■ Staff Reporter
IN A major setback to the
Cheetah Project, two more cubs
of cheetah Jwala died at Kuno
National Park on Thursday
Officials said that rising temperature and heat wave took a
toll on the cubs. Jwala had delivered four cubs about two
months back. One of the cubs
died onTuesday while other two
died on Thursday. Jwala is left
with only one cub surviving.
Officials said that temperature rose to 46 degrees Celsius
which is the reason for the
death of cheetah cubs. They
said that all the remaining three
cubs were kept under observation and despite all rescueefforts, two of them succumbedto heat wave. The cheetah haddelivered four cubs in Marchthis year.
The fourth cub is kept
under observation as his healthcontinues to remain critical.
The first cub died of weakness.
Officials said that all the cubswere found to be weak, underweight and poorly hydrated.
Mother cheetah Jwala, whodelivered first time, is fromhund Riyadh breed.
Experts said that percentageof cheetah cub surviving inAfrica is very low. Procedure forpost-mortem of the cub isunderway. The mother cheetah, Jwala is healthy