Delhi, Sep 16: Union Minister of Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav on Friday shared a video on Twitter that shows the excitement of returning the fastest sprinter on Earth – Cheetahs to India after 70 long years.
Just 1⃣ Day to go…
— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) September 16, 2022
SP Yadav, Project Cheetah said that “Aircraft will have 8 cheetahs, crew, wildlife experts, veterinary doctors, scientists, Indian High Commissioner in Namibia, cheetah expert Laurie Marker along with her 3 biologists. Special crates as per international standards used”.
The cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch cheetahs added from Namibia to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park on Saturday as a part of his efforts to revitalize and diversify us of a’s natural world and habitat.
Once again welcoming cheetahs in India is being carried out under Project Cheetah Mission, that’s the world’s first inter-continental big wild carnivore translocation project. The initiative is being lauded with the aid of using the human beings of India who were eagerly expecting the go back of the Cheetahs.
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The plane bringing the cheetahs to India has been changed to permit cages to be secured withinside the important cabin however will nevertheless permit vets to have complete get admission to the cats all through the flight. It has been painted with a photo of a tiger.
The plane is an ultra-lengthy variety jet able to fly for as much as 16 hours and so can fly without delay from Namibia to India without a forestall to refuel, crucial attention for the wellness of the cheetahs.
Cheetah will have to spend their entire air transit period empty stomach, a senior Indian forest department official said on Tuesday.
— India In Namibia (@IndiainNamibia) September 14, 2022
The big carnivore was given absolutely worn out from India because of their use for coursing, game hunting, overhunting, and habitat loss.
The authorities declared the cheetah extinct withinside us in 1952. The remaining noticed tom cat died in 1948 withinside the Sal forests of Chhattisgarh’s Koriya district.
Starting withinside the 1970s, the efforts of the Indian authorities to re-establish the species in its historical ranges in the country led to the signing of a pact with Namibia, which donated the first eight individuals to launch the Cheetah reintroduction programme on July 20 this year.