Iran wildlife

Wildlife of Iran includes bears, leopards, hyenas, ibex, wild boars, gazelles, and mouflons, which live in the wooded mountains. Rabbits and Jackals are common in the country’s interior. Wild asses live in the Kavirs. Partridges live in most parts of the country, and pheasants and cheetahs are found in the Caspian region. Aquatic birds, including ducks, seagulls, and geese live on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, while buzzards nest in the desert. Hedgehogs, deer, foxes and 22 species of rodents live in semi-desert, high-elevation regions. Asiatic black bears, tigers, and palm squirrels are found in Baluchistan. Tigers also inhabited the forests of the Caspian region in the past but are now assumed to be extinct.

Iranian Cheetah

The Asiatic Cheetah (the Iranian Cheetah) are known to survive mostly in Iran. DNA comparisons show that these Asiatic cheetahs…

Persian Fallow Deer

Persian Fallow Deer The Persian Fallow Deer (Dama dama mesopotamica) is a rare ruminant mammal belonging to the family…

Pleske's Ground Jay

The Pleske’s Ground Jay or Persian Ground Jay (Podoces pleskei) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family. It is endemic to Iran…

Neurergus Kaiseri

Everyone knows the tiger, the panda, the blue whale, but what about the other five to thirty million species estimated to inhabit our…