released into the wild.

“There is no reason to fear because the project is on schedule. By the third week of June, we’ve agreed to release seven additional cheetahs, including two females, according to the head of the panel and secretary general of the Global Tiger Forum, Rajesh Gopal, who spoke to PTI.

ALSO READ:  One more Cheetah released into the wild in Kuno National Park

Seven cheetahs will be released out of the ten that are still in the larger, gated acclimatisation camps. “More time is required to rewild the three remaining ones because they are captive-bred animals from Namibia,” he stated.

On May 8, the National Tiger Conservation Authority planned to release five additional cheetahs (in addition to the three that were already in the wild at the time) before the start of the monsoon season.

More in India

To Top