“We wish them health and happiness as the symbol of Iran’s wild nature”
Five years ago a hunter name Kushki captured a baby cheetah, which he gave to the Miandasht Wildlife Refuge. They named it after him. Then two years ago, a baby female cheetah was found, alone, and taken to Turan National Park. Ever since then, everyone’s been thinking about the possibility of their mating, and now that they’re old enough to meet, we became the messengers for this happy occasion.I talked to many people on our way and tried to spread awareness about the fight to keep cheetahs alive. I got some unexpected responses, such as a young shepherd who told me that cheetahs are not like wolves –they may hunt one lamb but will not kill too many of them, and therefore he is determined to leave cheetahs alone.Handing out brochures.It was great to see that many people in the bride’s area already knew about her wedding plans. I saw a little girl go near Delbar’s fence and call to her, ‘Miss Delbar! Miss Bride!’I hope to see their baby cheetahs soon. Myself and many Iranians have taken to social media to talk about their future, and wish them health and happiness as the symbol of Iran’s wild nature.