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Asiatic Cheetah

Asiatic Cheetah
Photo Information
Copyright: Ali Golshan (golshan) (99)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon AE-1, Konica Chrome 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-23 12:09
Viewed: 5494
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This valuable cheetah can only been seen in Iran. The cheetahs of Iran exist in very low numbers, and divided into widely separated populations. Their population, has declined steeply in recent years; there were said to be over 200 cheetahs in Iran in the mid-1970, although some experts consider this figure an over-estimate. B. Dareshuri estimates the Iranian population to be fewer than 50, with the north-eastern province of Khorasan being the stronghold.
In ancient Iran, domestic cheetahs were used by aristocrats for hunting together with dogs (Salukis) and hawks.

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Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did not know any of them remained.
Thanks so much for this update. Tell us a little more. What is known about the population, etc. Ori

Hi Ali,
This is fantastic. Picture quality isn't the best but subject is important and rare.
There was a picture of Iranian cheetah family in the wild in the last national geographic magazine.
TFS - Shir

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