Kuno National Park

India may import more Cheetahs from Northern Africa, despite multiple deaths this year

India plans to import cheetahs that do not develop thicker winter coats -- a primary factor behind severe infections in some cheetahs and the death of three of them in Kuno.

published on : 27th September 2023

INTERVIEW | 'Recent deaths of three cheetahs have provided crucial lessons'

S P Yadav, Member Secretary of The National Tiger Conservation Authority and Head of the Cheetah Project, spoke about the journey of completing one year and the challenges ahead.

published on : 26th September 2023

Saving Kuno National Park’s forests in Madhya Pradesh

Long before the Namibian cheetahs were flown to Kuno National Park, two villages had already fuelled a movement to save the trees there, says Anuraag Singh  

published on : 27th August 2023

Female cheetah that went untraceable in KNP due to radio collar issue captured after 22 days

The cheetah, Nirva, was caught at around 10 am in Dhoret range of the Kuno National Park (KNP), after which a health check-up was conducted on her, they said.

published on : 13th August 2023

No reason to disbelieve efforts to make cheetah project a success: Supreme Court

Expressing concerns with regards to the death of 40% of cheetahs translocated from South Africa and Namibia, the SC had said that it does not present a good picture of Project Cheetah. 

published on : 8th August 2023

Cheetahs have developed 'winter cover' in anticipation of African weather: Govt tells SC

Nine cheetahs, including three India-born cubs, have died in Madhya Pradesh's KNP since March this year, raising questions about the management of the project.

published on : 7th August 2023

Making sense of rising cheetah mortality 

Radio collars around cheetahs’ necks have been blamed for the increase in mortality. studies show that collars strapped on for long periods become breeding grounds for harmful bacteria.

published on : 5th August 2023

When science, transparency take backseat: Jairam Ramesh on cheetah death 

Jairam Ramesh said the argument that all these deaths are expected mortality is "complete nonsense" and has been debunked by international cheetah experts.

published on : 2nd August 2023

Female cheetah dies at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh; ninth death since March

Under Project Cheetah, a total of 20 radio-collared cheetahs from Namibia and South Africa were trans-located to KNP in MP in September 2022 and February 2023.

published on : 2nd August 2023

MP: Two cheetahs brought back to enclosure at KNP for health examination

Of the 20 adult cheetahs translocated to Kuno from Namibia and South Africa, only two are now left in the free-range area of the park.

published on : 25th July 2023

Radio collars of 6 cheetahs at KNP removed for health examination: Forest officials

The cheetahs whose radio collars have been removed are identified as Gourav, Shourya, Pavan, Pavak, Asha and Dheera.

published on : 24th July 2023

SC concerned over rising cheetah deaths, says it does not present good picture

The top court had on May 18 expressed serious concern over the cheetah deaths at KNP and asked the Centre to rise above politics and consider shifting them to Rajasthan.

published on : 20th July 2023

Radio collars may have caused neck wounds in dead cheetahs at Kuno, could be removed till rains are over

Staff on duty at KNP spotted maggot-infested wounds on the neck and back of two South African male cheetahs possibly caused by continued wearing of the radio collar during the rainy season.

published on : 18th July 2023

Three days after death of eighth cheetah at Kuno National Park, MP govt shunts out top forest official

The official was shunted out just hours after the National Tiger Conservation Authority stated that the deaths of five adult cheetahs over the last four months happened due to natural causes.

published on : 17th July 2023

Cheetahs to remain in Kuno, won't be relocated: Union minister Bhupender Yadav

Yadav's comments came amid concern expressed by some experts on the cheetah project and that some recent deaths could possibly be due to infection caused by radio collars though that is highly unusual

published on : 15th July 2023

Septicemia caused by radio collars led to death of two male cheetahs in MP this week: Expert

Male cheetah Suraj, translocated from South Africa, died at the KNP in Sheopur on Friday, while another translocated male cheetah Tejas died on Tuesday.

published on : 15th July 2023

Another cheetah dies in M.P's Kuno National Park, eighth fatality in four months 

India’s struggling efforts to reintroduce the cheetah species have been dealt another blow, with the death of Cheetah 'Suraj'

published on : 14th July 2023

'Traumatic shock post-violent fight reason for Cheetah Tejas's death in MP'

Tejas, who was the seventh cheetah to die in four months at the KNP, was brought from South Africa in February this year and was about five-and-a-half years old.

published on : 13th July 2023

Another blow to Project Cheetah as fourth adult dies in Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park

The adult South African cheetah named Tejas died at around 3 pm on Tuesday in an enclosure, where it was housed with a Namibian female for mating.

published on : 11th July 2023

'We take responsibility but project will be successful': Environment minister on cheetah deaths

The death of three adult cheetahs and three of the four cubs born to a female Namibian cheetah, Sisaya, has prompted questions from several experts on the suitability of the habitat.

published on : 1st June 2023