The government’s efforts of bringing cheetahs back to India are finally successful. On the 17th of September, eight cheetahs arrived in India at Kuno National Park, Madhya Pradesh. The task was to get them habitual to India’s environment, increase their population and revive the once-endangered animals. A recent update from the Madhya Pradesh government is about the much-awaited cheetah safari. Here is all you need to know about the future plans for the big cats.
Kuno National Park’s Big Cats
The Government Of India had imported eight cheetahs from Namibia, South Africa, and other African countries. These included three males and five females The process went from isolating them to observing their behaviour and getting them habitual with hunting their prey. The good news is that none of them is under quarantine. And the animals have got acclimatised to their new habitat at Kuno National Park. Their release was in phases under the guidance of the Divisional Forest Officer of the national park.
Further, the Cheetah Task Force is in charge of keeping tabs on their movement and reporting it to the authorities. The report so far states that the animals are healthy and have gotten habitual to hunting.
Cheetah Safari To Start Soon
After the report by Cheetah Task Force, the state government of Madhya Pradesh has decided to start preparing for the safari. According to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the safari will start in February. However, there is no final date for it, yet. The government is planning to involve the tribals to start homestays as well. This will help to bring their culture and tradition into the limelight. This will be a great opportunity to boost tourism. According to the authorities, the cheetah safari will start in the month of February 2023.
This is a great way to celebrate the first holiday of the New Year at this national park enjoying a safari with cheetahs.
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