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- Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the extinct wild cheetahs from India in Kuno National Park on 17th September.
- Cheetahs imported from Namibia are being introduced to India under Project Cheetah, the world’s first inter-continental large wild carnivore translation project.
- Out of the eight cheetahs, five are females and three are males. Mr Modi released cheetahs at two release points in Kuno National Park.
- The release of wild cheetahs by the Prime Minister is part of his efforts to revive and diversify India’s wildlife and its habitat. The cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952.