The cute little purring fur-ball curled up in your lap is only one kind of cat found on planet Earth. Your pet cat has relatives - from small and adorable to huge and scary - all over the world. Some of them, like the 26 shown here, are facing extinction in the wild. Should that happen, it will be a sad day for us all.
With only about 70 - 110 Asiatic Cheetahs remaining in the wild, the need to maintain their habitat, stop poaching, and reverse the over-hunting of its prey become paramount. The remaining Asiatic Cheetahs occupy the central plateau of Iran.