Cheetah: Eight cheetahs have come to India from Namibia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave these 8 cheetahs at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh on his birthday. Kuno Palpur National Park is located in Madhya Pradesh. Which is spread over 748 square kilometers. These cheetahs will live in this national park. But why are these cheetahs being kept here despite having hundreds of forests and national parks in the country? Know in this article-
The first reason for keeping 8 cheetahs being brought from Namibia here is because the weather here is favorable for them. The climate and climate of Kuno are being described to be very similar to the forests of Namibia. Apart from this, the second major reason for keeping these cheetahs here is that there is no settlement around it. This forest area is very close to the Sal forests of Korea of Chhattisgarh. In these forests, cheetahs of Asian origin were last seen about 70 years ago.
Years ago 24 villages were kicked out of the park
Although cheetahs are less prone to conflict with humans, they do not hunt humans. They also do not attack large animals. High population density and open grasslands pose a threat to the animals in India. Kuno is perhaps one of the few wildlife sites in the country, where some 24 villages and their domesticated animals were completely evicted from inside the park years ago.
Kuno was proved to be the best place in the survey
In addition, ten sites were surveyed in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh between 2010 and 2012. Later it was found that Kuno was the most suitable place for keeping cheetahs. The Wildlife Institute of India and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) conducted this survey keeping in mind the climate and population, among other factors, and named Kuno as the most suitable place.