asiatic lion

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  • Is there protective objective or just benefit behind keeping wildlife species in zoos? 2019-05-15 20:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Animals in captivity: Is there such a thing as a good zoo?

    TEHRAN – The recent activities of Tehran Zoological Garden have sparked a heated debate between advocates of animal rights and zoo directors, on whether or not zoos endanger wildlife species for their own interests or they have educational and protective objectives.

  • Asiatic lion in Eram Zoo 2019-05-10 21:59

    No plans for reintroduction of Asiatic lion: DOE official

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has no specific plans for reintroduction of Asiatic lion into the wild for the time being, Majid Kharrazian-Moqaddam, director of the wildlife conservation and management at the DOE, has said.

  • Asiatic lion to return to Iran after 80 years 2019-05-10 19:03

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    Return to motherland: Asiatic lion to return to Iran after 80 years

    Eram Zoo in Tehran is now home to the Asiatic Lion, which has been extinct in the country for almost 80 years. The last remaining Asiatic lion was sighted about 80 years ago in Iran. Before and after the Islamic Revolution (1979) Iran made attempts to bring back Asiatic lion to Iran, but Indians did not cooperate.

  • Will recently returned Persian lion survive threats once pushed it toward extinction? 2019-05-05 08:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will recently returned Persian lion survive threats once pushed it toward extinction?

    TEHRAN – Long-lost Persian lion is back to the country to conserve the rare species by reproduction, the species which once gone extinct due to excessive hunting and habitat loss, so the question arises, will the endangered species survive the threats which once pushed it through eradication?

  • Return to motherland: Asiatic lion to return to Iran after 80 years 2019-04-30 20:56

    Return to motherland: Asiatic lion to return to Iran after 80 years

    TEHRAN — Tehran Zoological Garden, also known as Eram Zoo, will be home to Asiatic lion, which was extinct in the country for almost 80 years, a veterinarian at Eram Zoo has said.