The preparation process of “Firooz” and “Iran” at the Touran Cheetah Breeding Center has been successful. These two Asiatic Cheetahs have recently mated.
According to the released video, the two cheetahs first mated at 7:00 AM on Saturday, January 24th. During the following days, they mated a total of seventeen times.
This is a big step forward for Iranian cheetahs conservation. However, we hope that the Department of Environment of Iran properly plans the future. As the next step, “rewilding” is essential in transforming a captive population into a support population of wild cheetahs.
We are grateful to the people involved in this project and wish them continued success.
Cubs will be born in late April if mating succeeds.