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Cheetahs return to India: ‘They need time to adapt and make Kuno National Park their home,’ says PM Modi

After reaching the Kuno National Park, Modi released the cheetahs into quarantine enclosures.

Cheetahs return to India: ‘They need time to adapt and make Kuno National Park their home,’ says PM Modi
The cheetahs were released into quarantine enclosures. (Image Source: PTI)

Eight cheetahs arrived in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior from Namibia’s capital Windhoek in an Air Force helicopter around 8 am on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of his 72nd birthday today, arrived in Gwalior on Saturday morning and released the big cats in the Kuno National Park. The cheetahs were released into quarantine enclosures.

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Modi began his address by thanking the Namibian government and said, “Today, the #Cheetahs have come back to our land after decades. On this historic day, I want to congratulate all Indians and also thank the government of Namibia. This could not have been possible without their help.” Modi further said that India declared cheetahs extinct in 1952 and it is unfortunate that no constructive efforts were made to reintroduce them for decades.

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A total of eight cheetahs – five females and three males – were brought to Gwalior from Namibia in a modified Boeing aircraft on Saturday morning as part of ‘Project Cheetah’, the world’s first inter-continental large wild carnivore translocation project, reported PTI. As seen in the pictures, a dais was set up at the national park, under which special cages carrying cheetahs were kept. PM Modi released three of these felines around 11.30 am by operating a lever of the cages.

As per IE, two male sibling cheetahs were released into one quarantine enclosure and another female cheetah was released into the adjacent enclosure. The quarantine enclosures are 50×30 metres in dimension and there are six such enclosures for eight big cats.

(With Agency Inputs)

Live Updates
15:45 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: PM Modi on return of Cheetahs to India, watch video here
#watch | Eight #cheetahs that have arrived in India from Namibia today almost after 75 years, are our guests. I urge all of you, all countrymen to give them a standing ovation & warmly welcome them: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a program of Self Help Groups in Sheopur, MP pic.twitter.com/mY4Ut4Zdlp
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022
15:21 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: “Long wait is over,” says PM Modi
A long wait is over, the Cheetahs have a home in India at the Kuno National Park. pic.twitter.com/8FqZAOi62F
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 17, 2022
15:09 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: See pictures!

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14:42 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: ‘People will have to wait for few months to see Cheetahs’, says Modi
People will have to show patience & wait for a few months to see these #cheetahs in Kuno National Park. These Cheetahs have come as guests, unaware of this area. For them to be able to make Kuno National Park their home, we'll have to give these Cheetahs a few months' time: PM pic.twitter.com/bxIaVy551i
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022
14:30 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: Cheetahs are back! See pictures

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14:16 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: Nature-loving consciousness of India awakened with full force, says PM Modi
Decades ago, the age-old link of biodiversity was broken and had become extinct, today we have a chance to reconnect it. Along with these cheetahs, the nature-loving consciousness of India has also awakened with full force: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/zTHjUhYhx6
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022
13:56 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: See pictures

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13:40 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: Watch pictures straight from Kuno National Park

Prime Minister Narendra Modi clicks photographs after releasing cheetahs inside a special enclosure of the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Three of the eight cheetahs brought from Namibia were released as part of a programme to reintroduce the feline in India, seven decades after it was declared extinct in the country. (PTI Photo)

13:32 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: Modi refers to Cheetahs as ‘India’s guests’

PM Modi in his speech referred to the Cheetahs as ‘India’s guests’, adding that the country will do its best to follow international guidelines in nurturing them.

13:01 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: PM Modi on release of big cats
'Project Cheetah' is govt's endeavour towards environment and wildlife conservation: PM Modi

Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/lMExp3iE2F#cheetahs #narendramodi #projectcheetah pic.twitter.com/EGuYSKlJ6I
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) September 17, 2022
12:48 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: PM Modi thanks Namibia govt for cooperation
मैं हमारे मित्र देश नामीबिया और वहाँ की सरकार का भी धन्यवाद करता हूँ जिनके सहयोग से दशकों बाद चीते भारत की धरती पर वापस लौटे हैं: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 17, 2022
12:35 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: Today, India of the 21st century is giving a message to the world, says PM Modi
Nature & environment, animals & birds, for India is not just about sustainability & security. For us, it is also the basis of our sensibility & spirituality. Today, India of the 21st century is giving a message to the world that economy & ecology are not conflicting fields: PM pic.twitter.com/cjH5liONnU
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022
12:01 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: Watch Video of PM Modi releasing Cheetahs in Kuno National Park
#watch | Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases the cheetahs that were brought from Namibia this morning, at their new home Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

(Source: DD) pic.twitter.com/CigiwoSV3v
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022
11:55 (IST) 17 Sep 2022
Return of Cheetahs Live: Modi on return of Cheetahs

Today, the #cheetahspic.twitter.com/CRm9IhmPlB

— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2022

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