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Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor)

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Persian Leopard Captured alive in NE Iran
The Managing Director of Environment Department of Razavi Khorasan, Touraj Hemmati, said on Sunday that following a series of attacks by a leopard on the herd dogs in a village located on the edge of Tandoureh Protected Area in the north east of Iran, a rescue team was sent to the area to capture the leopard alive to treat him due to the wounds on his body and tooth infection.
He mentioned that Capturing alive of this five-year-old male leopard, which is an unparalleled activity in the country, was successfully done on Saturday evening, adding that this is the third leopard that has been treated during the last year by the health care team and the wildlife recovery in the province.
Persian leopards are among the most endangered species in the world. It has been listed as "endangered" in the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Iran is one of their main habitats.
Reduced prey population and shrinkage of their natural habitat are threatening the big cats. Bamou National Park in the southern Fars province is one of the main habitats of the Persian leopard.
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https://en.mehrnews.com/news/148166/Persian-leopard-captured-alive-in-NE-Iran
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My Journey with Persian Leopards
NP, NE Iran, following 12 days of efforts, collared and named Kaveh. 52 kg. Kaveh mainly lived along margins of the NP, rarely wandering into the park, perhaps avoiding other large males. But he was a great hunter. He looked playful when encountering humans, watching from ridge-lines. Sometimes he visited villages, but returned without causing any conflict. 
He only once killed a dog, belonging to a local shepherd. He never committed dog/sheep depredation as long as collared. On 29 Feb 2016, Kaveh departed Iran, after walking 80km aerial distance, for Turkmenistan. He was stopped by Turkmen border fence, so established home range there. 
After 3 years of no data, last week a weak leopard which killed 5 dogs/sheep in border, was captured. It was Kaveh. Kaveh's body was full of injuries, perhaps from battling another animal. Treatment failed, died yesterday at age 7. Inside stomach, a leather obscured duodenum.



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Using camera trap surveys to collect data on the wildlife of Afghanistan's central highlands, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society have made a surprise discovery: a Persian leopard, thought to have been extirpated from the region.


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Source: https://www.livescience.com/30948-camera-trap-images-persian-leopard.html
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(08-16-2019, 12:43 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Using camera trap surveys to collect data on the wildlife of Afghanistan's central highlands, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society have made a surprise discovery: a Persian leopard, thought to have been extirpated from the region.


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Source: https://www.livescience.com/30948-camera-trap-images-persian-leopard.html

This was back in December 2011. It's known that there are leopards in the country.
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