Sheopur (Madhya Pradesh):It took five days and a rescue operation by South African team to bring the Namibian cheetah Oban back to Kuno National Park.
The cheetah had escaped the Kuno on Sunday morning and was spotted in residential areas. Following which, a team of from South Africa swung into action and rescued the cheetah from forests of Dabarpura village in Bairad tehsil area on Thursday evening.
However, the female cheetah Asha which also escaped from Kuno is still on the run.
Oban left Kuno and was spotted in the area of Jhad and Baroda village in Vijaypur on Sunday, causing much panic among the locals. Since then, the Kuno National Park team, Pohri Forest Department and police were keeping a close eye on the big cat.
On Thursday morning, the cheetah came out of the Ghazigarh village forests and reached the forest and fields of Dabarpura village, from where it was caught.
Asha still out and about
Namibian female cheetah Asha which was also brought to Kuno National Park under the Cheetah Relocation Project and followed Oban in escaping the National Park is yet to be caught by the forest team.
On Thursday, Asha was seen around Sair Baba in the forests of the famous Dhauret Sarkar temple in Virpur area, which comes under the buffer zone of Kuno. There is a dense forest, abundant wildlife and natural water springs in the area which is probably why Asha is liking the spot very much.
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