BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Asiatic cheetahs caught on camera:
This remarkable image of Asiatic cheetahs was captured by automatic equipment in an isolated region of Iran's Dar-e Anjir Wildlife Refuge.There's also a small population in India (or was), and that population is discussed in Tears of the Cheetah. It's amazing what technology can do.
The picture shows mum and her four youngsters resting in the shade of a tree.
It is quite a catch as the big cat is now extremely rare.
Once ranging from the Red Sea to India, the Asiatic cheetah today numbers fewer than 60 animals on the entire Asian continent, mostly on Iran's arid central plateau.