Four cheetah cubs have been born into the world at Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park. The cheetah cubs were brought into the world when a cheetah moved from Namibia to India last year. One of the Namibian cheetahs, moved from South Africa to India. This comes three days after Sasha, one of the cheetahs, had passed on because of kidney illnesses.
The demise of the more than four-and-a-half years old female cat came as a misfortune to Project Cheetah, pointed toward restoring the number of inhabitants on the planet's quickest land creature in India, seventy years after they became wiped out.
Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Bhupender Yadav announced the birth of the cheetah cubs in a Twitter post this afternoon. “Congratulations. A momentous event in our wildlife conservation history during Amrit Kaal! I am delighted to share that four cubs have been born to one of the cheetahs translocated to India on 17th September 2022, under the visionary leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi ji,” he wrote.
The seven other cheetahs are doing well. Among these seven, three males and a female were released in the park's open forest area and they are "totally healthy, active and hunting in a normal manner", Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF-Wildlife) JS Chauhan said in a statement.