New Delhi: A first look of the cheetahs that will be brought from Namibia to India was shared by news agency ANI on Twitter today. The one-minute-long video shows two cheetahs resting under a tree in what is believed to be a national park.
Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno-Palpur National Park (KPNP) is set to welcome eight cheetahs tomorrow under an agreement signed earlier this year between India and Namibia.
A female cheetah and two brothers who hunt together as a team are among the eight big cats that will be part of the reintroduction project.
The cheetahs will be brought to the country in a special cargo flight and flown to the national park the same day, officials have said.
“The special cargo flight with cheetahs will land now around 6 am in Gwalior tomorrow. After customs clearance and other formalities, the cheetahs will be flown in a chopper to Kuno National Park,” sources in the government told NDTV.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the large cats in the national park located in Sheopur district of the state tomorrow as part of his efforts to revitalise and diversify the country’s wildlife and habitat, his office said in New Delhi.