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    20 Cheetahs will be transported from Johannesburg to Kuno National Park, and later released into the wild. The antelopes in India would be shaking in their hooves if they knew one of the country’s apex predators was on the return. The cheetah has been considered extinct in India for the past 70 years.

    Dean of the Wildlife Institute of India, Yadvendradev Jhala said “It’s wonderful to get back a lost piece of the heritage which we have lost due to human causes, … I’ve been working on it for quite a few years, almost 20 years now.”

    The 20 cats were mostly captured from reserves. Veterinarians fired tranquilizer darts from helicopters to keep a safe distance. The cats were then microchipped, given antibiotics, and tested and vaccinated for diseases. 

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