Exterminated 50 Years Ago, Cheetahs to Run Again in India

Exterminated 50 Years Ago, Cheetahs to Run Again in India

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cheetahdThe cheetah is poised to sprint once again along India’s grassland, nearly half a century after it was hunted to extinction.

The fastest mammal on Earth and the only one whose name has been derived from Sanskrit will be reintroduced into three specified sites under a planned $6 million rehabilitation project.

India’s federal environment ministry plans to import 18 African cheetahs acquired from Iran, Namibia and South Africa, where they were raised in captivity.

(READ the story in the Irish Times)

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