They were moved from quarantine areas to an acclimatisation unit on November 5, and also will become released into the wild.
Two of the eight African cheetahs, who were flown in from Namibia and also released in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park in mid-September, have actually made their first kill within 24-hour of being launched into a bigger room, information agency PTI reported.
The cheetahs hounded a cheetal (seen deer) either on Sunday evening or in the early hours of Monday, authorities informed PTI. This was their very first prey after their translocation.
The cheetahs – Freddie and also Elton – were the initial pair to be released right into the larger room on November 5 after being quarantined given that September 17.
They were relocated from quarantine zones to an acclimatisation enclosure on November 5, and will become released right into the wild.
The other day, the PM had said the cheetahs were healthy and balanced, energetic, as well as readjusting well.
“Fantastic information! Am told that after the compulsory quarantine, 2 cheetahs have been released to a larger room for further adjustment to the Kuno habitat. Others will be launched soon. I’m also grateful to know that all cheetahs are healthy, energetic as well as adjusting well,” PM Modi had actually tweeted along with a short video clip of both wild felines.
Based on international norms, wild animals before and also after their translocation to one more nation need to be in quarantine for a month to examine the spread of any type of infection, specialists have stated.
The cheetahs are currently housed in 6 units as well as are being fed buffalo meat, a member of the Centre’s job force on the large pet cats told PTI.
As part of the enthusiastic “Job Cheetah”, the wild cats were reestablished in Kuno National Park on September 17 at a function by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, declaring the return of the big felines to India 7 years after their local termination.
8 cheetahs– 5 women and also three males in the 30-66 month age as well as named Freddy, Alton, Savannah, Sasha, Obaan, Asha, Cibili and Saisa– were translocated from Namibia in a phased effort to bring the big cats back to India.
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Last Updated: 7 November 2022