Sheopur (MP): A cheetah cub suspectedly died of weakness at the Kuno National Park on Tuesday, it was officially confirmed.
A monitoring team observed that the young one was not accompanying its mother 'Jwala' but instead lay on the ground. Veterinarians were alerted but the animal could not be saved.
A female cheetah named Jwala brought from Namibia, has given birth to four cubs in March this year.
According to the authorities, from the beginning, this particular cub was the smallest, the least active and least healthy of the four cubs. Weak cubs are not able to compete with their siblings for milk, and this decreases their chances of survival and such cubs do not survive for a long time, the press release says.
Notably, in the past few months, three cheetahs have already died at the National Park.