Second Cheetah brought from Africa died at Kuno National Park


New Delhi: Cheetah (Uday) who was brought from South Africa, died due to illness in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park on Sunday.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Conservator of Forest, JS Chauhan, confirmed the death and said that the male cheetah, named Uday, died during treatment.

This is the second cheetah death in the Kuno National Park. Twenty cheetahs were brought from Namibia and South Africa.

Sasha, one of the eight cheetahs introduced in the Kuno National Park last year from Namibia, died in March.

With the second cheetah death on Sunday, the number has gone down to 18.

“Another cheetah, Uday, who was brought from South Africa, has died during treatment after he was found sick at Kuno National Park. The reason for death is yet to be ascertained,”JS Chauhan said.

Uday was brought from South Africa to Kuno on February 18 this year along with 11 other cheetahs.


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