The country’s second cheetah safari will be built here in Rajasthan, tourists will flock here

Chittorgarh : good news is that to keep alive the interest of wildlife lovers and tourists towards cheetahs, Bhajanlal government has made provision for feasibility study in the budget by connecting Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary, Bhainsrodgarh Sanctuary and Chambal Sanctuary with Kuno National Park and signing an MoU with Madhya Pradesh for cheetah movement corridor and safari. If everything goes well, Rawatbhata-Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary will become the second cheetah safari center of the country. Let us tell you that the country’s first cheetah safari is in Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh. This initiative of making cheetah safari in Rajasthan has been taken so that tourism related activities can start there. This will lead to development of this area, as well as people will remain interested in cheetahs.

Efforts to settle cheetahs are in full swing

The exercise to settle cheetahs in Gandhisagar sanctuary adjacent to Rawatbhata border has intensified. Before settling cheetahs, 6 members of the delegation from Kenya had visited Gandhisagar sanctuary. The team also inspected the works under the cheetah restoration plan in Gandhisagar sanctuary and gathered information. On the first day, the visiting team was given a detailed presentation regarding the preparations made for cheetah restoration in the sanctuary and the successful one year of cheetah project in Kuno National Park.

The team also visited the enclosures and area built in 6400 hectares under cheetah restoration in the sanctuary. After bringing the cheetahs to Gandhisagar as per the quarantine guidelines of the Government of India, the enclosures built for the initial quarantine of 30 days and the high mast cameras installed for monitoring the cheetahs in the enclosures and the water source were also inspected by the team from Kenya.

I liked the climate of Rajasthan

8 cheetahs were brought from Namibia to Kuno in Sheopur on 17 September 2022. After this, 8 cheetahs were brought from South Africa on 18 February 2023. Out of these, 7 adult cheetahs have died. Currently, 13 adult cheetahs are in Kuno. In the first phase, 5-8 cheetahs will be brought from South Africa to Gandhi Sagar adjacent to Rajasthan. The team that came to see the spot has considered the climate of Rajasthan to be favorable for cheetahs. Cheetahs will be brought here from Africa in winter after the rains. At present, there are 15 herbivorous wild animals per square km. 20 wild animals are needed per square km. More will be brought after the rains.