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Asiatic cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus venaticus

Description:

First Asiatic cheetah captured and radio-collared in Bafgh Protected Area, Iran.



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18 Comments

jaguar54321
jaguar54321 7 years ago

An amazing shot of a critically endangered species.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 7 years ago

Awesome!!! Thank you for sharing this excellent spotting and showing the world what is being done to preserve this species. :-D

MickGrant
MickGrant 7 years ago

Very pretty creature!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Good infomation... Request you to draft own website on Cheetah...!!
If is there already please mark here..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Welcome..!!

arash.ghoddousi
arash.ghoddousi 7 years ago

Thanks a lot for your comments Ashish! I have about 200 shots of the same individual, I'll add others in the coming days.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

No doubt Arash you have made Project Noah more precious with this great spotting...!!
I feel This cheetah is star on Project Noah..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

See the thick and dense hairy tail what make this pretty big cat very much spectacular..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

You can edit this picture with crop to show bigger Cheetah image and add as separate picture in this spotting.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Thanks Arash..
Please add whatever information you know and put reliable to declare about Iran's Cheetas add in Description and Notes...!!

arash.ghoddousi
arash.ghoddousi 7 years ago

There is an ongoing project on conservation of Asiatic cheetahs for the past 10 years with participation of international organizations namely GEF, WCS, Panthera, CCF, etc.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Wow...then no doubt Dan have started planning new project..regarding study of these Cheetah..!!

arash.ghoddousi
arash.ghoddousi 7 years ago

Thanks! Possibly less than 100 Asiatic cheetahs are surviving only in Iran.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Great feat to see a Cheetah from Asia...!!!
@Arash... what is their Census record say...in Iran..?

p.young713
p.young713 7 years ago

Wow, So rare!! Good photo.

arash.ghoddousi
arash.ghoddousi 7 years ago

Yes indeed! It is in the wild in Central Iran.

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Wow! Amazing spotting of the rare Asiatic Cheetah. Is this in the wild? It appears to be.

arash.ghoddousi
Spotted by
arash.ghoddousi

یزد‎, Iran

Lat: 31.50, Long: 55.71

Spotted on Feb 26, 2007
Submitted on Aug 26, 2011

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