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The world’s fastest animal is in a race for survival in Iran

"Marita galvanized interest in the fate of the species. The date of her death, Aug. 30, was designated National Cheetah Day. Iran issued commemorative stamps and the national football team has worn patches featuring the animal in international matches." Two Asiatic cheetahs are depicted in this painting by Iranian artist Hossain Irandoust Moghaddam.

Read more in the LA Times

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