Claws out over project sending Southern African cheetahs to India

It’s being touted as the first intercontinental species “reintroduction” of its kind — sending Southern African cheetahs to India 70 years after its Asiastic cheetah was declared extinct.

Last week, India and Namibia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see eight of its cheetahs sent to Kuno National Park next month, marking India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations.

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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