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Good News: Four Cubs born to one of the cheetahs translocated to India

Cheetahs cubs India; On Wednesday, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav announced that a cheetah, which was moved from Namibia to India

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Four cubs born to one of the Cheetahs translocated to India

On Wednesday, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav announced that a cheetah, which was moved from Namibia to India, has given birth to four cubs, calling it a significant achievement in the country's wildlife conservation history.

Last year, eight cheetahs were relocated to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, including the mother of the newly born cubs.

The cat was among eight that were transferred to Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park on September 17 last year.

Taking to Twitter, Yadav said: “I am delighted to share that four cubs have been born to one of the cheetahs translocated to India on 17th September 2022, under the visionary leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi ji.”

He added: “I congratulate the entire team of Project Cheetah for their relentless efforts in bringing back cheetahs to India and for their efforts in correcting an ecological wrong done in the past.”

Another cheetah showing signs of pregnancy

One of the eight cheetahs that were relocated to India on September 17, 2022 was Siyaya, according to forest officials. Recently another cheetah named Asha was released into the wild and is showing signs of pregnancy.

However, confirmation of his pregnancy will only be possible after the birth of the puppies. An expert involved in the project sees this as a promising indication of the success of the first cheetah intercontinental translocation project.

India Cheetah Project

As part of the India Cheetah Project, which aims to establish a sustainable population of South East African cheetahs in the country, eight cheetahs were brought from Namibia and released into Kuno National Park in 2022.

The group consisted of three males and five females. , all between the ages of four and six, and were released into a quarantine enclosure on September 17, 2022.

Unfortunately, Sasha, one of the eight cheetahs, passed away on Monday due to a kidney infection she already had prior to her release. transfer to India. according to a press release.

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