As many as eight cheetahs to be brought from Namibia to India- five females and three males, on a Chartered Boeing 747 cargo flight from Namibian Capital of Windhoek on September 16. The cheetahs will arrive at the Jaipur airport, the environment ministry said on Monday.
Cheetahs to be brought from Namibia to India to reintroduce cheetah population
The wild animals will be arriving from Namibia as a part of Cheetah reintroduction and will be given any food during their entire transit. This will be done to ensure a smooth journey and to avoid any complications as the animals will be on a long 10 hours journey.
The cheetahs will travel from Namibia to Jaipur, Rajasthan and then to Kuno-Palpur National Park in Bhopal. The Chief Conservator of Forests for Madhya Pradesh said, the animals must have an empty stomach during the time of commencing the journey.
The Cheetahs are said to arrive on the 17th of September between 6 am to 7 am.
Three cheetahs will be released by PM Modi into quarantine on September 17, which marks his birthday.
The initiation will be made as part of the Cheetah restoration initiative, seven decades after the animal went extinct in India.