The 12 South African cheetahs – seven males and five females – have been loaded on the Indian Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster Cargo plane to take off today evening. DD News has posted an exclusive video on its Twitter showing the loading of these animals.
Exclusive! #Cheetahs from South Africa being loaded for their new home in @KunoNationalPrk
Twelve cheetahs from South Africa are set to arrive in India on Saturday. Taking the total count of the big cats to 20 in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park.#cheetah #cheetahisback pic.twitter.com/VTGritXEjf
— DD News (@DDNewslive) February 17, 2023
The plane will take off from O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg and will land at Gwalior Airport on Saturday 10 a.m. From there these big cats will be moved to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park in an IAF MI-17 helicopter.