The fastest land Kuno National Park mammal in the world will return to Indian territory to chase the country’s current fastest animals, the chinkara and blackbuck
The fastest Kuno National Park land mammal in the world will return to Indian territory to chase the country’s current fastest animals, the chinkara and blackbuck. Cheetah’s return to India is scheduled in November of the current year, with a budget of Rs 1,400 lakh. Along with the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Indian lion, Snow leopard, and clouded leopard, the cheetah will be one of India’s six big cats. The five pantherine cats are now endemic to India, with the Jaguar and Cougar being the two most giant cats in the New World, native to the Americas.
Palpur-Kuno Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests ecoregion and is the most OK location in India for cheetah reintroduction. According to Indian officials, 8-10 cheetahs would be transferred from South Africa to Kuno in November 2021. The African Cheetah consists of five male cheetahs and three females.
Cheetahs previously roamed from the Arabian Peninsula to India, where they were held in captivity by Indian royalty to hunt wild antelopes such as chinkara and blackbuck. Today, only Iran is home to a Critically Endangered Asiatic Cheetah subspecies.
Cheetahs were discovered in India and were employed for hunting gazelle and blackbucks with the Caracal cat by Rajput royals. Cheetahs were also known as hunting leopards in India. The last Indian cheetahs were documented in Koriya, Chhattisgarh, in 1948, and the Asiatic cheetah became extinct in India.
Kuno National Park is a protected region in the Madhya Pradesh districts of Sheopur and Morena. It was chosen as a site for the reintroduction of Lion and Cheetah in Madhya Pradesh and had an ideal grassland and prey base for cheetahs.
Cheetahs eat chital, sambar, nilgai, causing, chinkara, blackbuck, and wild boar. Other predators found in Kuno wildlife reserves include the Indian leopard, jungle cat, wild dogs, Indian wolf, golden jackal, striped hyena, and Bengal fox.