Cheetah are about to return to India, for the first time since 1952 – 70 years ago, when the last one was killed.
8 Cheetah from Namibia (where cheetah live in big numbers) are being moved to India. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed (MoU).
The initial introductions will be into the Kuno reserve – an area where Asiatic lion should roam, were in not for the Gujarat government claiming exclusive ownership. I still believe that eventually Asiatic lion will move to Kuno, but lion and cheetah live side by side in many reserves, and the claim that this is why Gujarat cant move lions is as hollow as the many other excuses that they have claimed over the last 10 or so years.