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Re-introducing African Cheetahs to India

  Apr 27, 2022

Re-introducing African Cheetahs to India

Q Why is it in News ?

A The cheetah, which became extinct in India after Independence, is all set to return with the Union Government launching an action plan in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

According to the plan, about 50 of these big cats will be introduced in the next five years, from the Africa savannas, home to cheetahs, an endangered species.

Q How has been distribution of cheetahs in India ?

Q What caused the extinction of cheetahs in India?

  1. Reduced fecundity and high infant mortality in the wild
  2. Inability to breed in captivity
  3. Sport hunting and
  4. Bounty killings

Q What are conservation objectives for their re-introduction ?

Q What is the officially stated goal?

Q What are the issues in re-introduction ?

Q What are some details about Asiatic Cheetah ?