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Madhya Pradesh: PM Modi release eight Cheetahs from Namibia at Kuno National Park

Madhya Pradesh: PM Modi release eight Cheetahs from Namibia at Kuno National Park

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, 2022, released eight cheetahs brought from Namibia into an enclosure in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh in the presence of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and wildlife experts. 

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PM Modi release eight Cheetahs from Nambia at Kuno National Park PM Modi release eight Cheetahs from Nambia at Kuno National Park

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, 2022, released eight cheetahs brought from Namibia into an enclosure in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh in the presence of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and wildlife experts. 

These Cheetahs were brought in a special cargo jet as part of a programme to reintroduce the feline to India seven decades after it was declared extinct.

The huge cats were then taken in a helicopter to their new habitat, Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur region, where Prime Minister released them on his 72nd birthday.

According to reports, two male sibling cheetahs will be released into one quarantine enclosure and another female cheetah will be released into the adjacent enclosure. 

The quarantine enclosures are 50×30 metres in dimension and there are six such enclosures for eight big cats.

Meanwhile, the Congress party on September 16 said that the proposal for ‘Project Cheetah’ was prepared in 2008-09 and approved by the then Manmohan Singh-led UPA government.