Cheetah In India: After seven decades, the Cheetah era is going to start once again in the country from today. 8 Cheetahs from Namibia Gwalior Airbase (Gwalior Airbase). Eight cheetahs from Namibia include three males and five female leopards. The vet will first check the health of the cheetahs at the airport.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on his birthday will leave in the quarantine enclosure built in Kuno National Park. Let us tell you, in the year 1952, the Government of India had declared Cheetahs extinct. At the same time, today after 72 years, cheetahs have once again returned to India.
20 great things about cheetahs…
1- Of the 8 cheetahs being brought from Namibia, 5 are female while 3 are male. The lifespan of female cheetahs is between 2 and 5 years while that of male cheetahs is between 4.5 and 5.5 years. These cheetahs will be eaten for a month in the quarantine period and during this 2-3 kg of meat will be given to them to eat in 2-3 days.
2- Cheetah was declared extinct 70 years ago in India. There were no cheetahs in the country for 70 years and it is not that suddenly cheetahs are being brought in. The effort to bring cheetahs to India started 50 years ago and reached its conclusion on the day of Modi’s birthday.
3- A helipad was also built for cheetahs in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Where the cheetahs will be brought from the helicopter of the Special Army. PM Modi will release 8 cheetahs from the cage in their enclosure today.
4- All cheetahs have a satellites-VHF radio caller ID in their necks, which will help in tracking them from monitoring to infection in the future. In order to avoid any kind of infection in the cheetahs, other cattle in the villages have also been vaccinated.
5- A special circle of 25 square kilometers has been made for cheetahs. The South African government and wildlife experts will keep an eye on them. It may take one to three months for cheetahs to adapt to the Indian climate here.
6- Cheetahs were brought from Namibia in South Africa because the length of day and night there is exactly the same as in India and the temperature here is also similar to Africa. In Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park, the maximum temperature remains up to 42 ° C while the minimum temperature reaches 6 to 7 ° C, which is favorable for cheetahs.
7- The Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh, situated on the Vindhyachal mountain range, falls in the Sheopur and Morena districts of MP. It was given the status of a national park in 2018.
8- Why was the Kuno National Park in MP chosen for cheetahs? The Kuno National Park, spread over 748 square kilometers, has been finalized after a survey of 10 places. MP has the best record of rehabilitation.
9- Cheetahs need good hunting and there is a dense population of small deer and pigs in the Kuno National Park and the number of chital, sambar and nilgai in the whole park is about 25 thousand. That is, there will be no shortage of eating cheetahs.
10- The cheetah hunts only once a week and this is how it gets its job done. Cheetah eats 7 to 8 kg of mutton at a time. It is believed that the cheetah does not leave its prey.
11- Cheetah is considered to be more powerful and that is why no one has a stake in its hunting. A cheetah needs four animals in a month and 50 animals in a year. Apart from hunting, cheetahs need water.
12- The cheetah needs enough space because it is the fastest animal on land at 120 kmph, which can reach 97 kmph in just 3 seconds.< /p>
13- Cheetah can jump 7 meters long if it runs with full force. Cheetah is an animal of cat species but cheetah cannot roar like lion and tiger but growl like cat.
14- The ecology of the Indian Grasslands was damaged due to the extinction of cheetahs, which needs to be corrected. >
15- Cheetah was last seen in India in 1948. In 1952, ie 70 years ago, the Government of India had declared the cheetah extinct and then the process of settling cheetahs in India was started from 1979.
16- The forests of different states of India were home to cheetahs, but due to breeding and hunting, the number of cheetahs in the country started decreasing gradually.
17- In the year 1947, Raja Ramanuj Pratap Singh of Surguja hunted 3 cheetahs. It is believed that these were the last 3 cheetahs of India.
18- In 2010, the Indian government started talks with Namibia for this, but the agreement to bring cheetahs from Namibia and South Africa was signed in July 2022. In the first episode of this agreement, now 8 cheetahs are reaching India.
19- This is happening for the first time when a carnivorous animal is being sent from one continent to another.
20- The eco-system of the forest here will change as soon as the cheetahs from Africa land on the land of Kuno National Park. Leopards living here will meet for the first time a new wild animal of their cat species. These cheetahs with their exact appearance have come to their area after 70 years.