4 cheetahs died in two months, now because of this the newborn died
Forest department sources said the mother of four cheetahs was seen sitting with the ailing cheetah in the morning but then left with her remaining three cubs.
The cases of death of cheetahs have increased in Kuno National Park in the past days. A newborn cheetah died on Tuesday (May 23, 2023). He was born on 27 March. Three more cubs were also born with him, but this one was found to be the weakest of them and died. Since then the question is arising as to how the death happened.
This was the fourth cheetah to die in the last two months. Among the dead cheetahs are those that were brought from Namibia. Madhya Pradesh Chief Wildlife Warden J. S. Chauhan has confirmed the death of Cheetah. They say that the cause of his death could be dehydration. Cheetahs are kept in jungle environment and these days the temperature is above 40 degree Celsius. The female cheetah Jwala, brought from Namibia, had given birth to four cheetahs, this cheetah was also one of them. This cheetah was very weak from the time of birth.
Forest department sources said the mother of four cheetahs was seen sitting with the ailing cheetah in the morning but then left with her remaining three cubs. When the monitoring team entered the enclosure, the cheetah was very weak and died shortly after. Chouhan said that the chances of survival of cheetahs in the wild are only 10-20 percent.
Eight cheetahs were brought to India from Namibia earlier this year and were released in the Kuna National Park on September 17 last year. Twelve more cheetahs were brought from South Africa in February, of which six are in the wild and the rest in various enclosures in Kuno. The death of the first female cheetah, Sasha, was reported on 27 March. She was suffering from kidney ailment. Siya’s four children were born around him. In April, Uday, a male cheetah, had died due to heart problems. Earlier in May, a female cheetah from South Africa, Daksha, died due to a fight between two male cheetahs.