Iranian Cheetah Project - PANTHERA The Asiatic cheetah once had a distribution that extended across the Middle East, Central Asia, north into southern Kazakhstan and southeast into India. Today, the Asiatic cheetah is only found in Iran. Estimated at 200 animals in the 1970’s, there are now thought to be only 70-110 Asiatic cheetahs left in the wild, all occupying the arid, central plateau of Iran. http://www.panthera.org/programs/cheetah/iranian-cheetah-project
In this Monday, May 26, 2014 photo, 7-year-old male Asiatic Cheetah, named “Koushki”, crouches at the Miandasht Wildlife Refuge in Jajarm, northeastern Iran. Iran is conducting a campaign to rescue the Asiatic Cheetah which has disappeared across south and central asia except fewer than 100 remaining in Iran. (Photo by Vahid Salemi/AP Photo)
This Monday, May 26, 2014 photo, shows 7-year-old male Asiatic Cheetah, named 'Koushki,' at the Miandasht Wildlife Refuge in Jajarm, northeastern Iran. Iran is conducting a campaign to rescue the Asiatic Cheetah which has disappeared across south and central asia except fewer than 100 remaining in Iran.
Kushki is a male Asiatic cheetah that was given to the Iranian Department of Environmental Protection (DOE) by some wildlife enthusiasts in 2007 when he was only a few months old. Kushki now lives on a 13 hectare enclosure in Miandasht Wildlife Refuge specifically made for him. The Asiatic cheetah, a species that only exists in Iran. There are an estimated 70-100 Asiatic Leopards in existence. A search is now being made to find a mate for Kushki.
An Asiatic cheetah hunts a rabbit at the Miandasht Wildlife Refuge in Jajarm, Iran. Iran is conducting a campaign to save the Asiatic cheetah, a species that is dwindling in the region - by Vahid Salem, Iranian
The Indian Cheetah, also known as the Asiatic Cheetah or Iranian Cheetah, existed in India for a very long time. Due to hunting, deforestation and habitat loss, the animal become extinct in India. The remaining Asiatic Cheetah are rare and critically endangered, now found only in Iran and occasionally in Pakistan. #sandiegozoo #coolcats
Female Asiatic cheetah sighted in the Miandasht Wildlife Refuge - North Khorasan Province - Iran. (Jan. 2015) (Persian: مشاهده یک یوز پلنگ ماده آسیایی در پناهگاه حیات وحش میاندشت در خراسان شمالی ) Credit: Mehr News Agecy