curiosity among wildlife lovers; Eight Namibian cheetahs coming to Bhopal is a very happy news for wildlife lovers across the country. 8 Namibian cheetahs are going to enter the Palpur-Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh on September 17, the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The arrival of these cheetahs, which have not been in India for the past seven decades, has created curiosity among wildlife lovers and citizens.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Modi himself will be present at this ceremony and the historic program of releasing cheetahs into forests and dry grasslands in the presence of Modi will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This event will be held in Kuno National Park. Preparations for that have started and some helipads are being constructed there.
The ceremony will be witnessed. This national park falls under the tropical deciduous zone in the north and the Kuno River flows perennially through it. India has bought these cheetahs from Namibia and South Africa. Cheetahs from South Africa are arriving later this year.
Wildlife experts from that country are visiting the national park this week. Sources told mbig that they reached the park on Monday and will return home via Delhi after two days.
Ministry of Forests and Environment, National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Madhya Pradesh Forest Department and Wildlife Society of India, Dehradun are all preparing for the cheetah to stay here for years through various researches. In 2019, the Supreme Court cleared the way to bring cheetahs to India.