Cheetahs from Namibia, who will soon be settled in the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh have undergone the first health examination conducted by a team of international experts of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia.

This information was shared by the Indian High Commissioner in Windhoek, Namibia, through his official Twitter handle.

The cheetahs, expected to arrive in the KNP in the next month from South Africa and Namibia as part of an ambitious reintroduction project, need time to acclimatize due to the long journey and the change of environment, local officials said.

Cheetahs became extinct in India in 1952. The ‘African Cheetah Introduction Project in India’ has been underway since 2009, before picking up speed in the last few years.