India: South African cheetah brought to Kuno National Park dies

This is the second such incident at the park in almost a month

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A cheetah, one of the eight translocated from Namibia, died at Kuno National Park. — PTI
A cheetah, one of the eight translocated from Namibia, died at Kuno National Park. — PTI

Published: Sun 23 Apr 2023, 8:14 PM

One of the cheetahs translocated to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park (KNP) from South Africa died on Sunday, a senior forest official said.

The deceased cheetah ‘Uday’ aged six years.

Notably, this is the second such incident at KNP in almost a month. Earlier, Namibian cheetah Sasha died due to a kidney ailment on March 27.

“During the inspection in the morning, a cheetah brought from South Africa was found dull with head down following which veterinarians attending him alerted senior officials and the feline was taken out from the large enclosure for treatment. Unfortunately, around 4pm, the cheetah passed away,” principal chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Wildlife, J S Chauhan said.


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