Kuno Cheetah Project: Another cheetah died in Kuno, after ‘Sasha’ ‘Uday’ died


Kuno Cheetah Project: One of the 12 cheetahs brought from South Africa to Kuno National Park died on Sunday evening. His name was Uday. This cheetah was an adult male from the Waterberg Biosphere. Was all right on Saturday, but got lethargic on Sunday morning. His treatment was started, he died at four in the evening. Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Conservator of Forests JS Chauhan said that the reasons for the death of the leopard are yet to be ascertained. Postmortem will be done.

Please tell that this is the second death of cheetahs in Kuno. Twenty cheetahs were introduced to the Kuno National Park from Namibia and South Africa. On March 29, Asha Cheetah gave birth to 4 cubs. Then the family of cheetahs increased to 23. Now after Uday’s death, the number of cheetahs has come down to 22.

Got sick at 9 am, was staggering

According to the National Park Administration, the monitoring team saw the cheetah Uday in a lethargic state at 9 am. He was sitting with his head down. When the team reached near, he was staggering. He was found absolutely healthy on Saturday morning. This information was immediately given to the doctors. The team tranquilized him and the Chief Conservator of Forest Singh Project was informed. At 11 o’clock the leopard was sedated and its treatment was started. He was kept in the isolation ward. But he died at 4 pm. Now the post mortem report is awaited. It will be known only from the post mortem that what is the reason for the death of the leopard?

Sasha died on March 27

On March 27, a female cheetah Sasha had died. Sasha’s health had suddenly worsened on January 24. She was suffering from dehydration and kidney problem. Sasha’s creatinine level had shot above 400. He was brought from Namibia to Kuno National Park along with 8 cheetahs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted on his birthday

On 17 September 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released eight cheetahs brought from Namibia on the occasion of his birthday at Kuno National Park in Sheopur. Five female and three male leopards were brought in these. After this, 12 more cheetahs were brought from South Africa to Kuno National Park on 18 February.

Digvijay Singh’s brother targeted

Digvijay Singh’s brother and Congress MLA Laxman Singh has raised questions on the second consecutive leopard death in Kuno. He tweeted that the news of the death of another cheetah was received in Kuno National Park. matter of concern. Why is this happening when the Prime Minister himself is looking into the scheme? What is missing? This scheme will give employment to lakhs, it is very important to save them.

Vipin Srivastava’s report from Bhopal.

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