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Historic mission to reintroduce extinct cheetahs: Special cargo flight from Namibia lands at Gwalior airport with 8 cheetahs

PM Modi will release the cheetahs from Namibia in the quarantine enclosures built in the Kuno-Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Along with this, PM Modi will also attend the Self-Help Group Conference.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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India welcome Cheetahs: TVR4724 Boeing 747, a special aircraft carrying 8 cheetahs from Namibia, landed at Gwalior Airport at 7:30 am today. These cheetahs have 5 females and 3 males. The customs department is giving it clearance from here. Now these cheetahs are being sent to Kuno National Park by special helicopter.

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PM Modi will release the cheetahs from Namibia in the quarantine enclosures built in the Kuno-Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Along with this, PM Modi will also attend the Self-Help Group Conference.

Prime Minister Modi will reach Gwalior by a special plane at 9:40 this morning. After this he will leave for Kuno National Park at 9:45 am. From 10:45 to 11:15, the cheetahs will be released in the enclosure. According to the information, PM Modi will stay in Kuno National Park for about half an hour.

Cheetahs will be kept in the Quarantine Center for a month. Here male and female cheetahs will be kept separately. During this, his health will be monitored. Unauthorized persons will be banned from the enclosure for one month and for that time it will be covered with curtains to prevent possible contamination.

Let us tell you, the population of cheetahs in India had decreased during the 19th century. The main reason for this was the hunting of cheetahs by the local kings and British officials. A day came when the last three Asiatic cheetahs were hunted in the year 1948 and in 1952 the cheetah was declared extinct in the country. Since then there is no cheetah in India. Now in the year 2022, 8 foreign cheetahs are being brought to India.

The cheetah is the fastest animal living on land, which can achieve a speed of up to 120 km per hour in a short jump. Within just three seconds, it accelerates to 103 km/h, which is faster than most supercars. It has been proved from the recent study that the cheetah is the fastest animal living on the earth.

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