New Delhi: As part of an effort to restore the feline in India seven decades after it was deemed extinct in the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released eight cheetahs from Namibia into enclosures at Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno national park.
The huge cats were transported by helicopter to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district, where they were then let go.
All of the cheetahs have radio collars, which will be tracked through satellite. In addition to this, a specialised surveillance team will be stationed behind each cheetah and will keep watch over its location for 24 hours, according to officials.
All of the cheetahs have radio collars attached so they can be tracked through satellite. Each cheetah has a dedicated monitoring team that will continuously keep an eye on its movements.
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.
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.” Today is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, and he will unleash the wild cats into the park’s quarantine areas.
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.
“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.
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