- Eight cheetahs from Namibia in Africa have reached Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
- They are being shifted into army helicopters. In a little while, this plane will leave for Kuno National Park.
Cheetahs are about to return to the country after 70 years. A special plane carrying eight cheetahs from Namibia reached Gwalior Airport. From here, cheetahs have reached Kuno National Park located in Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh through Army’s Chinook helicopter. On the occasion of his birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will drop them in a special enclosure built in the park.
The Forest Department team will patrol
Cheetah friends are roaming from village to village and give information about cheetahs to the people. They are being told what to do if the cheetah gets out of the national park. Apart from cheetah friends, the forest department’s teen park will be continuously patrolled.
CM Shivraj welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plane reached Gwalior airport, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the Governor welcomed him at the airport.
special security measures
The trees, dense forests and natural grasses present in the Kuno National Park are considered to be very suitable for cheetahs. Special arrangements have been made for the safety of cheetahs. For these, 250 people from nearby villages have made cheetah friends.
- After 70 years of waiting, PM Modi left three cheetahs in Kuno National Park
does all the hunting work in a minute
The cheetah completes the task of hunting its prey in a minute. At its top speed, it jumps 23 feet long. Compared to leopards, a cheetah is the most powerful and agile.
The Maharaja of Koriya had hunted the last leopard
In 1947, the last cheetah was killed in the Koriya district of Chhattisgarh. Maharaja Ramanuj Pratap killed three cheetahs at the request of the villagers. After this cheetahs were not seen in India. According to the information, Maharaj Ramanuj Pratap Singhdev was very fond of hunting.
PM reaches Kuno National Park
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Kuno National Park in Sheopur. After a while, the PM will release them by pulling the lever in the special enclosure.
Cheetahs reach Kuno National Park
Eight cheetahs, which left from Gwalior Airpoch in Army’s Chinook helicopter, have reached Kuno National Park in Sheopur. PM Modi has also reached Gwalior. They will drop these in a special enclosure after a while.
Special arrangement for hunting cheetahs
The Forest Department has made special arrangements for the hunting of cheetahs. Chital deer, four-horned antelope, sambar and nilgai cubs have been released in their enclosure. A forest department official said, ‘The cheetah eats once in two to three days. So after reaching Kuno, they can hunt on Saturday or Sunday.
Night vision is weak
Cheetahs hunt during the day because they have poor night vision. The weight of a cheetah varies from 36 to 65 kg. A cheetah usually has three to five cubs.
PM Modi reaches Gwalior
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Gwalior Airport. Home Minister Narottam Mishra, who was present at the airport, welcomed the PM. Modi will leave for Kuno National Park in an army helicopter after stopping here for five minutes.
They start hunting as soon as they are eight months old.
Cheetah cubs start eating meat within three weeks. Cheetahs hunt themselves as soon as they are eight months old. They use the spots on their bodies to hide while hunting.
Jyotiraditya shared pictures
Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia posted pictures of cheetahs being Gwalior land on social media. He wrote in the caption, ‘Finally, the arrival of the cheetah in Madhya Pradesh! Welcome!!’
Why choose Kuno National Park
Why has the Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh been chosen for cheetahs? The biggest reason for this is that there is no settlement around the park. Apart from this, this forest area is very close to the Sal forests of Korea of Chhattisgarh. In these forests, cheetah of Asian origin was last seen.
High-speed cheetahs return in Madhya Pradesh
The Wildlife Institute of India has praised the government for bringing cheetahs. The institute tweeted, “One of the most recognized cats in the world, the cheetah is known for its speed. The fastest runner in Madhya Pradesh, Mammal is back. We all should be proud of this effort of the Government of India.
PM Modi leaves for MP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Madhya Pradesh. He will take part in two big programs in the state. They will release eight cheetahs that arrived in India from Namibia in the morning in the Kuno National Park. After this, she will also participate in a program of Self Help Groups in Sheopur.
120 km speed
A cheetah can run at a speed of 120 km/h. A cheetah makes four jumps in a second. They do not roar but growl like cats. One can clearly hear the sound even two kilometres away.
Army plane departs from Gwalior
Army’s heavy Chinook helicopter has left with cheetahs. The plane will reach Kuno National Park in Sheopur in a short while. PM Modi will leave them in the enclosure.
cheetahs were brought hungry
Wildlife expert Adrian Tardiff, who came to India with the cheetahs, said that the cheetahs were fed on Thursday. They have not been fed anything on the way.
- Narottam Mishra reached Gwalior Airport
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has reached Gwalior Airport. He will receive Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. He said that the arrival of cheetahs has already started.
Chinook will be taken by helicopter to National Park
Eight reached Gwalior from Namibia
The cheetahs will be taken to the Kuno National Park by Chinook helicopters of the Army.
Cheetah will be under constant surveillance
All cheetahs will be monitored for a month. They have been fitted with satellite radio collars to keep track of their location. A person has been appointed to monitor each cheetah, who will give information about their movements and updates.
Wildlife experts arrived in India with cheetahs
Along with the cheetahs, crew, wildlife experts, doctors, and scientists, the High Commissioner of India in Namibia has also reached Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this, Cheetah Expert Lorry Marker is present with his three biologists.
Madhya Pradesh got the biggest gift
On reaching Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “There is no greater gift to the state than that cheetahs are coming from Namibia to Kuno National Park. They had gone extinct. Restoring them is a historic step. This is the biggest wildlife event of this century. This will give a rapid boost to tourism in Madhya Pradesh.
- PM Modi to meet cheetah friend
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet National Cheetah friends. People living around the park should not harm the cheetahs by fearing them, that is why the government has made cheetah friends. The government has made 457 people from 90 villages as cheetah friends. The biggest name among them is that of Ramesh Sikarwar, who was earlier a dacoit. Now he has vowed to protect the cheetahs.
cheetahs will have a chance to leave
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, ‘The efforts to conserve wildlife in the country will get a new strength tomorrow. Cheetahs being brought from Namibia will get an opportunity to drop them at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh at around 10:45 am. After this, I will participate in the SHG conference organized in Sheopur at around 12 noon.
Declared extinct in 1952
Cheetahs were declared extinct in 1952, a few years after independence. After 12 years of talks with Namibia, eight cheetahs have finally stepped on Indian soil today. On the occasion of his 72nd birthday, PM Modi will leave them in a specially built enclosure in the Kuno National Park. PM will reach Gwalior airport at 9.20 am. After this, he will leave for Kuno National Park in Sheopur.
Three male and five female cheetahs reached India
Eight cheetahs that have arrived in India from Namibia include five females and three males. They have been brought through a special cargo plane. They will be kept in a special enclosure built in Kuno National Park. Where they will be quarantined for some time. They will be closely monitored for a month. After this, they will be released into protected and open forests.