18 Feb 2023

Madhya Pradesh: CM Shivraj Releases 12 Cheetahs in Kuno Palpur, Number Increases To 20

Sheopur: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan released 12 South African cheetahs, including five females, in the enclosure at Kuno National Park today, taking the number of cheetahs in the state to 20.

Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupendra Yadav, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and State Forest Minister Vijay Shah were especially present on the occasion.

These cheetahs were first brought to Gwalior in a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force, medically examined and then flown in helicopters to Kuno.

Arrangements for the care of cheetahs

Extensive arrangements have been made in Kuno National Park for the care of cheetahs. To keep twelve cheetahs, 10 quarantine bomas have been prepared. Of these, 8 new and 2 old quarantine bomas have been refurbished. 

Apart from this, two isolation wards have been prepared. Shades have been made for providing shade to the felines in all the bomas. Water has been arranged for the cheetahs.

Chief Minister Chouhan said that rehabilitation of cheetahs is important from the point of view of tourism and employment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has restored the extinct cheetahs in Asia continent, India and also in Madhya Pradesh. 

Earlier on September 17, 2022, 8 cheetahs brought from Namibia were released in Kuno by Prime Minister Shri Modi on the occasion of his birthday.

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