WATCH: Namibian Cheetah ‘Aasha’ Gives Birth To 3 Cubs at Kuno National Park

Bhopal: In a significant milestone for India’s wildlife conservation efforts, ‘Aasha,’ a translocated Namibian cheetah, recently gave birth to three cubs at Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park. Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav shared the heartwarming news on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), along with a delightful video of the newborn cubs.

“Purrs in the wild! Thrilled to share that Kuno National Park has welcomed three new members. The cubs have been born to Namibian Cheetah Aasha,” announced Minister Yadav, expressing his excitement for the success of Project Cheetah, a visionary initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi aimed at restoring ecological balance.

The Union Minister extended his congratulations to the experts and officials involved in the project, dubbing the development “a roaring success for Project Cheetah.” He highlighted the efforts of the Kuno wildlife officials and applauded wildlife enthusiasts across India.

This news follows the March 2023 birth of four cubs by another translocated cheetah, Siyaya, renamed Jwala, at Kuno National Park. Unfortunately, only one cub survived. Both Aasha and Jwala were part of the translocation from Namibia, marking a crucial step in reintroducing cheetahs to India after their extinction in 1952.

This momentous occasion signifies the first time cheetah cubs have been born in India in over seven decades, reflecting the positive impact of ongoing conservation initiatives in the country.

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