11 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh: Another Cheetah Tejas Dies In Sheopur's Kuno Park; 7th Feline To Die In 10 Months

Another Cheetah died in Sheopur's Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. Male Cheetah Tejas has wounds on his neck. It is being speculated that Tejas has lost his life in the mutual struggle of cheetahs. After this, only 17 cheetahs, including one cub, are left in Kuno.


Of the 7 cheetahs that have died so far, three were cubs who were born in Kuno. Four adult cheetahs have died.

Confirming this, PCCF JS Chauhan said that wounds were found on the neck of Tejas. It is being guessed that he died during a mutual struggle. The postmortem will be done on Wednesday morning. This is the 7th cheetah to die in Kuno in the last 10 months.

Cheetahs returned to the country after 70 years, when on 17 September 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released 8 cheetahs from Namibia at Kuno National Park on his birthday. On February 18 this year, 12 more cheetahs from South Africa were released in Kuno. That is, altogether 20 cheetahs were brought from Namibia and South Africa.

On 6 March 2023, Sasha, a 4-year-old female cheetah brought from Namibia, died of a kidney infection.

On 27 March 2023, Jwala,emale cheetah brought from Namibia, gave birth to 4 cubs. But only one cub is surviving.

On 23 April 2023, Cheetah Uday brought from South Africa died. It was told in the short PM report that Cheeta Uday died due to cardiac artery failure.

On 9 May 2023, Female cheetah Daksha died during mating. Daksha was brought to Kuno from South Africa.

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