October 28, 2022 – It has been about 40 days since the cheetahs in a separate enclosure in Sheopur’s Kuno National Park came to India, but they are yet to be released into the more extensive section. A meeting of the Cheetah Task Force was held regarding this, but there was no result. In fact, due to the lack of a large enclosure, it could not be agreed to release the cheetahs. Today, on Friday, experts will be present in the Kuno National Park and will inspect the large enclosure.
Here Namibia expert Volt has raised objections about this. The enclosure’s internal fencing and electrification work are incomplete; wires are coming out at many places, which have been suggested for rectification. Right now, the cheetahs have been quarantined in small enclosures. Instead of 30, 40 days have elapsed, but till now, the cheetahs have not been shifted to bigger enclosures.
On his 72nd birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi left eight cheetahs from Namibia in the enclosure of Kuno National Park in Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh. The Union Environment Ministry had constituted a nine-member task force to monitor cheetahs in the Kuno National Park and other suitable designated areas in Madhya Pradesh. This task force will review the progress of the cheetahs and monitor their adaptation and health status. It will also give suggestions and advice on developing tourism-related infrastructure. In his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann Ki Baat’ last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the task force would decide when people can see cheetahs in the national park.