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Bad news again from Kuno National Park: 2 more cubs of female cheetah ‘Jwala’ dead, 1 serious


Bad news keeps coming out of Kuno National Park. Just two days ago, one of the female cheetah Jwala’s cubs died, although today there is news of two more deaths and another cub is in a critical condition. Jwala the female cheetah was brought here from South Africa.

One of the cubs is in critical condition

After the death of the first cub, the female cheetah and her other 3 cubs were constantly monitored and monitored by doctors and a monitoring team. During the day the cheetah was given an extra leg… In the afternoon the condition of the three cubs was seen to deteriorate. As the cub’s condition worsened, it was decided to provide treatment after immediate rescue by the administration and a team of wildlife doctors. Both the cubs could not be saved as their condition was deteriorating. While the condition of one cub is critical, it has been kept at Palpur hospital for treatment and observation.

Currently the female cheetah Jwala is healthy

After the death of 3 cubs, one cub is in critical condition and is being consulted by associate cheetah experts and doctors from Namibia and South Africa. Currently, the cub is undergoing continuous treatment and his health is said to be stable. On the other hand the female cheetah Jwala is currently healthy and is being monitored continuously.

All the chicks were sick

All the cheetah cubs were skinny. His weight dropped below normal and he became extremely dehydrated. Earlier his mother also had a similar condition. Cheetah cubs are about 8 weeks old. According to cheetah experts, the survival rate of cheetah cubs in Africa in general is very low. Postmortem is being done as per standard protocol.

A cub died two days ago

It is worth mentioning that 4 of the four cubs of the female cheetah died today on May 23 due to illness. A female cheetah gave birth to four cubs on March 24 in Kuno. All four cubs are doing well and spending time with their mother. Although one cub was found to be ill during surveillance, it was also being treated, although it died. PCC Wildlife Jasveer Singh confirmed the death of the female cheetah Jwala’s cub.

3 leopards and 3 cubs died in two months

A third cheetah along with 3 cubs have died in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park in the last 2 months. Cheetah numbers in Kuno National Park continue to decline, raising questions about the success of Project Cheetah. Along with this, the officials have also become worried due to the death of cheetahs. The cheetahs Sasa, Daksha and the male cheetah Uday died before the cubs. After the death of three leopards and three cubs, now 17 leopards and one cub are left in Kuno.

A female cheetah Daksha died after being attacked by 2 male cheetahs

Earlier, a female cheetah named Daksha, brought from South Africa, died. According to information received from sources, Daksha was killed in the Leopard War. 2 male leopards attacked him, Daksha died. PCCF JS Chauhan issued a press note confirming the death of the leopard.

Cheetahs ‘Uday’ and ‘Shasha’ died last April

Last April, a leopard named ‘Uday’, brought from South Africa, died in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Chita Uday was ill and died during treatment. A 5-year-old female cheetah named Sasha also died in April. Sasha died due to kidney failure.

Kuno National Park does not have enough space for leopards

It may be noted that a former official of the Wildlife Institute of India claimed last April that Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park does not have enough space for leopards brought from Africa. The national park is spread over an area of ​​748 square kilometers, of which 487 square kilometers fall in the buffer zone. Experts believe that a leopard needs about 100 square kilometers for its movement. Former WII Dean Yadvendradev Wickramasingh Jhala said that Kuno National Park does not have enough space for leopards brought from Africa. Kuno National Park includes part of agriculture, wild habitats and other animals living within the area. They also suggested that it is important to establish multiple populations managed as metapopulations, where animals are moved from one place to another.