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Female Cheetah ‘Dhatri’ found dead at Kuno National Park, 9th casualty in 11 months

Kuno National Park: The process of killing cheetahs in Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh is not taking the name of stopping. A female cheetah died here on Wednesday morning. The cause of death of the female cheetah could not be ascertained. His post-mortem is being conducted to ascertain the cause of death.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Bhopal: Another leopard has died in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park. A total of 9 cheetahs have died so far. These include six cheetahs and three cubs born in Kuno. The cheetah that died today is the sixth adult cheetah to die since March. The Madhya Pradesh Forest Department issued a statement in this regard on Wednesday. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Aseem Srivastava has confirmed the death of the female cheetah. The name of the female cheetah was Dhatri.

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A statement has been issued in this regard by Kuno National Park. The post-mortem of the carcass is being conducted to ascertain the cause of death of the female cheetah, the statement said.

This cheetah was found in an injured state during the monitoring of Kuno Park Management. Injuries were seen in the upper part of Tejas’s neck. So far 6 cheetahs and 3 cubs have died in Kuno National Park.

14 Cheetahs are healthy
The statement further said that 14 cheetahs (7 males, 6 females and one cub) kept in Kuno National Park are healthy. Cheetahs are being continuously tested for their health by the Kuno wildlife doctor team and Namibian experts.

Cheetahs will remain in Kuno National Park only
Earlier, Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupendra Yadav had said that the cheetahs would remain in the Kuno National Park. He had said that we are in touch with experts including international experts. Our team will visit there. Cheetahs will not be shifted and will remain in Kuno.

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Two cheetah cubs had also died of “extreme weather condition and dehydration” on May 25.

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