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Where did Cheetah go!

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Most people in Pakistan don’t even know there are Cheetahs in Pakistan. This Magnificent creature deserves more attention from us. The animal I’m talking about is called Asiatic Cheetah,  also known as Iranian Cheetah as the last few are found mostly in Iran and its scientific name is Acinonyx Jubatus Venaticus. Few years ago I read an article about Asiatic Cheetah in Pakistan. It was said there that these animals are no longer found in Pakistan and they were last sighted in 1978 near the Iranian border (according to the survey made in 2001). But  recently there are some more sightings and also some foot tracks have been found in “Kharan district” of Baluchistan near Iranian border.

220px-Cheetahs_nawab_oudh1844Why are they so rare in Pakistan, you might ask. Well, the answer is simple due to our madness, if I say it bluntly. As a Pakistani, I’m really ashamed to say that we are poor in this aspect; we don’t give a damn about the living treasure Allah has gifted us. People hunt them just for joy as those people surely aren’t going to eat them. People also hunt them merely to sell their skin in international markets. That’s the reason there are just a few left. Looking in the past, I really hate the so called  royalties in the sub-continent especially the last of the moguls, along with throwing our land into doom, they captured these defenseless creature and kept them in captivity in large number, to hunt wild antelopes with. Those people also hunt these animals just for joy. Along with Cheetah, common leopard and snow leopard are also in danger of total annihilation by the most cruel and fearsome animal of all, the humans.

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Lastly I would like to say we should give a thought about the defenseless creatures and try to protect them because if we Pakistani wouldn’t help them who will. We should tell others about this and do whatever we can to help these animals. As this the treasure once lost will never be recovered. It is a pleasure to tell you that Indian government has planned to bring and breed 18 cheetah in three different locations, from Iran or African Cheetah from South Africa if Iran doesn’t agrees since both have same genetic structure, with a budget of $ 400,000. And I hope that Pakistan government will also start such projects to increase Cheetah population.

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  1. Aslam Yar Khatak
    December 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Nice! I’ll follow this blog.

    • December 16, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Well! thanks so much. It’s very encouraging to know that there are so many people interested in the wildlife. I hope more and more people will join in. I started this blog to make people more aware of the wildlife of Pakistan, so that together we could do some thing to save our living national treasure.

  2. Irfan Ul Haq
    December 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Hmm very gud article. I hope Pakistan government does something to save Cheetah from extinction.

    • December 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Yeah! I hope so. That’s the basic motive behind this post.

    • shishir chandra
      March 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      very nice to see cheetah in pakistan. Hope India will get soon which was eliminted when india got freedom. Indian jungles are missing cheetah.

  1. December 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

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