Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reintroduced Cheetahs in India 70 years after they were reported extinct. Cheetahs are the only animals in the country that have gone extinct since independence from colonial rule. This is also the first time a large carnivore has been moved from one continent (South Africa) to another (India) and reintroduced to the wild.
PM Modi on Saturday, his 72nd birthday, had released the cheetahs in the Kuno Palput National Park, Saran Aharwani, Madhya Pradesh. These Cheetahs will spend the first few months in a six-square-kilometre enclosure.