Cheetah Story


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I first came across the story of the reintroduction of the cheetahs from Africa to India as a news article. My love for wildlife has been largely kindled by my partner and my son. Both of them are ardent animal lovers who often slum it out in forests to study birds, frogs and snakes. This curiosity had unconsciously infected me and drew me to the cheetah headline.

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Cheetahs were docile, beautiful cats that many royals in India chose to capture. This greed for game hunting predators proved to be a death knell for the spotted cats in the South-Asian country.

A sanctuary in Central India was readied for lions but the prides never arrived. In 2020, African cheetahs were proclaimed as the new tenants. Unfortunately, displaced indigenous communities bore the brunt of this dilly-dallying.

Grasslands are the favoured habitats of cheetahs. Will the reintroduction of these speedsters revive this much-neglected ecosystem?

Cheetahs were docile, beautiful cats that many royals in India chose to capture. This greed for game hunting predators proved to be a death knell for the spotted cats in the South-Asian country.

Anatomy of a speeding machine

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Disappearing Cheetahs

Where the wild things were

Image Source: www.panthera.org

An India itinerary

Credit: Jessica Goel

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Anupama Chandrasekaran

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