Bahram-e Gur Protected Area is home to various species (Photos)

Iran-Bahram-e Gur Protected Area

The Persian Zebra, which is indigenous to the deserts of Iran, is living together with other animals in this protected area.

Bahram-e Gur Protected Area in Fars province is the birthplace and habitat of the Persian Zebra, a subspecies of Asian Zebra (Equus hemionus) and large mammal belonging to the horse family. The Persian Zebra, which is similar to donkey but larger in size, is now critically endangered.

Wild goats, rams, ewes, foxes, wild boars, agamas [small, long-tailed, insect-eating lizards of the genus Agama], and monitor lizards live together with other animals in the conservation area.

The back-to-back droughts the area has experienced in recent years have jeopardized the lives of animals living there.

Tasnim News Agency on January 6 released photos of the protected area in southern Iran. Take a look:


Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.



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