Project Cheetah, an Indian government initiative, began last year with eight cheetahs arriving in India to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. And this year, 12 more arrived from South Africa. Many conservationists warned against the relocation, saying the project was rushed, and the cheetahs would have a hard time adapting to the national park they now live in. And their fears have come true. Five of the 20 adult cheetahs, as well as three cubs, have died in the past few months. So what can be done to stop more deaths?
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