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MP: Female cheetah Shasha became ill in Kuno National Park, medical team reached the park from Bhopal for treatment

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MP: Female cheetah Shasha became ill in Kuno National Park, medical team reached the park from Bhopal for treatment
Aditya Chaudhary

Female cheetah Shasha has become ill in Kuno National Park, Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh. A medical team has arrived from Bhopal for his treatment. He is being treated after checkup. The Kuno Park management has confirmed that the female cheetah is ill and said that now Shasha’s health is fine.

In fact, on 17 September 2022, eight cheetahs were brought from Namibia to Kuno National Park in Sheopur. These include five female and three male cheetahs. These eight cheetahs have survived in India by living in a small enclosure and a large enclosure during the quarantine period of four months. All these cheetahs are also hunting after being fully fit.

Shasha is suffering from dehydration and kidney disease.

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Meanwhile, two days ago the monitoring team came to know that the female cheetah Shasha is sick. After this, the officers associated with the Cheetah Project have sent a team of specialist doctors from Bhopal to Kuno Park. Doctors have started treatment after examining the female cheetah. During investigation it is found that Shasha is suffering from dehydration and kidney ailment.

DFO of Kuno National Park, Prakash Kumar Verma told that the disease of the female cheetah was detected during routine monitoring. A team of doctors has been called from Bhopal for his treatment. As of now, Shasha’s condition is fine.

Preparation to release all the cheetahs from the enclosure to the open forest

At the same time, on November 28 last year, three female cheetahs Savannah, Shasha and Siya were released in compartment number-5 of the large enclosure built in Kuno Park. All the three female cheetahs were hunting together while staying in the compartment. However, the park management is worried after the female cheetah Sasha fell ill.

Actually, in February all the cheetahs are to be released from the big enclosure into the open forest. On the other hand, preparations are on to bring 12 new guest cheetahs from South Africa.