African Reserves

Cheetah Breeding: Kuno Project Requires Careful Handling


The translocation of eight Namibian cheetahs to Kuno National Park has created its share of controversy. While hailed as a great move to reintroduce an iconic big cat, it will take years of careful monitoring to ensure the cat thrives and it doesn’t turn out to be just a publicity exercise. We are concerned about genetic diversity, we must take measures to protect them from poachers and other animals, and we must also think about managing the inevitable disturbances of the ecosystem, which result from the arrival of a new predator. supreme. There are also possible issues regarding human-animal conflict and possible resentment from displaced villagers.


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First published: Monday, September 19, 2022. 10:49 PM IST