One of many eight cheetahs flown in from Namibia final yr as a part of an bold reintroduction programme is unwell. Sasha has been discovered with a kidney an infection at Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno Nationwide Park, an official stated.
Sasha, a feminine cheetah, confirmed indicators of fatigue and weak spot throughout each day monitoring on Monday. She was quickly transquilised and shifted to the quarantine enclosure. A well being check-up revealed she had kidney-related issues and was dehydrated.
She is underneath statement and all different cheetah are positive, stated Prakash Kumar Verma, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Kuno Nationwide Park.
A group of medical doctors led by Dr Atul Gupta from Van Vihar in Bhopal together with mandatory equipment has arrived at Kuno. Wildlife consultants from Namibia and South Africa have additionally been consulted for her remedy, he stated.
Asiatic cheetahs have been present in India up to now however the species was declared extinct by 1952. The world’s first intercontinental translocation challenge goals at reintroducing the massive cats within the nation.
All eight cheetahs underneath the challenge have been launched in Kuno by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17 final yr, coinciding together with his birthday. They have been moved to a bigger enclosure in November and have been about to be launched into the wild.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had earlier advised String Reveals that vacationers can go to Kuno nationwide park from February to get a glimpse of the cheetahs.
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