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Two elephants in charge of safeguarding cheetahs transported from Namibia

In order to safeguard the cheetahs, two elephants from the Satpura Tiger Reserve in Narmadapuram have just been relocated into Kuno National Park.

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi released eight cheetahs transported from Namibia into Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh on his birthday, on September 17. It is the duty of the park management to make all the security arrangements for the fastest animal on the planet.

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In order to safeguard the cheetahs, two elephants from the Satpura Tiger Reserve in Narmadapuram have just been relocated to the park. Due to their experience, Lakshmi and Siddhnath, two elephants with experience, were brought to the park last month.

Four out of the five leopards who entered the special cage created for the cheetahs before their arrival were chased away by these elephants, who will have to play a crucial role in the rescue operation.

In addition to keeping an eye on the cheetahs, both elephants are now patrolling the national park day and night with the security teams.

Cheetahs who were brought from Namibia to Kuno must stay in quarantine for a month in a dedicated facility. The cheetahs that are housed in these enclosures are being watched over by Siddhanath and Lakshmi. Along with the forest staff, Siddhanath and Lakshmi are constantly patrolling to make sure no other wildlife enters or approaches the enclosure.

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Kuno National Park DFO Prakash Kumar Verma said that the 30-year-old Siddhnath is known for saving tigers in the state. However, Siddhnath has a temper issue and killed two mahouts in 2010.

Siddhanth played a vital role in keeping the tiger under control. But the 25-year-old Lakshmi is extremely peaceful in nature and replete with skill in her work. Lakshmi is known for her skills in jungle safaris, rescue operations, and jungle patrols.

 

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