Cheetahs in India: Why is it a new experiment?

Cheetahs became extinct in India in the 1950s

On September 17, 2022, cheetahs will roam in India after a span of 70 years. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be at Kuno Palpur National Park, when these big cats from Namibia are released.

While this reintroduction of Cheetahs is a momentous occasion for India, it also sets a series of firsts, which have no precedent in wildlife conservation. Cheetahs went extinct from India in the 1950s. So this is the first effort after that to restore the four big cats into India's ecosystem.

It has been in talks for a while now, because of the challenges that an expensive and expansive translocation project will bring forth. But what makes this translocation different as compared to others that have been done in other locations across the years? Watch the video to know more about what Indian authorities have planned to smoothen this transition for the big cats.

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