A Cheetah introduced from South Africa used to be launched in an enclosure at Palpur, Kuno Nationwide Park, Madhya Pradesh on Feb 18. (Symbol: PTI)
With this, 4 of the 8 cheetahs introduced from Namibia had been launched into the wild within the park in Sheopur district
Two extra Namibian cheetahs had been on Wednesday launched into the wild on the Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno Nationwide Park (KNP) right here, the place the tom cats had been translocated from the African nation in September 2022, a wooded area division legit mentioned.
With this, 4 of the 8 cheetahs introduced from Namibia had been launched into the wild within the park in Sheopur district.
Elton and Freddie, popularly referred to as “Rockstars”, had been effectively launched into the loose vary space of the park from a big enclosure at round 6.30 pm, Sheopur’s divisional wooded area officer (DFO) P Okay Verma instructed PTI.
“Each are wholesome and doing smartly,” he mentioned.
On March 11, two cheetahs — Oban and Asha — had been launched into the wild, nearly six months when they had been dropped at the KNP.
8 Namibian cheetahs — 5 women and 3 men — had been dropped at the KNP as a part of a reintroduction programme geared toward reviving the species’ inhabitants in India, the place they turned into extinct greater than 70 years in the past.
Top Minister Narendra Modi had launched the cheetahs — the arena’s quickest land animal — in a different enclosure on the park on September 17 remaining 12 months.
They had been first moved to acclimatization enclosures from quarantine bomas (animal enclosures in November remaining 12 months. They had been later launched into looking enclosures of the park.
A dozen extra cheetahs – seven men and 5 women – had been dropped at the KNP from South Africa on February 18, 2023. The KNP is now house to twenty cheetahs.
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