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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cheetahs to be Reintroduced to the Indian Subcontinent

The Mogul emperor Akbar was said to own a thousand of the beasts as part of his 16th-century hunting retinue. Since then, however, India’s cheetahs have turned from hunter to quarry — the last three known were shot by the Maharajah of Surguja in 1947.

That may now change, with plans revealed by the Indian Government to reintroduce the world’s fastest land animal to the sub-continent.

link: Cheetahs to return to India's grasslands under multimillion-pound plan - Times Online


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