Asiatic cheetah on the prowl

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Kooshki was handed over as a gift by a hunter to the Environment Protection Organization when he was a cub.

Kooshki, a 7-year-old male Asiatic cheetah that spent some time in captivity in Mian Dasht Wildlife Sanctuary in North Khorasan Province, was transferred to Pardisan Park in Tehran a while ago.

Kooshki was handed over as a gift by a hunter to the Environment Protection Organization when he was a cub. The hunter told officials that he had bought the big cat from three shepherds who were about to kill him.

There are only 70 Asiatic cheetahs, a species in danger of extinction, in the country. Fararu.com has republished the following images of Kooshki originally released by DW.

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Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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