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Cheetah

The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is the most unique and specialized member of the cat family and can reach speeds of 70 mph. However, the sleek and long-legged cheetah is losing its race for survival. Once a common animal found on five continents, the cheetah is now an endangered species. The main threats to the cheetah are habitat destruction, loss of prey species and direct killing by humans.

Historically cheetahs played a significant role in Iranian culture, trained by emperors in ancient times to hunt gazelles. 

As a result of their work, the CCF has been 

asked by the United Nations Development Programme to assist with guiding conservation planning in Iran for its critically endangered cheetah population. Through the CCF, FOC is funding a conservation management plan to help preserve these last few cats.

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