Bhopal, March 27 (). Female cheetah Shasha, who was among the first batch of eight Namibian cheetahs to be brought to India and shifted to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park, was declared dead on Monday due to renal infection, officials said. happened.
As per earlier statements by wildlife officials, Shasha was suffering from kidney infection and was being treated by a team of wildlife doctors and experts. Officials had earlier said that his condition was improving.
Shasha was one of three cheetahs that were not released into the wild in early March. Shasha was in the quarantine boma and was about to be shifted to a predator-free enclosure. A senior forest official told that he was being given buffalo meat because of his weakness.
Official sources have confirmed the death of Cheetah, but the state government officials are yet to make any statement on the matter. A senior forest official, requesting anonymity, told , “Shasha breathed her last today (Monday) afternoon while being treated by doctors.” It is being said that he died due to kidney infection, but only the post-mortem will reveal the real cause of death.
Meanwhile, reports state that veterinarians found signs of dehydration and a kidney infection in Shasha. Sasha was one of the Namibian cheetahs that were brought to India on 17 September. A total of 12 cheetahs (8 from Namibia and 4 from South Africa) were released in two phases in the project. India’s dream project has suffered a major setback with the death of five-year-old Shasha.