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Asiatic Cheetah on The Brink of Extinction

  

Less Than one Hundred Asiatic Cheetahs Survive in the World, Today.

 

Tehran, February 27, 2010 (Hamsayeh.Net) - Iranian wildlife specialist at a protected Cheetah breeding centre in Semnan province say there are only tens of these majestic cats still surviving in the wild today.

 

The centre boasts about 10 individual Cheetahs in a semi-wild environment protected by a fence wire  all around a large compound, and provides last chances for the revival of this fastest of all creatures on earth.. Cheetahs, once numerous from Africa to Asia have long been listed as a critically endangered specie.

 

Iran and Russia announced plans to revive both the Cheetah and Amur Tiger species in and around the Caspian region through a joint project in the near future.

 

 

 

Photos: Mehr News Agency

 

 

 

Centre for semi-captive, breeding and research in Iran's Semnan Province

 

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