Sheopur, Nov. 28 -- All the eight cheetahs brought from Namibia to Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park (KNP) in September have been shifted from the quarantine zone to the larger acclimatisation enclosure, with three female cheetahs being released on Monday, a Forest official said.

The eight cheetahs were translocated from the African country on September 17 as part of an ambitious reintroduction project of the species. They were released into the quarantine zone by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Female cheetahs Savana, Shasha, and Siyaya were released into the big boma (enclosure) number 5 using walk-through cages between 9 am and 11 am on Monday," confirmed Kuno Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Prakash Kumar Verma.

On Sunday, female c...