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Thursday, 08 December 2022 10.47 PM IST

Cheetahs released by PM Modi at Kuno National Park given beef as first meal, all seven except one eats it

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BHOPAL: Eight cheetahs brought from Namibia were released on September 17 in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The cheetahs, who arrived from Namibia with empty stomach, were first fed with beef. Eight cheetahs were given two kilos of beef each. Initially, there were doubts that the cheetahs would accept the food as they are only adapting to their new habitat in Kuno. But seven out of eight cheetahs ate the meat. The cheetahs were given their first meal on Sunday evening. But some cheetahs did not eat the whole meal. The authorities said that there is no abnormality in this. Cheetahs are animals that usually eat only once every three days.

Elephants to guard

The authorities have also brought in two elephants to protect the cheetahs. These elephants are from Satpura Tiger Reserve in Narmadapuram. The elephants named Lakshmi and Siddhanath were brought to Kuno last month. About five leopards were present in this area. The two elephants intervened and chased away four of the five leopards that had recently arrived in the zone marked for cheetahs. The two elephants are now patrolling day and night with the security team of the national park. The two elephants patrol along with the forest guards to ensure that no other wild animals come into the enclosure or vicinity.

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