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j1ggy t1_je7w8vy wrote

Sadly it isn't the same species of cheetah, but it's as close as we'll likely get to the real thing. There are only 12 Asiatic cheetahs left in the world, all in Iran. That's down from a population of 83 between 2011 and 2013. Out of the 12 remaining, 9 are males and 3 are females.


thethpunjabi OP t1_je7xo76 wrote

Honestly, it’s sad but the Asiatic cheetah looks doomed at this point. I think they would’ve been better off if Iran relocated a breeding population to India back in the early 2010’s when there was more left.


godisanelectricolive t1_je83ebl wrote

The Asiatic cheetah is a subspecies of cheetah. There are four subspecies in total, three African subspecies plus the Asiatic cheetah. It's the Southeast African cheetah that's been introduced to India.