Eight cheetahs brought from Namibia and 12 from South Africa have now been identified in Kuno National Park, Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh. These cheetahs have been rechristened, according to which they have been given Indian names. An online competition was organized for naming the cheetahs, after which they have been named. Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav has given this information by tweeting.
Let us inform that, to name these cheetahs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon the countrymen in the Mann Ki Baat program on September 25 to suggest the names of these cheetahs and tell them their traditional names. Also get a chance to see Cheetah first. This is the reason, the online competition was started by the central government from 26 September on the MyGov portal, which lasted till 31 October. Thousands of names were suggested from across the country in the competition, on the basis of which exotic cheetahs were named. Now the names of the winners of the competition have also been announced.
Know what was named:
Asha, the female cheetah brought from Namibia, is named Asha, Savannah is named Nabha, Tbilisi’s Dhatri and Siaya, who gave birth to four cubs, is named Jwala. Male Oban is named Pawan, Elton’s pride and Freddy’s bravery. Similarly, the adult female brought from the Phinda Game Reserve in Africa has been named Daksha, one of the adult males as Vayu and the other as Agni. The female brought from Mapesu reserve has been named Nirva.
Union Forest Minister Bhupendra Yadav said:
Union Forest Minister Bhupendra Yadav said on Thursday, “The name of cheetahs! On 25 September 2022, PM Shri Narendra Modi during his Mannki Baat address asked people to suggest names for cheetahs brought from Namibia and South Africa. The competition was organized in. It is a pleasure to share the names of our winners and winners.
A competition was thus organised.
Happy to share the names of our cheetahs and the winners. pic.twitter.com/KEcO4ujvFH
— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) April 20, 2023
Let us tell you that, 12 cheetahs brought from South Africa to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park in February were released in Kuno’s adaptation enclosures during April 17 to 19 after being kept in quarantine enclosures for two months. Seven male and five female cheetahs were brought from South Africa on February 18. In adaptation enclosures these cheetahs will hunt themselves.