PM Modi News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released two cheetahs in Kuno National Park. Six leopards had already been released. All these cheetahs have been kept in special enclosures inside the Kuno Park. All cheetahs were brought to India from Namibia. Of the eight cheetahs, 5 females are between 2 and 5 years old, while males are between 4.5 years and 5.5 years old. Cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952.
The government of South Africa 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 government of South Africa 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.
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.
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