May 30, 2024
  • India is likely to host a delegation of Kenyan officials later this month to explore the possibility of sourcing cheetahs from Kenya for the next phase of Project Cheetah.
  • The Gandhi Sagar wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh was chosen as the second site for reintroduction of cheetahs last year.
  • Project Cheetah, India’s ambitious attempt to introduce African cheetahs in the wild in the country, was launched in September 2022.
  • Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district is home to 27 cheetahs (13 adults and 14 cubs) translocated from Namibia and South Africa. 10 cheetahs have died so far owing to illnesses and infections.
  • As part of Project Cheetah, India plans to introduce 8 to 14 cheetahs annually for five years, subject to availability.

ABOUT GANDHI SAGAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY:

  • It is situated in northwestern Madhya Pradesh, with one of its boundaries running along the border of
  • The sanctuary was notified in 1974
  • River Chambal flows through the sanctuary, dividing it into two parts.
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