24 Jan 2024

Madhya Pradesh: Namibian Cheetah 'Jwala' at Kuno Had Delivered Quadruplets, Reveals Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav

Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh): In a delightful revelation, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav shared the news on Wednesday that the Namibian cheetah "Jwala," at Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh, has given birth to four cubs, contrary to the initially reported three.

Expressing his excitement on the social networking platform X, Minister Yadav highlighted the discovery made by frontline wildlife workers during their interaction with Jwala. The unexpected addition of a fourth cub brought immense joy, and the minister extended congratulations to all involved, expressing his hope for the healthy development and thriving of the cubs in their new Indian habitat.

Notably, just a few weeks earlier, another cheetah named Aasha had given birth to three cubs within the same park.

The revival of cheetahs in India began with their declaration as extinct in 1952, only to be rejuvenated through Project Cheetah in 2022. Eight cheetahs from Namibia were reintroduced that year, followed by the relocation and release of twelve South African cheetahs in February 2023, all contributing to the repopulation efforts at Kuno National Park.


Despite the positive strides, the journey has seen challenges, with a recent loss of a relocated cheetah from Namibia at Kuno National Park. Since March 2023, the park has witnessed the passing of three Indian-born cubs and seven adult cheetahs. 

Kuno National Park, spanning 344.686 square kilometers on the northern slope of the Vidhyachal mountains, was named in honor of a tributary of the Chambal River. As conservation efforts continue, the park remains a crucial hub for the reintroduction and protection of these magnificent big cats in India.

Cheetah Project has become an example for other countries

Forest Minister Nagar Singh Chouhan expressed happiness over the birth of new members in the cheetah family in Palpur Kuno National Park and said that the environment of National Park has proved suitable for the health of cheetahs.

Forest Minister Chouhan said that the Cheetah Project is a successful outcome of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision. Under the guidance of the Prime Minister, Madhya Pradesh and the country have earned fame in the world for cheetah conservation and management. 

He said that the Cheetah Project has become an example for other countries from the point of view of wildlife management. Wildlife experts are coming to Madhya Pradesh to study the cheetah project. Forest Minister Shri Chouhan has congratulated the citizens.

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