Three young cheetahs were welcomed into the world at the Asian Cheetah Breeding Center of the Turan Biosphere Reserve in Tehran. According to a May 1 report From the Iranian Department of the Environment
The news release said that the mother cheetah, whose name is Iran, gave birth to her children through cesarean section, and then the children went into intensive care.
One of the children died on May 4. Due to malfunction According to Dr. Bahrang Ikrami, a veterinarian at the Asian Cheetah Breeding Center, in left lung and lung adhesions.
Initially it was announced that the leopard cubs were all females, but after further investigation it was determined. They are men.
Researchers rescued the mother cheetah in December 2017, when they found her at the age of 8 months in a house in Iran, according to Jamshid Parchisada, a graduate research assistant. World Wildlife Conservation Center And a doctoral student at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York. Wildlife smugglers are believed to be planning. Its traffickingHe added.
Conservationists gradually began introducing him in 2021 to a male Asian cheetah, the turquoise. He was caught in Turan National Park. Partner with In captivity.
The two finally met on January 24, 2022 and continued to meet a total of 17 times in the following days. Iranian Cheetah Society.
Dr. Ali Salajge, head of Iran’s Environment Department, said that since the cheetah showed that it could give birth, it meant that it would remain fertile for the next five years. In a news release.
The organization said they have become extinct due to widespread hunting, loss of habitat and over-hunting by humans. There are now only 12 Asian leopards left in the wild. Iranian Cheetah Society Noted in a news release. However, that number does not include children, the organization added.
The researchers named the female cheetah an Iranian baby because they thought she could give birth to offspring in the near future and that these babies would be able to increase the population of the Asian cheetah, which would be a huge blow to the Iranian people. Hopefully, and the state of Iran, “Parchizadeh said in an email.
He added that this breed of leopard is very similar to its African cousins. They can both reach speeds of up to 80 miles per hour (128 kilometers). According to one land.
However, the Asian leopard is lighter in color and has a thicker coat, Parchizadeh said.