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Iran Marks National Day of Asiatic Cheetah

Iran annually marks the National Day for the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah on August 31, a day which was named so in 2007 at the request of Iranian wildlife experts.

Buffalos Beat Summer Heat by Bathing in Steel Lagoon

As the level of water has decreased in the Steel Lagoon near the northern Iranian city of Astara, domestic cattle and water buffalos that live beside the region’s swamps and rivers find the lake suitable for bathing.

Crocodile Bites Off Kid’s Arm in Iran

A huge mugger crocodile has bitten off the arm of a 10-year-old Iranian village girl who was washing clothes in a river in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Video of Lion Attacking Zookeeper in Iran Goes Viral

Mr. Assad, a lion in Qazvin zoo, Iran, suddenly attacked his keeper on Monday.

Agh-Gol Wetland Hosting Colourful Flamingos

Filled with water after the late spring downpours, Agh-Gol wetland on the border of Iran’s Hamadan and Markazi provinces is hosting flamingos that preferred this western Iranian habitat to Lake Urmia and Bakhtegan lake for incubation.
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Men Arrested for Stoning Bear Cub to Death in Iran

Two men who stoned a helpless bear cub to death in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran have been captured and are going to face trial, an official announced.
Persian Leopard Surprisingly Spotted in Middle of Lake Urmia

Persian Leopard Surprisingly Spotted in Middle of Lake Urmia

The presence of a Persian leopard on an island in Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran has surprised experts.

From Dublin to Tehran: Persian Lioness Joins Male Companion

A Persian lioness named Eilda has been taken from Dublin, Ireland, to the Iranian capital of Tehran to join her male companion Kamran, and help reproduce and re-introduce the world’s last ranging population of Persian lion to their original habitat.

Feeding Stations to Be Set Up outside Tehran to Control Stray Dogs

A plan is set in motion to establish special locations outside the Iranian capital, Tehran, for feeding stray dogs.

Isolated Coral Reefs Discovered in Persian Gulf

Following the fifth exploratory patrol by the Persian Gulf Explorer vessel, one of the main habitats of the isolated coral reefs (Cup Corals) was discovered in the Persian Gulf.

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