26 May 2023

Madhya Pradesh: CM Shivraj Inquired About Death Of Cheetah Cubs In Kuno; Condition Of Fourth Surviving Cub Stable

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed rehabilitation of Cheetahs in the Sheopur's Kuno National Park in the meeting held at CM's residence Samatva Bhavan. The CM was briefed by the senior officials of the Forest Department on various aspects related to the resettlement of cheetahs, the period of their quarantine and their care.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) informed about the current status of cheetahs in Kuno National Park and the reasons for the death of cheetah cubs. 


He said that the possible reasons for the death of cheetah cubs on May 23 appear to be lack of nutrition and extremely hot weather. The fourth cub is rescued and is being treated under the supervision of wildlife doctors. The health of the cub is showing improvement. 


The health condition of the fourth and the last surviving cheetah cub at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh is stable. Officials said it is very difficult to tell about the survival of any ailing animal and that they were trying hard.


Kuno witnessed the death of three cubs earlier this week. The weight of the dead cubs was very less 1.6 kg, While according to the standards the weight of cubs of this age should be about 3 kg. 


Plan to release 3 more cheetahs in open forest


A total of six cheetahs have been released in the open forest, which are being monitored day and night. There is a plan to release 3 more cheetahs in the open forest in the coming days. 


Preparations started in Nauradehi,Gandhisagar Sanctuaries


Necessary preparations have also been started in Gandhisagar Sanctuary, which is likely to be completed by November. Similarly, preparations are to be started in Nauradehi Sanctuary as well. Instructions were given in the meeting to set a time line for these preparations in Nauradehi and Gandhisagar Sanctuary and get it approved by the newly formed Project Cheetah Steering Committee.

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