South African Cheetah Kept At Kuno National Park Dies; Injury Marks Noted

Yet another cheetah – Tejas, brought from South Africa and placed in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park, died on Tuesday.

Tejas is the seventh cheetah including three cubs to die in the Kuno National Park.


Initial investigation revealed that a monitoring team discovered injury markings on the upper part of the neck of male cheetah at around 11 AM. However, cheetah succumbed to his injuries around 2 PM.

An official statement confirmed that the wildlife veterinarians went to the scene and examined Tejas – whose injuries were found to be severe. A team of officials have initiated an inquiry in the case to ascertain cause of injury.

Two more cheetahs added at KNP:

Tejas died hours after two more cheetahs – Prabbhash and Pavak – were released into the wild at the KNP, Sheopur’s Divisional Forest Officer PK Varma told news agency PTI.

Seven cheetahs have died recently:

Eight Namibian cheetahs – comprising five females and three males were brought to the KNP and released in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, last year.

Cheetahs were added in order to better the number of species in India.

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