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Cheetah: The world's fastest cat is returning to India

07/06/2021 10:57 AM | Click to read full article

The world's fastest land animal will make a comeback in India, more than half a century after it became extinct in the country. If all goes well, eight cheetahs - five males and three females - will make the 8,405km (5,222 miles) journey from South Africa to India in November. 

"Finally we have the resources and the habitat to reintroduce the cat," says Yadvendradev Jhala, dean of the Wildlife Institute of India