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.