Dogs are being trained to protect Namibian cheetahs and other animals from poachers in Kuno National Park. The dogs are being trained to detect tiger skin, bones and other illegal wildlife products.
German Shepherds are being trained at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force's (ITBP) National Training Centre for Dogs in Haryana's Panchkula to be deployed in the Kuno National Park to protect the recently introduced Namibian cheetahs from poachers.
The dogs will form part of a squad that will sniff out danger and offer protection to cheetahs in their new environment. They will also be trained to detect tiger skin, bones, elephant tusks, red sanders and other illegal wildlife products during the specialised training course.
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These dogs are being trained by ITBP in collaboration with WWF-India (World Wide Fund for Nature India), said Ishwar Singh Duhan, IG, at the Basic Training Center of ITBP.
#WATCH | Haryana: German Shepherds getting trained at Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force's (ITBP) National Training Centre for Dogs in Panchkula to be deployed in Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park to protect the recently released Namibian cheetahs from poachers. pic.twitter.com/emVv7qgcbW