It’s being touted as the first intercontinental species “reintroduction” of its kind — sending Southern African cheetahs to India 70 years after its Asiastic cheetah was declared extinct.
Last week, India and Namibia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see eight of its cheetahs sent to Kuno next month, marking India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations.
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Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.
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