Iran's endangered cheetahs to be tracked for first time


Iran's cheetahs may be quick, but that hasn't saved the species. With less than 100 animals in the wild, Iran's cheetahs remain one of the world's most endangered big-cat populations.

Several groups want to protect these last 100 cheetahs, but with so few animals spread out over a very large territory, how do you get enough information to help them?

A new tracking effort managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society aims to help. Two male cheetahs have been equipped with GPS devices to help generate data about the species' ecological needs and their migration patterns between protected areas.

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