KUNO National Park: Monday morning Sasha a female cheetah amongst the eight cheetah brought form Namibia found dead.
On Tuesday post-mortem reports confirms the death of Sasha is due to the kidney failure of both the kidneys, she was facing the renal issue much before coming to India. Madhya Pradesh principal chief conservator of forest JS Chauhan said “Sasha was facing renal issues, She was a compromised animal and shouldn’t be sent to India. Our doctors and experts did their best to save her for two months. Her reports revealed that the Keratin level of kidney was 410MMol/L, which is 34 points far above the (safe) limit,”.
After the news all the seven remaning cheetahs went through the full body check-up, and the report was sent to the central. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) reveals the ultrasound reports of all the cheetahs and no abnormalities were found in ultrasound.
Former director and chief scientist of cheetah project, YV Jhala concluded with his statement “Everything was alright before translocation. Kidney failure is a lifestyle disease of cheetahs and there is no need to make an issue of it. We know that mortality due to stress is high among cheetahs and that’s why Indian government is bringing 8-10 cheetahs every year. Sasha got affected due to stress and died. There is no need to think much about it and nothing to stress about it.” Jhala was also the part of the team that brought cheetahs from Namibia.