New Delhi/Gwalior. Finally, after nearly 70 years in India, Cheetah has given its knock. Yes, eight cheetahs have arrived here from Namibia today i.e. on Saturday. Significantly, seven decades after the extinction of this creature in India, they have been brought again. In fact, a special Boeing aircraft took off from the African country late on Friday night and reached India today i.e. on Saturday after a journey of about 10 hours carrying cheetahs in special wooden cages.
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022
Please tell that special arrangements were made in the plane to bring these cheetahs. According to the information received, a special aircraft carrying these cheetahs landed at Gwalior airport shortly before 8 am today. Now from here these cheetahs will be taken to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release three cheetahs in special enclosures at 10:45 am from now on the occasion of his birthday.
#DDExclusive , @DDNewslive brings to you the first visual of the Cheetah that is being transported from Namibia to India.#CheetahIsBack #CheetahIsComingHome@moefcc @byadavbjp @IndiainNamibia @tapasjournalist @CCFCheetah pic.twitter.com/cBvSt8XkCq
— DD News (@DDNewslive) September 16, 2022
According to the information received, at present these wildlife are being taken from Gwalior to Kuno in Sheopur district through an Air Force helicopter. This 165 km journey will take only 20-25 minutes.
Learn some special things about cheetahs
- Cheetahs were last seen in India in the year 1947. Maharaja Ramanuj Pratap Sahdev had then hunted these cheetahs in the forest of the Koriya district of the then state Central Provinces and Berar (now Chhattisgarh).
- After this, in the year 1952, the Government of India declared the Cheetah species extinct.
- At present, six quarantine enclosures have been made for cheetahs in the core area of Kuno Palpur Sanctuary. Two cheetahs will be kept in two enclosures.
- The cheetahs will stay in these enclosures for a month. The team of experts coming from Namibia will look after them and also provide necessary treatment if needed.