Officials participating in the cheetah recovery effort will travel to Namibia and South Africa for study trips, according to Union Forest Minister Bhupender Yadav, whose country is where the cats were transported to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park.
Mr. Yadav stated he would visit the KNP, which is situated in the Sheopur district, on June 6 during a meeting he had with MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday in Bhopal.
According to the Union minister, funds and other logistical support necessary for the safety, preservation, and regeneration of felines would be provided.
Notably, since March of this year, six cheetahs have passed away at the KNP.
Early this month, Jwala the cheetah lost three of her four babies. Sasha, a translocated Namibian cheetah, passed away on March 27 from a kidney condition, while Uday, a South African cheetah, passed away on April 13.
Cheetah Daksha, who had been imported from South Africa, passed away from her wounds on May 9 after a combative encounter with a male cheetah after an attempt at mating.
According to Mr. Yadav, the Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary in MP is being prepared to house the cheetahs in case the KNP is unable to accommodate all of them.
Shivraj Chouhan, the chief minister, expressed his concern over the recent deaths of the three cheetah cubs.
Although cheetah baby survival rates are dismal globally, he claimed that his administration would do everything possible to safeguard the safety of the great cats.
On September 17 of last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took eight Namibian cheetahs, five of which were female and three of which were male, to the KNP and released them into designated enclosures as a part of a comprehensive programme for the species’ restoration.
Later, in February of this year, 12 cheetahs—seven males and five females—were transported from South Africa to the national park.