Namibian cheetah Sasha dies at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh

Namibian cheetah Sasha died due to a kidney ailment on Monday at Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park (KNP), a top forest department official said.

The more than four-and-a-half-year-old female cheetah was among the eight cheetahs translocated from Namibia and housed at the park in Sheopur district since September 17.

‘Cheetah Sasha passed away due to a kidney problem as her creatinine level was very high,’ Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF-Wildlife) JS Chauhan told news agency PTI.

The big cat was unwell since her arrival and was recently taken back to a quarantine enclosure for treatment.

Sasha’s creatinine level was said to be above 400 (an indicator of poor kidney function) which resulted in her death.