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Project Cheetah: Second batch of 12 to be flown in on Saturday

The project also plans to introduce additional prey in the larger enclosures, where the cheetahs were moved to after an initial stay in quarantine enclosures


A monitoring team is expected to soon take a call on releasing the eight existing cheetahs into the wild

Nitin Kumar New Delhi
This weekend, the second batch of African cheetahs will be joining the eight felines who were shipped to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park last year as part of a landmark project that reintroduced the big cat seven decades after it went extinct in India.

The group of seven males and five females will fly down from South Africa on Saturday, announced Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav.

“A C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) left the country this morning to bring the 12 cheetahs from South Africa. Ten quarantine enclosures have been created at

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First Published: Feb 16 2023 | 8:34 PM IST

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