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The latest news about the Asiatic Cheetah, also known as Iranian cheetah, a Critically Endangered cheetah subspecies surviving today only in Iran

Persian Lion Returns to Iran after 80 Years

Iran lost its last Asiatic or Persian lion almost 80 years ago, and it became extinct in the country due to indiscriminate hunting and habitat loss, but the lion is now back home.

Endangered Persian Leopard Gets Pregnant via Natural Mating

A highly-endangered Persian leopard kept in Tehran’s Zoo has become pregnant through natural mating after an earlier artificial insemination attempt failed.

Iran to Preserve Asiatic Cheetah Using Surrogates

An Iranian official says there is a possibility that surrogates will be used to preserve the highly-endangered Asiatic cheetah.

Iran Stepping Up Efforts to Save Asiatic Cheetahs

On the eve of the International Cheetah Day marked on December 4, the head of Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE) says efforts are underway to save Asiatic (Iranian) cheetahs through tissue culture, the growth of tissues or cells separate from the organism.
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Iranian Cheetah Caught Stealing Ranger’s Shoes (+Video)

An interesting video has emerged showing an Iranian cheetah cub stealing a wildlife park ranger’s shoe outside his guarding post in the protected area of Seidowa Wildlife Refuge in Iran’s northeastern Semnan province.

Persian Leopard Borzou Migrates to Turkmenistan

An old male Persian leopard named Borzou has moved 20 kilometers from the Iranian border to enter Turkmenistan. This is the first time the leopard’s movement between two regional countries is being recorded.

Unique Photos Snapped of Persian Leopards

Mehdi Chalani, an Iranian environmental photographer, has managed to snap some unique pictures of three Persian leopards living in a protected area in the central province of Semnan.

Asiatic Cheetah, Her Four Cubs Spotted in Iranian National Park (+Video)

A female Asiatic cheetah and her four cubs were recently observed by the National park rangers in the protected area of Touran Wildlife Refuge in Iran’s Semnan province.

Iran to Restore Asiatic Cheetah Design to World Cup Kit

The president of the Iranian Football Federation says players on the national team will be wearing shirts bearing the image of the Iranian cheetah despite earlier decision to do away with it.

Iran’s Turan Park Home to Largest Asiatic Cheetah Population

Khar Turan National Park or Touran Wildlife Refuge, a national park in Iran’s Semnan province, is home to one of the largest populations of the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah.

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