New Delhi: Eight cheetahs will land in Jaipur from Namibia on September 17 and shall be flown to Kuno-Palpur Nationwide Park in Madhya Pradesh the identical day, an official mentioned on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch three of those cheetahs into the park’s quarantine enclosures on September 17, his birthday, as a part of the cheetah reintroduction programme, seven a long time after the animal turned extinct in India.
After touchdown at Jaipur in a cargo flight from Namibia, the cheetahs shall be flown by helicopter to Kuno park, round 400 km from the MP state capital Bhopal, principal chief conservator of forest J S Chauhan advised PTI.
Requested what number of helicopters shall be used to move the cheetahs, Chauhan mentioned it could rely on the kind of plane deployed for the aim.
If a smaller plane is deployed, there shall be two sorties to shift the felines from Jaipur to Kuno-Palpur, he mentioned.
“That is being determined by the Centre,” Chauhan mentioned.
“We’ve got arrange six small quarantine enclosures as per the authorized mandate required through the shifting of animals from one continent to a different,” the official mentioned.
He mentioned in accordance with the protocol, the animals have to be quarantined for a month every earlier than and after shifting from one continent to a different.
The final cheetah died within the nation in 1947 in Korea district in current day Chhattisgarh, which was earlier a part of Madhya Pradesh, and the species was declared extinct from India in 1952.
The ‘African Cheetah Introduction Mission in India’ was conceived in 2009.
A plan to introduce the massive cat within the KNP by November final yr had suffered a setback because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officers mentioned.
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