One of many eight cheetahs that was relocated to India from Namibia died on Monday after creating a kidney an infection in January. Sasha had proven indicators of fatigue and weak point throughout a every day monitoring verify and medical examination revealed that she was dehydrated and had kidney-related issues.
A blood check revealed that her creatinine ranges had been very excessive, which indicated an an infection within the kidney. The opposite cheetahs within the park are wholesome, a press launch stated.
Sasha, who was a part of the primary batch of cheetahs flown into Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno Nationwide Park, was certainly one of 5 feminine cheetahs flown in from Namibia final yr as a part of an bold reintroduction programme.
The cheetah was certainly one of two five-year-old feminine huge cats launched in Kuno by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, which additionally occurred to be his birthday, final yr.
Final week, two extra cheetahs, Elton and Freddie, had been launched into the wild in Madhya Pradesh. With that, 4 of the eight cheetahs introduced from Namibia have been launched into the wild within the park in Sheopur district.
Eight Namibian cheetahs — 5 females and three males — had been delivered to the KNP as a part of a reintroduction programme aimed toward reviving the species’ inhabitants in India, the place they turned extinct greater than 70 years in the past. They had been first moved to acclimatization enclosures from quarantine bomas (animal enclosures) in November final yr.
They had been later launched into searching enclosures of the park.
A dozen extra cheetahs – seven males and 5 females – had been delivered to the KNP from South Africa on February 18 this yr. The KNP is now house to twenty cheetahs. South Africa has additionally signed an settlement with India to introduce dozens of African cheetahs to the Asian nation over the following decade.
The world’s first intercontinental translocation venture goals at reintroducing the large cats within the nation.