updated 02:08 PM EST, Thu April 24, 2014

"When most Westerners think of Iran they think of international politics, religious revolution, and Islamic culture. They don’t think of leopards."

Iran’s mountainous north is home to the greatest concentration of Persian leopards left on earth. But even here, the big cats face some major threats.

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