12 cheetahs arrive from South Africa at the Gwalior Airport in MP

12 cheetahs arrive from South Africa

On Saturday, 12 cheetahs arrived from South Africa at the Gwalior Airport in Madhya Pradesh.

The C-17 Globemaster Cargo aircraft of the Indian Air Force carried the large cats on their journey. The Kuno National Park in the state will be their new home from there, according to officials.

The number of cheetahs in Kuno National Park will grow today. I sincerely appreciate Prime Minister Modi's support; this is his vision. The overall number of cheetahs will increase to 20 after the rehabilitation of 12 to Kuno, according to CM Chouhan.

The 12 cheetahs took off at 8.30 pm (local South African time), the Cheetah Project Chief, SP Yadav earlier announced from the Johannesburg airport to the Gwalior airport aboard a C-17 Globemaster plane. On Saturday, February 18, at 10 a.m. IST, the cheetahs will touch down at the Gwalior airport.

Using the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that the governments of South Africa and India signed, the cheetahs are being imported to India as part of the Cheetah Reintroduction initiative.

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