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Two Cheetahs Die in Kuno National Park, Conservationists Raise Alarm

Cheetahs Die in Kuno National Park (symbolic picture)
Cheetahs Die in Kuno National Park (symbolic picture)

 

Madhya Pradesh (July 15,2023) : Two cheetahs have died in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, raising concerns about the survival of the species in India. The first cheetah, a male, died on July 7, 2023. The cause of death was not immediately known, but park officials said that the animal may have died of natural causes.

The second cheetah, a female, died on July 12, 2023. This cheetah had been suffering from a kidney ailment and was being treated by veterinarians. However, the animal's condition worsened and it died. The deaths of these two cheetahs have come as a blow to conservationists, who are working to reintroduce the species to India. Cheetahs were once found across the Indian subcontinent, but they were hunted to extinction in the early 20th century.

In 2020, the Indian government reintroduced eight cheetahs from Namibia to Kuno National Park. The park is considered to be ideal habitat for cheetahs, as it has plenty of prey and is relatively free of human disturbance. However, the deaths of these two cheetahs have raised concerns about the survival of the species in India. Conservationists say that more needs to be done to protect cheetahs from poaching and other threats.


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