Asiatic Cheetah Conservation Paying Off

Asiatic Cheetah Conservation Paying OffAsiatic Cheetah Conservation Paying Off

Under the special supervision and monitoring of international and local experts of animal reproduction, Kushki and Delbar, the Asiatic Cheetah couple are to set to become parents, announced the director of North Khorasan provincial office of Department of Environment (DoE), Ali Asghar Motahari.

Kushki, the male Asiatic cheetah living in North Khorasan Province protected area, and Delbar, the female cheetah from Touran protected region in Semnan Province were kept in special cages and under specific condition and protection. The couple was transferred to Tehran for the reproduction effort, ILNA reported.

The DoE official added that in a region in Jajarm in North Khorasan, the province's DoE is providing the appropriate conditions for the animals to be settled after Delbar gives birth.

Elaborating on recent reports regarding the presence of another Asiatic cheetah in Bagherkhan region near Bojnurd, North Khorasan Province, Motahari said the DoE receives numerous calls on cheetah sightings, and is ready to do whatever is necessary to save the endangered species.

"However, only in four cases the discovered prints and traces really belonged to a cheetah."