Cheetahs are back in India after 70 years.  India as our country is developing day by day with the richness of our culture and heritage including flora and fauna. We all have read the news of returning of cheetah’s return to India. Do we all know why there was a need to have them back in our ecosystem? Today on the 17th of September a group of eight cheetahs came from Namibia to India. On the occasion of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, they were all released under the program of reintroducing the GIANT.


In India at the time of the British raj, they were several cheetahs. The butchering and hunting of cheetahs reached Sky level at the time of the Mughal period. Gradually the Rajput and Marathas and several other Empires were into the royalty of their Prestige. Hunting and poaching never stopped. In the year 1952, it was declared by the ecological survey that we lost all the cats.

To maintain Theological balance and the proper creation of God on the occasion of Modi’s birthday three males and 5 females between the age of 4 to 6% free in Kuno National Park Madhya Pradesh. The relocation of them from Namibia to Madhya Pradesh took place under central government funding. As we all know cheetahs are the fastest-running land animal. They are as big and rank 6th number among all the other cats. The hierarchy goes like Royal Bengal Tiger Asiatic lion Indian leopard snow leopard and clouded leopard then comes the cheetahs.

Looking back in history Asiatic cheetahs were common and most roamed in the southern part of India.

The literal meaning of this name comes from the Sanskrit text which means spotted one. Cheetahs are the ones with big bodies with spots printed on them. In the Neolithic cave paintings, there are several descriptions of cheetahs. The species which extend from India are found in Iraq. According to this analysis, the Cheetah ranges were from the States of Gujarat Rajasthan Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh.

The Kuno Palpur National Park is rated high in other habitats since it has adequate prey.

They are other countries like Afghanistan Iran Arabian Peninsular Israel which also have a high number of cheetahs. Kings for their hunting ability. 1000 cheetahs were calculated at the time of the Akbar regime. He used to keep cheetahs for helping in hunting black boxes and other animals. During the Regime of Jahangir, there was one white leopard with blue spots on it. To be in the possession of the ruler Jahangir. The loss of particular grassland and local interference in their world was the reason for their extent. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was a deterioration in numbers. The last Asiatic cheetahs were killed by Maharaja Ramanuj Pratap Singh. From the natural causes, this was the first time in Indian history that such big cats won’t survive.

Cheetah are back in India after 70 years

The arrival of cheetahs. After 70 years after their extension, they are back on our soil again. The big species once had a home in Madhya Pradesh. 17th September is termed as a historic day. These cats faced an airplane and landed in Gwalior. Later on, they were carried to colon National Park with help of the Indian Air Force.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyoti Aditya Scindia arranged all the transportation for cheetahs. For the next 24 hours, they all will be under surveillance. Their health conditions and activities will be monitored along with their location. The radio callers have also been installed in them. A female Cheetah along with two brothers hunt in a group. They need some time to get this climate as an adoptive home.

The Kuno National Park has a large number of black box deer chinkara. It will be convenient for cheetahs to prey on them.

The fastest living land animal

Cheetahs have the capability of reaching 70 miles per hour. The fastest land animal was extent from India. It is the first time in history that such a large carnivore is air transported. 20 cheetahs are also on their way to come to India.

South Africa and Namibia are the home of more than 7000 cheaters. While traveling to India the 8 cheetahs were along with wildlife Exports with doctors and biologists accompanying them. The National Park is spread over 289 square mile area. Highly adaptable animals.

The international Union for conservation of nature said it is vulnerable. They are less than 7000 cheetahs left probably in African space. The African Cheetah project was first launched in the year 2009. Last year it was the plan to bring cheetahs to India. But you too uncertain conditions it was postponed. During the pandemic, it was a risk for such a big journey.

The consecutive log downs were one of them.  A memorandum of understanding Mou was signed between India and Namibia in the year 2020. In that Mou the conservation of cheetahs for mentioned. The Government of Namibia was green to donate 8 cheetahs for the launch of this project.

Cheetah in Kuno after ages

After 70 long years cheetahs are back in India. With the time goes by they will adapt the climate and living style. cheetah were the park of our ecological balance. Now since they are back it will maintain the proper harmony of nature. the Kuno national park organizers and wildlife specialist are on alert. there is been all time surveillance and understanding their condition. they all are under watch and taken care of. the fastest land animal is back in India



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