Eight brought from Namibia cheetahs was released in the Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh. In this way, this species, which went extinct in the country in 1952, has once again become populated. Pre-independence hunting and then habitat loss made the cheetahs extinct. There was a time in the country when there was a population of cheetahs till the mountainous areas and coastal areas. Coming from the species of big cats, cheetahs are the only animals that do not roar, but they growl. The special thing about cheetahs is that they drink water once in three to four days.
Many reasons have contributed to the disappearance of cheetahs. But it is said that when cheetahs were caught for hunting, due to this there were problems in their breeding, due to which their population kept on decreasing. The thing to note here is that at one time the number of cheetahs in the country was in thousands. But gradually their numbers kept on decreasing and then they became extinct. The word Cheetah is said to have come from the Sanskrit word Chitraka, which means spotted. Now once again there will be a chance to see cheetahs in the country.
In such a situation, let us go through some general knowledge questions related to cheetahs. Let us know which king had the maximum number of cheetahs under his rule? Who hunted cheetahs for the last time in India? What are cheetahs called in different languages?
What are cheetahs called in different languages?
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Which king had the maximum number of cheetahs?
Mughal emperor Akbar ruled India from 1556 to 1605. It is believed that during the reign of Emperor Akbar, most cheetahs were present in the country. At that time the number of cheetahs was close to 1000. Blackbuck and gazelle were hunted through cheetahs. It is also known that Akbar's son Jahangir had caught more than 400 antelope through cheetahs.
Who hunted cheetahs for the last time in India?
It is believed that Maharaja Ramanuj Pratap Singh Dev of Korea of Madhya Pradesh hunted the last three cheetahs in the country in 1947. In this way, with the death of these three cheetahs, this species disappeared from the country. At the same time, the Government of India officially declared the extinction of cheetahs in 1952.
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