Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Updates: Iranian Cheetah Society

Well that didn't take long!
In January, ICS camera traps recorded the remarkable scene of a Grey Wolf with its kill in Khojir National Park, eastern Tehran.

The animal had passed in front of the motion-detector infrared camera and then returned with its kill which was later identified as a small carnivore, probably a jackal.

The wolf was photographed as part of continuing field research under the Khojir Carnivore Research program, launched in early 2005.

Led by Morteza Eslami, the only member of the IUCN/SSC Hyena Specialist Group in Iran, the project aims to study populations and interactions of three large-sized carnivores - striped hyena, wolf and leopard - within a human-pressured habitat.

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