Cheetahs are back in India

The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah, is found again in the territory of India, 70 years after it became extinct in that Asian country.

AFTER 70 YEARS: Cheetahs are back in India

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Eight big cats from Namibia, a southwestern African country, were flown by special plane to Gwalior and then moved by helicopters to Kuno National Park, their new home.



– Cheetahs have returned to our country after decades. I want to congratulate all Indians and also thank the government of Namibia – Modi said in a video message posted on his official Twitter account.

It is stated that the cheetahs will spend the next month in quarantine in fenced areas, after which they will be released into the park.

Before being released into the wild, they will be fitted with satellite/GSM-GPS-VHF radio collars, which will enable remote monitoring.

In a statement issued by the Indian Prime Minister’s office during the week, it is stated that the reintroduction of cheetahs to India was achieved within the framework of the “Cheetah” project, the world’s first intercontinental translocation project of large wild carnivores.

Cheetahs will help restore open forest and grassland ecosystems in India, the statement said, adding that this will help preserve biodiversity and improve ecosystem services such as water security and soil moisture conservation, which will benefit society as a whole. .

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