As globally known city for its severe earthquake in 2003, Bam has been within historical range of the Asiatic cheetah in Iran and presently it is one of suspected sites for the species in southern Iran. Bam’s orphaned students celebrated Cheetah Day on 5 September in a local charity NGO. Attended by more than 65 students ranging from 7 to 15 years, the festival composed of various educational programs on the cheetah. A theatre illustrated Marita’s story with some cheetah dances, all implemented by 25 enthusiastic kids. Finally, they received educational materials donated by the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS).


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