After a 10-hour trip, eight African cheetahs, three males, and five females touch down in India early on Saturday. The creatures arrived in wooden containers on a Tiger-Faced Plane (Boeing 747 freighter) from Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, to Gwalior, which is in Madhya Pradesh.
Details about a Tiger-Faced Plane carrying 8 cheetahs from Namibia arrived in Gwalior after a 10-hour trip
The animals traveled with a veterinarian, a wildlife biologist, the Indian High Commissioner to Namibia, Prashant Agrawal, and Laurie Marker, executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and her staff.
“All international conventions shall be observed. According to cheetah specifications, crates have been prepared, according to S P Yadav, additional director general and project coordinator at the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change. For this voyage, the animals won’t be sedated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released the cheetahs back into the wild after flying them in an Indian Air Force helicopter from Gwalior to the Kuno National Park. Indian Oil has contributed Rs 50 crore to the project.
“Our staff has done a fantastic job getting ready for the flight. Our major task was to completely prepare the aircraft so that the kittens could fly comfortably, according to Vladimir Ghilan, responsible manager of Moldova-based charter airline Terra Avia.
He added that this involves maintaining a reasonable temperature for the animals inside the airplane.
The “Siberian Tiger”-themed Terra Avia Boeing 747 is capable of transporting 80 tonnes of freight. The cheetahs and the accompanying passengers will be the only payload on the Friday evening trip.