Once found from Red Sea to India, only a few dozen Asiatic cheetahs remain, found in Iran

June 26, 2014 5:27 AM

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Once found from Red Sea to India, only a few dozen Asiatic cheetahs remain, found in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world's critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah, and bring it back from the verge of extinction in its last remaining refuge.

The Asiatic cheetah, an equally fast cousin of the African cat, once ranged from the Red Sea to India, but its numbers shrunk over the past century to the point that it is now hanging on by a thin thread — an estimated 50 to 70 animals remaining in Iran, mostly in the east of the country. That's dow...

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