Why is Cheetah being brought to India from Namibia? Will be seen in Kuno National Park after 70 years. PM Modi

Publish Date: 16 Sep, 2022 |
 

Cheetahs are being talked about everywhere in the country at this time. It is because of this that 8 cheetahs are coming to India from Namibia after 70 years. On September 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave these 8 cheetahs in Kuno National Park MP in Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of his birthday. About which the government is expressing happiness.

Cheetahs will be brought on a customised flight

These cheetahs are being brought from Namibia to India. After a journey of about 16 hours, these cheetahs are being brought to India by special Boeing aircraft. These cheetahs will be brought to India on a customised Boeing 747-400 aircraft from Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. After travelling overnight, cheetahs will land at Jaipur airport on the morning of 17 September. After that he will be brought in a helicopter to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. The cheetahs that are being brought to India are five females and three males. 

Why Kuno National Park

In this, the biggest reason for choosing Kuno National Park was that there is no shortage of food for cheetahs here. Creatures like chital are present in abundance. Which cheetahs like to eat. Apart from this, many more animals have also been brought here for hunting cheetahs. Preparations have been going on for many years to make this day historic in Kuno, which is about 400 km away from the capital Bhopal, which is now in the last phase. In this area, about 200 sambar, chital and other animals have been specially brought and settled. Their population has started increasing. 

Many creatures like chital, sambar, nilgai, wild boar, chinkara, chausingha, black buck, grey langur, red-faced monkey, royal, bear, jackal, hyena, grey wolf, golden jackal, cats, mongoose are also present in Kuno. This will give ample opportunity to the cheetah to hunt. Not only this, the cheetah likes to live in the grassland, that is, in the plains with slightly higher grass. The buffer area of Kuno National Park is 1235 square kilometres. The Kuno River flows in the middle of the park. Kuno National Park covers an area of 748 square kilometres. In which the movement of humans is very less. Cheetahs are most likely to survive here. 

 

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