28 May 2024

MP: How Authorities Are Protecting Cheetahs & Cubs from Scorching Heat in Kuno Park

Kuno National Park News: The severe heat in Madhya Pradesh has made life difficult for both people and wildlife. In response, the management of Kuno National Park in Sheopur has implemented crucial measures to protect cheetahs and their cubs from the extreme temperatures. This heightened vigilance comes after the tragic deaths of several cheetahs last summer.

Last year, three cubs of the female cheetah Jwala succumbed to the intense heat, and several adult cheetahs also died due to dehydration and other heat-related issues. To prevent such incidents, the park management has introduced artificial cooling measures to safeguard the cheetahs and their young during this year's hot season.

Kuno officials said wherever needed, we are also using water spray regularly to make the surrounding environment cool.

It is noteworthy that at present there are a total of 27 cheetahs in Kuno National Park, which includes 13 adults and 14 cubs. Park staff is making efforts to ensure that no untoward incident happens this summer.

With daytime temperatures in Kuno National Park reaching up to 48 degrees Celsius, the situation is dire. The park management has taken extensive steps to mitigate the impact of the heat wave on the cheetahs. These measures aim to provide a safer environment for the animals and ensure their well-being during this challenging period.

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