4 cubs have been born to one of many cheetahs named Siyaya translocated to India from Namibia, Union Setting Minister Bhupender Yadav stated on Wednesday. He shared the photograph of the cubs on Twitter together with a video that reveals them letting out some little roars. He termed it a “momentous occasion in India’s wildlife conservation historical past”. The cheetahs had been delivered to Kuno in Madhya Pradesh from Namibia in September final yr as a part of the federal government’s formidable plan to reintroduce the noticed felines in India.
“I’m delighted to share that 4 cubs have been born to one of many cheetahs translocated to India on seventeenth September 2022, beneath the visionary management of PM Shri @narendramodi ji (sic),” Mr Yadav stated in his tweet.
A momentous occasion in our wildlife conservation historical past throughout Amrit Kaal!
I’m delighted to share that 4 cubs have been born to one of many cheetahs translocated to India on seventeenth September 2022, beneath the visionary management of PM Shri @narendramodi ji. pic.twitter.com/a1YXqi7kTt
— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) March 29, 2023
He additionally congratulated all the group of Challenge Cheetah for his or her relentless efforts in bringing again the big carnivore to India and for his or her efforts in correcting an ecological unsuitable accomplished up to now.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the primary batch of eight cheetahs – 5 females and three males – right into a quarantine enclosure at Kuno in Madhya Pradesh on his 72nd birthday on September 17 final yr. One of many Namibian cheetahs, Sasha, had died as a consequence of a kidney-related ailment on Monday, forest and wildlife officers in Madhya Pradesh stated.
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In a second such translocation, 12 cheetahs had been flown in from South Africa and launched into Kuno on February 18.
Cheetah is the one massive carnivore that bought fully worn out from India as a consequence of over-hunting and habitat loss.
The final cheetah died in Koriya district of present-day Chhattisgarh in 1947 and the species was declared extinct in 1952.