Fact Check: Viral Video Showing the Namibian Cheetah Eating an Indian Lamb Is Misleading

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released eight cheetahs in Kuno National Park of Madhya Pradesh on September 17, 2022. The cheetahs were brought from Namibia.

In the above context, a video of some tigers eating lamb has gone viral with a claim that it is of a Namibian cheetah eating the lamb.

The video has a text on it that reads: “विदेशियों की सेवा में स्‍वदेशी की बलि, जन्‍मदिन मुबारक हो” (English translation: “Indian sacrificed for serving those brought from foreign land.”)

The link to the post can be seen here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile did the fact check, and found it to be misleading.

On doing a Google Reverse Image Search with one of the screenshots, we found the same video uploaded on a YouTube channel, dated August 19, 2018. The video was a compilation of feeding tigers in national parks.

Another similar video, uploaded on a YouTube channel on January 10, 2016, describes: “Harbin China: Siberian tigers get to eat a sheep.” In the video, one can clearly see that the text written on the car was in mandarin.

The same video had been uploaded by a YouTube channel, Wildbirdseed, dated July 24, 2013, with a description: “Harbin tiger park – Siberian tigers vs lamb”

Hence, it is certain that the viral video is quite old and misleading. But, we could not confirm the source of the video.

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