“Momentous Occasion”: 4 Cubs Born To Cheetah Introduced In From Namibia

The 4 cubs have been born to cheetah named Siyaya.

4 cubs have been born to one of many cheetahs named Siyaya translocated to India from Namibia, Union Setting Minister Bhupender Yadav stated on Wednesday. He shared the picture of the cubs on Twitter together with a video that reveals them letting out some little roars. He termed it a “momentous occasion in India’s wildlife conservation historical past”. The cheetahs have been dropped at Kuno in Madhya Pradesh from Namibia in September final yr as a part of the federal government’s formidable plan to reintroduce the noticed felines in India.

“I’m delighted to share that 4 cubs have been born to one of many cheetahs translocated to India on seventeenth September 2022, below the visionary management of PM Shri @narendramodi ji (sic),” Mr Yadav stated in his tweet.

He additionally congratulated all the crew of Challenge Cheetah for his or her relentless efforts in bringing again the massive carnivore to India and for his or her efforts in correcting an ecological incorrect finished up to now.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the primary batch of eight cheetahs – 5 females and three males – right into a quarantine enclosure at Kuno in Madhya Pradesh on his 72nd birthday on September 17 final yr. One of many Namibian cheetahs, Sasha, had died resulting from a kidney-related ailment on Monday, forest and wildlife officers in Madhya Pradesh stated.

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In a second such translocation, 12 cheetahs have been flown in from South Africa and launched into Kuno on February 18.

Cheetah is the one massive carnivore that bought utterly worn out from India resulting from over-hunting and habitat loss.

The final cheetah died in Koriya district of present-day Chhattisgarh in 1947 and the species was declared extinct in 1952.