Scientific Name: Panthera pardus saxicolor (Panthera pardus ciscaucasica) IUCN Red List status: Endangered . Iranian Cheetah Society - Established in 2001, the ICS spearheads the conservation of all wild cats in Iran. They also prey on smaller wildlife such as Crested porcupine and Cape hare, and occasionally attack livestock and herd dogs. Persian Leopards are also known as Caucasian Leopards. The Persian leopard, also known as the Caucasian leopard is a leopard population in the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Established in 1964, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. NGOs and Websites devoted to the Persian Leopard: Plan for the Land Society. Persian Leopard Newsletter - Published by the Iranian Cheetah Society in recognition of the Iranian "Year of the Leopard" They are endangered; Their principal prey are large mammals such as deer and wild pigs. Description. The Caucasian Leopard, also called the Persian Leopard, is one of the biggest of the eight recognised sub species of leopard. The Persian leopard was previously considered a distinct subspecies, Panthera pardus saxicolor or Panthera pardus ciscaucasica, but is now assigned to the subspecies Panthera pardus tulliana, which also includes the Anatolian leopard in Turkey. The leopard (Panthera pardus) has a beautiful rosette patterned coat and is the most widespread of all the big cats.The leopard occurs across both Africa and Asia, however in just a few decades has lost more than 30% of its range. Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor).jpg 640 × 428; 101 KB Persian leopard 1.jpg 5,768 × 3,850; 9.95 MB Persian leopard present range.png 775 × 453; 22 KB
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