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2 Cheetahs brought from Africa made their first hunt in Kuno National Park

Two African cheetahs made their first prey within 24 hours of being released into a large enclosure. Two of the eight cheetahs kept in a small enclosure for a period of isolation in Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park (KNP) in mid-September from Namibia were shifted to a larger enclosure on Saturday.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Two African cheetahs made their first prey within 24 hours of being released into a large enclosure in Coono National Park. Two of the eight cheetahs kept in a small enclosure for a period of isolation in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park (KNP) in mid-September from Namibia were shifted to a larger enclosure on Saturday. Earlier, the official said that Bada Bada is spread over an area of ​​more than five square kilometers. He said that eventually the eight cheetahs (five females and three males) would be released in a larger enclosure.

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KNP was brought from Namibia on 17 September as part of the plan to settle cheetahs in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had left these cheetahs in the enclosures. On November 5, they will complete 50 days here. Under the initial plan, these cheetahs named Freddy, Alton, Savannah, Sasha, Oban, Asha, Chibili and Saisa were kept in isolation for a month. According to experts, usually wild animals They are kept in isolation for a month before and after their transfer, so that they do not spread any infection brought with them from another country.

As part of the ambitious “Project Cheetah”, the wild cats were reintroduced in Kuno National Park on September 17 at a function by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, heralding the return of the big cats to India seven decades after their local extinction.

Eight cheetahs — five females and three males in the 30-66 month age group and named Freddy, Alton, Savannah, Sasha, Obaan, Asha, Cibili and Saisa — were translocated from Namibia in a phased effort to bring the big cats back to India.

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