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First glimpse of cheetahs that’ll be brought from Namibia to Madhya Pradesh on PM Modi’s birthday

First glimpse of cheetahs to be brought to India from Namibia to Madhya Pradesh tomorrow unveiled.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: After 70 years, the giant leap of cheetahs will be seen once again in India. A special jumbo jet B-747 carrying three male and five female adult cheetahs has reached Namibian capital Windhoek. Cages have been made for cheetahs in this plane.

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This jet will take off from Namibia on the afternoon of 16 September. The plane will reach India at 5:30 in the morning of 17 September after traveling for about 11 hours. Probably these cheetahs will be brought to Koona from Gwalior at around 8 o’clock. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Kuno around 11 am and will release the three cheetahs in the enclosure.

The special thing is that the cheetahs have been fitted with state-of-the-art high-frequency satellite radio collars by the Namibia Cheetah Conservation Fund and Project Mission, so that it can keep an eye on them from 8144 km away. These cheetahs do not have to be sedated again and again, so they have been given radio collars in Namibia itself.

He will get a new identity in India. They will be named. Currently, photos have been given according to the age of cheetahs in Namibia. Forest department officials say that they will be named according to the series for identification, so that there is no mistake in identification.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the large cats in the national park located in Sheopur district of the state tomorrow as part of his efforts to revitalise and diversify the country’s wildlife and habitat, his office said in New Delhi.

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The large carnivore got completely wiped out from India due to their use for coursing, sport hunting, over-hunting and habitat loss. The government declared the cheetah extinct in the country in 1952.

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