“Past winter was busy for the ICS theater team which was actively running an outreach program to raise awareness about Persian leopard and Asiatic cheetah in the capital. Every weekend, the ICS theater team implemented two different theaters, one targeting the cheetah and the other talking about the leopards for the zoo visitors. Besides educational programs in Tehran, the ICS has various community-based programs to conserve the Asiatic cheetahs and the Persian leopards across their range in Iran.
After rebuilding to enhance animal welfare, the Tehran zoo which is the main menagerie in the country is now an educational place for the capital citizens to learn more about the country’s vanishing wildlife. Presently, a variety of Iranian cats are kept in the zoo, including the Persian leopard which its front is the theater scene for the ICS group. The ICS theater team is grateful to the Tehran Zoo authorities as well as Saman Golriz (Iran TV master chef) for their cooperation and support during the winter program.