Celebrating as Cheetahs set to return to India after 70 years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to celebrate his 72nd birthday on September 17 amid some prized visitors to the country.

over 12 years of negotiations, the governments of Namibia and India finally signed a pact this year. Namibia has agreed to send 50 cheetahs to India over the next five years.

Eight cheetahs -- five males and three females-- will be brought to Jaipur from Namibia in a special Boeing 747-400 aircraft

A team of Namibia’s Cheetah Conservation Foundation (CCF) will also be with the animals.

Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh is a 748-square-km protected area, about 200 miles south of Delhi. 

A 12-km long fence has been erected to keep predators away from the park, which can house a maximum of 21 cheetahs.

There are no cheetah left in wild in India, therefore, to introduce them in India they have to be brought from abroad

According to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, before 1900, the cheetah population numbered over 100,000 20 countries, with a mere 7,100 animals remaining globally.

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