September 2, 2005—Its numbers may be as spotty as its coat, but the rare Asiatic cheetah is holding its own, as seen in this photograph taken by an automatic "camera trap" in Iran. A female cheetah and her four six-month-old cubs wandered into the camera's range while settling down for a rest in the shade. Experts say this is the largest group of the endangered cheetah ever photographed.

September 2, 2005—Its numbers may be as spotty as its coat, but the rare Asiatic cheetah is holding its own, as seen in this photograph taken by an automatic "camera trap" in Iran. A female cheetah and her four six-month-old cubs wandered into the camera's range while settling down for a rest in the shade. Experts say this is the largest group of the endangered cheetah ever photographed.

Asiatic cheetahs are facing extinction due to habitat degradation and illegal poaching. Demand stronger regulations to ensure that hunting and improper gun licensing do not continue to threaten the survival of these majestic creatures.

Asiatic cheetahs are facing extinction due to habitat degradation and illegal poaching. Demand stronger regulations to ensure that hunting and improper gun licensing do not continue to threaten the survival of these majestic creatures.

Asiatic cheetah with two imperial attendants, during the reign of Shah Alam II (India AD. 1764).

Asiatic cheetah with two imperial attendants, during the reign of Shah Alam II (India AD. 1764).

The Asiatic Cheetah is a rare critically endangered [CR] subspecies of the Cheetah, population 95. Known for its agility and high speed the Asiatic cheetah went extinct from India in 1948. Today they are only found in Iran. They can run at an amazing speed as they have a flexible spine which enables their front legs to cover 20-22 feet in one stride. They have an extreme take off - they are completely off the ground and glide in the air. And their body is sculpted to be highly aerodynamic.

The Asiatic Cheetah is a rare critically endangered [CR] subspecies of the Cheetah, population 95. Known for its agility and high speed the Asiatic cheetah went extinct from India in 1948. Today they are only found in Iran. They can run at an amazing speed as they have a flexible spine which enables their front legs to cover 20-22 feet in one stride. They have an extreme take off - they are completely off the ground and glide in the air. And their body is sculpted to be highly aerodynamic.

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Iranian Cheetah (or Asiatic cheetah), has already gone extinct in India. An estimated number of 50-60 are said to live in Iran.

Iranian Cheetah (or Asiatic cheetah), has already gone extinct in India. An estimated number of 50-60 are said to live in Iran.

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"Asian cheetah" by Behnam Ghorbani. The original uploader was from Zoochat.com. - CalPhotos. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asian_cheetah.jpg#/media/File:Asian_cheetah.jpg

"Asian cheetah" by Behnam Ghorbani. The original uploader was from Zoochat.com. - CalPhotos. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asian_cheetah.jpg#/media/File:Asian_cheetah.jpg

Baby cheetah nuzzles mum as adorable pictures show special bond between parent and cub

Baby cheetah nuzzles mum as adorable pictures show special bond between parent and cub

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Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world\'s critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah

Iran is rushing to try to save one of the world\'s critically endangered species, the Asiatic cheetah

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Asiatic cheetah

Asiatic cheetah

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