Flight carrying cheetahs lands in Gwalior; PM to release them in Kuno National Park

Introduction of cheetahs is being done under Project Cheetah, world’s first inter-continental large wild carnivore translocation project Bhopal: The special cargo flight carrying eight cheetahs from Namibia landed in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday morning and the felines will be released in special enclosures in the state’s Kuno National Park (KNP) by Prime Minister … Read more

Explained: How cheetahs went extinct in India, and the plan to reintroduce them into the wild

A 10 sq km enclosure has reportedly been readied in the national park and would soon house at least 6 cheetahs. A senior official from the ministry said that a plan is underway to introduce 8-10 cheetahs every year. The cheetah is the only large carnivore to have gone extinct in India, primarily due to … Read more