Two of the eight African cheetahs, who have been flown in from Namibia and launched in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno Nationwide Park in mid-September, have made their first kill inside 24 hours of being launched into a bigger enclosure, information company PTI reported.
The cheetahs hunted down a cheetal (noticed deer) both on Sunday night time or within the early hours of Monday, officers informed PTI. This was their first prey after their translocation.
The cheetahs – Freddie and Elton – have been the primary pair to be launched into the bigger enclosure on November 5 after being quarantined since September 17.
They have been moved from quarantine zones to an acclimatisation enclosure on November 5, and will finally be launched into the wild.
Yesterday, the PM had mentioned the cheetahs have been wholesome, lively, and adjusting properly.
“Nice information! Am informed that after the obligatory quarantine, 2 cheetahs have been launched to an even bigger enclosure for additional adaptation to the Kuno habitat. Others might be launched quickly. I am additionally glad to know that each one cheetahs are wholesome, lively and adjusting properly,” PM Modi had tweeted together with a brief video of the 2 wild cats.
Nice information! Am informed that after the obligatory quarantine, 2 cheetahs have been launched to an even bigger enclosure for additional adaptation to the Kuno habitat. Others might be launched quickly. I am additionally glad to know that each one cheetahs are wholesome, lively and adjusting properly. 🐆 pic.twitter.com/UeAGcs8YmJ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 6, 2022
As per worldwide norms, wild animals earlier than and after their translocation to a different nation need to be in quarantine for a month to test the unfold of any an infection, specialists have mentioned.
The cheetahs are at the moment housed in six enclosures and are being fed buffalo meat, a member of the Centre’s process pressure on the large cats informed PTI.
As a part of the bold “Challenge Cheetah”, the wild cats have been reintroduced in Kuno Nationwide Park on September 17 at a operate by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, heralding the return of the large cats to India seven many years after their native extinction.
Eight cheetahs — 5 females and three males within the 30-66 month age group and named Freddy, Alton, Savannah, Sasha, Obaan, Asha, Cibili and Saisa — have been translocated from Namibia in a phased effort to deliver the large cats again to India.