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Photos: Death of an Iranian Leopard

Photos by Marzieh Mousavi, Islamic Republic News Agency

A leopard that had suffered spinal cord injury due to shooting by hunters was put to sleep using euthanasia procedure and anesthetic injection. This heart-breaking incident happened in the Tonekabon region in northern Iran.


According to a December 2013 report by Iran's Department of the Environment, 46 leopards have been killed in the past six years in Iran and "the leopard and its habitat are at risk of extinction."

































 

Related Article:

Leopards pushed closer to extinction in Iran

- Iran's Department of the Environment reports that 46 leopards were killed in the past six years in Iran. IRNA reports that the deputy head of Wildlife Protection said: "The leopard and its habitat are at risk of extinction." - 12/22/13

Photos: Rescue of an Iranian Leopard

- A leopard that had been trapped in the crevices of the rocks by the river of Sezar in Sepiddasht region of the city of Khorramabad in western Iran was rescued by the environmental protection officials in an operation that lasted several hours. The injured leopard was treated and cared for before being released back to the wild. - 12/30/13

 

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