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Acinonyx jubatus venaticus
First Asiatic cheetah captured and radio-collared in Bafgh Protected Area, Iran.
An amazing shot of a critically endangered species.
Awesome!!! Thank you for sharing this excellent spotting and showing the world what is being done to preserve this species. :-D
Very pretty creature!
Good infomation... Request you to draft own website on Cheetah...!!If is there already please mark here..!!
Thanks a lot for your comments Ashish! I have about 200 shots of the same individual, I'll add others in the coming days.
No doubt Arash you have made Project Noah more precious with this great spotting...!!I feel This cheetah is star on Project Noah..!!
See the thick and dense hairy tail what make this pretty big cat very much spectacular..!!
You can edit this picture with crop to show bigger Cheetah image and add as separate picture in this spotting.
Thanks Arash..Please add whatever information you know and put reliable to declare about Iran's Cheetas add in Description and Notes...!!
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.
Wow...then no doubt Dan have started planning new project..regarding study of these Cheetah..!!
Thanks! Possibly less than 100 Asiatic cheetahs are surviving only in Iran.
Great feat to see a Cheetah from Asia...!!!@Arash... what is their Census record say...in Iran..?
Wow, So rare!! Good photo.
Yes indeed! It is in the wild in Central Iran.
Wow! Amazing spotting of the rare Asiatic Cheetah. Is this in the wild? It appears to be.
Lat: 31.50, Long: 55.71
Spotted on Feb 26, 2007 Submitted on Aug 26, 2011
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