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Cheetah from Namibia gives birth to 4 cubs in India’s Kuno Park

Screengrab from the video

One of the Cheetah’s translocated from Namibia to India recently has given birth to four cubs, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Wednesday.

He shared a video on Twitter of the four healthy cubs, born to the female cheetah named Siyaya, that shows them opening their little mouths to roar. He termed it a “momentous event in India’s wildlife conservation history”.

The cheetahs were brought to Kuno in Madhya Pradesh from Namibia in September last year as part of the government’s ambitious plan to reintroduce the big cats in India for the first time after the species became extinct in the country 70 years ago.

“I am delighted to share that four cubs have been born to one of the cheetahs translocated to India on 17th September 2022, under the visionary leadership of PM Shri @narendramodi ji (sic),” Mr Yadav said in his tweet.