25 May 2023

Two more cubs of female cheetah Jwala died in Kuno, condition of remaining one serious

Sheopur: Two more of the four cubs born to Jwala, a female cheetah brought from South Africa to Kuno in Madhya Pradesh, died today.

One of Jwala's cubs died on May 23. Now only one cub is left, whose condition is also said to be critical. All the cubs were about eight weeks old.

According to a press release issued by the Kuno National Park, a cub of Jwala had died on May 23. That day was the hottest day of this summer. 

The same day the condition of the remaining three cubs was found abnormal, after which they were kept under observation, but two more cubs could not be saved despite continuous monitoring.

All the cheetah cubs were found emaciated, underweight and highly dehydrated, according to the release. Namibian experts and doctors are being consulted for treatment. Post mortem of cheetah cubs done according to standards.

Now there are 18 cheetahs left in Kuno

In the first consignment, 8 cheetahs were brought from Namibia to Kuno National Park. They were released in the enclosure by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday on 17 September. After this, on February 18, 12 more cheetahs were brought to Kuno from South Africa. 

Jwala, a female cheetah brought from Namibia, had given birth to 4 cubs. First three adult  cheetahs and then 3 cheetah cubs died one by one. After which the number of cheetahs in Kuno is now 18.

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