Gandhisagar Wildlife Sanctuary will be developed as a second home for cheetahs
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Recently the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh has announced that the Gandisagar Wildlife Sanctuary will be developed as a new home for cheetahs in the next six months.
An overview of the news
According to wildlife experts, after the increase in the number of cheetahs in Kuno National Park, there will not be enough area for them, so it is necessary to relocate them to another place.
Gandisagar Wildlife Sanctuary has vast open spaces and grasslands surrounded by shrubs, which is an ideal landscape for cheetah.
About Gandhisagar Wildlife Sanctuary
It is located in northwestern Madhya Pradesh (Mandsaur and Neemuch districts) near the Rajasthan border.
It was notified as a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1974.
The Chambal River flows through the Gandisagar Sanctuary and divides it into two parts.
Khair, Salai, Kardhai, Dhavada, Tendu and Palash are the major tree species found here.
Animals like chinkara, nilgai and spotted deer, panther, striped hyena and jackal are found in this wildlife sanctuary.
Gandisagar Wildlife Sanctuary has many places of historical, archaeological and religious importance like - Chaurasigarh, Chaturbhujnath Temple, Bhakaji Rock Painting, Narsinghjhar Hinglajgarh Fort, Karkeshwar Temple.
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