23 Jan 2024

Madhya Pradesh: Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav Announces Joyful Arrival of 3 Adorable Cheetah Cubs in Kuno National Park

In a momentous event at Kuno National Park in Sheopur district of Madhya Pradesh, the only cheetah safari in the country, female cheetah Jwala has given birth to three adorable cubs. The announcement was made by Union Forest Minister Bhupendra Yadav, who shared the exciting news on social media platform X. The remarkable development is part of Project Cheetah, where a total of 8 cheetahs, including Jwala, were brought from Namibia on September 17, 2022.

Growing Cheetah Population Boosts Conservation Efforts

Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav expressed his delight by posting a video on Instagram, captioned, "Kuno's new cubs! A Namibian cheetah named Jwala has given birth to three cubs. Congratulations to all the wildlife frontline warriors and wildlife lovers across the country." The birth of these cubs follows closely after Namibian cheetah Asha gave birth to her own litter just weeks ago, marking a significant milestone in the conservation efforts at Kuno National Park.

Jwala had previously become a mother on March 24 

Under Project Cheetah, the 8 cheetahs, including Jwala, were brought to Kuno National Park with the aim of reintroducing and establishing a cheetah population. Jwala, currently housed in a spacious enclosure, gave birth to three cubs on January 20. Notably, Jwala had previously become a mother on March 24 of the previous year, giving birth to four cubs, with one surviving and now thriving at 9 months old.

Kuno's Growing Cheetah Population

The overall Cheetah population at Kuno National Park has now reached 20, including 13 adults and 7 cubs. With the recent addition of Jwala's three cubs, the total number of Cheetahs in the park has reached 20. Notably, two adult Cheetahs named Pawan and Veera continue to roam freely in the open forest.

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