Cheetah: The fastest animal in the world returns to India after its extinction


  • Sotik Biswas
  • BBC correspondent in India

The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world

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The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world

If all goes well, eight cheetahs – five males and three females – will travel 8,405 kilometers from South Africa to their new home in India’s vast national park this November.

Thus, the fastest land animal in the world will return to India, after it became extinct more than half a century ago.

Cheetahs are a unique species of big cats within the feline family, which are characterized by being fixed-clawed animals, and all other types of cheetahs have become extinct from the earth. And because of its tremendous speed in hunting, it is sometimes called in Arabic “Al-Nimr Al-Hunter”.

“We finally have the resources and natural habitats to reintroduce the cheetah,” says Yadvindradev Jhala, dean of the Wildlife Institute of India and one of the experts in charge of the effort. preserve its kind.


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