On Birthday, PM Releases Cheetahs From Namibian, Africa
Its a historic moment when PM Narendra Modi released eight cheetahs into Indian wildlife at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh after seven decades from Namibian. It was declared extinct in India in 1952. The arrival of eight big cats in India is the biggest wildlife translocation project in the history. PM Modi took the initiative of reintroducing the eight big cats on the occasion of his birthday on 17 September on Saturday as part of Project Cheetah.
According to National Tiger Conversation Authority (NTCA) 3 male cheetah (aged between 4.5 years and 5.5 years) and 5 female cheetahs (aged between 2 and 5) brought from African wildlife Namibia by customized Boeing 747-700 jumbo aircraft.
PM also said that we have to be show some patience and wait for few months to see the cheetahs released at Kuno National Park till these cheetahs to make this place as their home. Because they are unfamiliar with this area. Radio Collar has been installed on the neck of eight cheetahs for tracking and the official will be monitored all cheetahs for one month at Kuno National Park.
National Geographic has released a report which stated that cheetahs are facing extinction all over the world due to climate change and human hunting. A record says that cheetahs being used for hunting in India is found in the 12th century. The Mughal emperor Akbar was very fond of cheetahs for hunting.
Cheetahs have very low chance of reproductive success rate due to their species do not reproduce so easily. And also it is very harder for them to adapt a new environments because of their fewer population. This is the first time in history that big cats are being moved from one continent to another and being reintroduced to the forest. Government of India planning to introduce 50 cheetahs in various national parks in India over the next five years.
18/09/2022 By Hindustan View