Iran’s only Asiatic cheetah cub died Tuesday despite days of treatment for kidney failure, local media reported.
Pirouz, 10 months old, had been the only survivor of his litter of three endangered Asiatic cheetahs. He was the subject of widespread discussion online. The semiofficial Tasnim News Agency reported Tuesday that days of treatment had failed to save him.
“I apologize on behalf of the team since we failed to save his life,” the agency quoted Omid Moradi, the head of Tehran’s central vet hospital.
Pirouz and his littermates were the first Asiatic cheetahs born in captivity in Iran. They were born in the Touran wildlife refuge in Semnan province under close monitoring by Iran’s environmental agency.
Under the power of Islamic regime, Iran` nature is dramatically destroyed.
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