Iranian Cheetah Project - PANTHERA The Asiatic cheetah once had a distribution that extended across the Middle East, Central Asia, north into southern Kazakhstan and southeast into India. Today, the Asiatic cheetah is only found in Iran. Estimated at 200 animals in the 1970’s, there are now thought to be only 70-110 Asiatic cheetahs left in the wild, all occupying the arid, central plateau of Iran. http://www.panthera.org/programs/cheetah/iranian-cheetah-project
Kushki is a male Asiatic cheetah that was given to the Iranian Department of Environmental Protection (DOE) by some wildlife enthusiasts in 2007 when he was only a few months old. Kushki now lives on a 13 hectare enclosure in Miandasht Wildlife Refuge specifically made for him. The Asiatic cheetah, a species that only exists in Iran. There are an estimated 70-100 Asiatic Leopards in existence. A search is now being made to find a mate for Kushki.
Khar-Turan National Park or Touran Wildlife Refuge, Iran