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Namibian Cheetah Jwala Gives Birth To Three Cubs At MP's Kuno National Park

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav shared the video on his 'X' handle and congratulated "wildlife frontline warriors and wildlife lovers" across the country

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Namibian Cheetah Aasha gave birth to some cubs a few weeks ago Photo: Screen grab from video posted by @byadavbjp on X
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A Namibian Cheetah named Jwala has given birth to three cubs at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, weeks after Namibian Cheetah Aasha gave birth to her cubs.  

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav shared the video on his 'X' handle and congratulated "wildlife frontline warriors and wildlife lovers" across the country.

"Kuno’s new cubs! Namibian Cheetah named Jwala has given birth to three cubs. This comes just weeks after Namibian Cheetah Aasha gave birth to her cubs. Congratulations to all wildlife frontline warriors and wildlife lovers across the country. May Bharat’s wildlife thrive…" Yadav's post read.

This also comes days after Kuno National Park lost its 10th cheetah since their reintroduction in India in 2022. 

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Nambian Cheetah died on January 16, adding to the list of adult cheetahs and cubs that have passed away in the national park due to various infections. So far, seven adults and three cubs have died at the national park.

As part of a cheetah reintroduction plan, as many as 20 of the adult big cats were brought from abroad to Kuno Park again in 2022. Cheetahs were declared extinct in India in 1952.

The cheetahs were imported in two batches - from Namibia (2022) and South Africa (2023).

Four cubs have been born in the park since then, of which three have died so far.

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