On PM Modi’s birthday, Cheetahs reintroduced in India after 70 years
India welcomes PM Modi’s 72nd birthday
GWALIOR: On his 72nd birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released eight cheetahs in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and wildlife experts. All eight cheetahs have been kept in special enclosures over 10 km inside the park, according to DD News.
A day after return from Samarkand after attending the SCO summit, PM Modi will have a busy day on his birthday today as he will attend four important events. India welcomes PM Modi’s 72nd birthday. Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama congratulate PM Modi and said, “on the occasion of India Prime Minister Narandra Modi’s seventy-second birthday I have written to him to offer my warmest good wishes and prayers for his continued good health”.
All these cheetahs have been brought to India from Namibia. Which, the age of 5 females is between 2 and 5 years, while the age of male cheetahs is between 4.5 years and 5.5 years. Cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952.
PM Shri @narendramodi launches Project Cheetah at Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh. https://t.co/C1VljqEIQM— BJP (@BJP4India) September 17, 2022
The South Africa government will keep an eye
The ‘African Cheetah Introduction Project in India’ was started in 2009. India had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Namibia for the import of cheetahs. Other cattle in the villages have also been vaccinated so that there is no infection in the cheetahs.
A special circle of 5 square kilometers has been made for cheetahs. The South African government and wildlife experts will keep an eye on them. It may take one to three months for cheetahs to adapt to the Indian climate here.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases the cheetahs that were brought from Namibia this morning, at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. pic.twitter.com/dtW01xzElV— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022
First glimpse of a cheetah being transported to India shared by DD News
First visuals of a #Cheetah, being transported from Namibia to India! #CheetahIsBack— ALL INDIA RADIO आकाशवाणी (@AkashvaniAIR) September 16, 2022
Courtesy – @DDNewslive pic.twitter.com/w5O0Hm1t1M
Cheetahs are one of the oldest of the big cat species with ancestors dating back about 8.5 million years
One of the oldest of the big cat species, with ancestors dating back about 8.5 million years, cheetahs once roamed widely throughout Asia and Africa in great numbers, said CCF. But today only around 7,000 remain, primarily in the African savannas.
Earlier visuals on chopper with cheetahs landing in MP
स्वागत है! स्वागत है!! स्वागत है!!!— Office of Shivraj (@OfficeofSSC) September 17, 2022
कूनो अभ्यारण्य में आ गये चीते! #MPWelcomesCheetah pic.twitter.com/BGnFpXZ93W
Why were cheetahs imported from Namibia?
Except in the Himalayan region, there was no place where cheetahs were not found in India. Asiatic cheetahs are still found in Iran, Afghanistan. Cheetahs are coming from Namibia in South Africa because the length of day and night there is exactly the same as in India and the temperature here is also similar to Africa.
In Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park, the maximum temperature remains up to 42 ° C while the minimum temperature reaches 6 to 7 ° C, which is favorable for cheetahs. The Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh, situated on the Vindhyachal mountain range, falls in the Sheopur and Morena districts of MP. In the year 2018, it was given the status of a national park.