According to National Park Management, only the task force committee formed for the cheetahs decides when they are released in the large enclosure.
Bhopal,UPDATED: November 8, 2022 06:56 AM IST
In the national park where the cheetahs were released, a large enclosure of 5 square kilometers was built. (File photo)
By Ravish Pal Singh: Since two cheetahs were released Saturday night at a larger enclosure in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, questions have been raised about why these cheetahs were released and when the remaining six cheetahs will be released.
According to National Park Management, only the task force committee formed for the cheetahs decides when to leave them in the large enclosure. The committee is working on a strategy to release the remaining cheetahs in phases.
In the national park where the cheetahs were released, a large enclosure of 5 square kilometers was built. Previously, all cheetahs were kept in the quarantine enclosure.
The experts keep a close eye on the two cheetahs and after analyzing their status and how they adapt to Kuno’s environment and when they are no longer threatened by any other animal, the rest of the cheetahs will be released.
Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Prakash Verma, said: “Of the 8 cheetahs quarantined by the task force committee, 2 have been released that have shown normal behavior since their release. In addition, they also hunted a cheetah on Monday morning. .”
The decision to release the cheetahs into the main enclosure was made after checking the facilities and inspecting the enclosure.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who responded to the release of the cheetahs in a larger enclosure, said he was happy to know that all cheetahs are healthy, active and adapting well.
“Great news! I was told that after the mandatory quarantine, 2 cheetahs have been released into a larger enclosure for further adaptation to the Kuno habitat. Others will be released soon. I am also happy to know that all cheetahs are healthy, active and adjust properly,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
Eight cheetahs were reintroduced to Kuna National Park in Madhya Pradesh on September 17 – his birthday – by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as part of Project Cheetah.