BELA-BELA (South Africa), Sep. 8, 2022
From our Overseas Bureau
As part of ambitious efforts to reintroduce the distinctively spotted cats in regions where their population has dwindled, South Africa is flying cheetahs to India and Mozambique.
Reportedly, four cheetahs captured at reserves in South Africa have been flown to Mozambique this week after being held in quarantine for about a month and cleared for travel. Conservationists are preparing to fly 12 more cheetahs, reputed to be the world’s fastest land mammals, to India in October 2022.
Wild-life veterinarian Andy Frasier who is an essential part of the project said the relocations are tough for the animals.