The wild cats arrived in India on a Boeing 747 customised specially to accommodate the five female and three male cheetahs.
Screengrab of the inside video of the Boeing jet on which the eight cheetahs were brought to India. (Credits: Twitter/@TandonRaveena)
- Eight cheetahs were released into the Indian wildlife by PM Modi
- The wild cats were transported to India on a specially customised Boeing 747 jet
- Five female and three male cheetahs were released on Saturday
Eight cheetahs were released into the Indian wildlife in Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno-Palpur National Park (KPNP) on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who termed it a “historic day”.
The cheetahs arrived in India on a Boeing 747 customised specially to accommodate the five female and three male cheetahs who will together form the founder population of the elusive wild cat at Kuno National Park.
Sharing a video of the inside view of the Boeing 747 used for transporting the wild cats, Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving the country a beautiful gift on his birthday.
She took to Twitter and wrote, “Inside view of Boeing 747 used for bringing Cheetahs from Namibia to India . Thank you @narendramodi sir for giving US this beautiful gift on your Birthday !!!!”
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 17, 2022
The clip shows the visuals of the cages in which the cheetahs were kept onboard the plane. According to the person’s voice in the video, it was shot moments before the plane landed in India.
A plane, painted with a tiger face, transported cheetahs to Gwalior’s Maharajpura airbase, operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF), before 8 am on Saturday. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia oversaw the arrangement as the cheetahs were transported to the air force chopper, which flew them to Kuno National Park.
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