New Delhi: Two more cubs of the female cheetah Jwala brought from Namibia died on Thursday and one cub is undergoing treatment. Earlier on Tuesday, a cub of Jwala had died. So far, six cheetahs have died in Kuno National Park within two months. In Kuno, Jwala gave birth to four cubs two months ago.
Madhya Pradesh | Second cub of Cheetah Jwala died during monitoring while being in weak condition amid sweltering heat at Kuno National Park. Cheetah Jwala had three cubs. Her first cub died on May 23. https://t.co/tvo43BIIEf pic.twitter.com/xLbfAuBj0e
— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2023
The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests told me that on the morning of May 23, the dead body of Jchala had died. After this, the three surviving cubs and Jwala were continuously monitored by the doctors and monitoring team at Palpur. Since it was very hot on May 23, The temperature was around 46–47 degrees Celsius. In such a situation, seeing the unusual condition and heat of the three cubs, the team immediately decided to rescue them and give them treatment. But two cubs died. One cub is in critical condition. He is undergoing treatment at Palpur Hospital.
#WATCH | MP: Today when the monitoring team visited the park, the cub looked weak, so the team called veterinary doctors and took the cub to the hospital but after 5-10 minutes, it cub died. The cause of death is due to immense weakness. Further details of the cause can be given… pic.twitter.com/zIsCLP2tiX
— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2023
Constant advice is being sought from experts and doctors in South Africa and Namibia. Cheetah cubs just started roaming with their mother about 8–10 days ago. According to cheetah experts, the survival rate of cubs in Africa is extremely low. The post-mortem proceedings are being carried out as per standard protocol.