Prachi Kiran       Feb 17, 2023

Let’s look into the bigger and more marrier plan of having more Cheetahs on Indian land.

India will get 12 more cheetahs from South Africa on February 18, 2023. Seven men and five ladies would be transported to Gwalior by an IAF C-17 Globemaster.

An IAF aircraft flew to South Africa on Thursday from Hindon Air Station in Uttar Pradesh.

They will then be transported via Mi-17 chopper to Kuno National Park.

According to the current Cheetah reintroduction effort, this will bring the total number of spotted cats in India to 20.

The new arrivals range in age from 18 months to 4 years. They will reside in specially designed enclosures while undergoing the required quarantine.

A delegation that includes veterinarians, senior Indian and South African officials, and experts on cheetahs will help transfer the animals.

The Primary Batch in 2022:

On September 17 of last year, the first batch of the rehabilitation exercise involved translocating eight cheetahs. They were transported by air from Namibia.

All of the reintroduced cheetahs are doing well, with the exception of the "Sasa" one. "Eight cheetahs that arrived in India in September last year have adapted well.

The Vast Plan of the Indian Government:

The government plans to bring 10 to 12 Cheetahs from Africa into the country each year as part of a five-year Cheetah reintroduction effort.

There were no longer any cheetahs in India. Cheetahs were extinct from the Indian jungle by 1947. They vanished, and mass capture and sport hunting were held responsible. Cheetahs were declared extinct in India in 1952.


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