Shaurya, a cheetah translocated from Namibia, died on the Kuno Nationwide Park on Tuesday, in accordance with a report by information company ANI. To this point, seven grownup cheetahs and three cubs have died on the nationwide park.
Further Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF) and Director Lion Challenge mentioned late within the morning the monitoring staff noticed “incoordination and staggering gait” within the animal following which Shaurya was tranquilized. Submit revival the monitoring staff observed issues. The Namibian Cheetah failed to answer CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and died round 3.17 pm.
The reason for demise could be ascertained solely after autopsy.
“Today, on 16th January, 2024 around 3:17 pm, Namibian Cheetah Shaurya passed away. Around 11 am in the morning, incoordination and staggering gait was observed by the tracking team following which the animal was tranquilized and weakness was found. Following this, the animal was revived but complications arose post revival and the animal failed to respond to CPR. Cause of death can be ascertained after post mortem,” APCCF & Director Lion Challenge mentioned.
Cheetahs had been declared extinct in India in 1952 and the animals had been dropped at the park once more in 2022.
The cheetahs had been imported in two batches – from Namibia in 2022 and South Africa in 2023. The initiative started on September 17 final 12 months when Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a gaggle of cheetahs introduced from Namibia into an enclosure in Kuno.
4 cubs had been born within the park since then, however three of them and 6 different adults died in a span of 5 months ending final August.
The tenth demise was reported at the moment.
The a number of deaths subject even reached the Supreme Courtroom final 12 months, which mentioned there was no motive to query the central authorities on the strikes being made to reintroduce cheetahs in India.
Challenge Cheetah head SP Yadav had advised the media one other batch of cheetahs shall be imported from South Africa for his or her introduction on the Gandhi Sagar Wildlife Sanctuary quickly.