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A Flattened, Bloody Raccoon on a Highway Isn’t Just a Bummer. It’s a Dire Warning.

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2024
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Last March, a female Asiatic cheetah, dubbed Majrad by scientists, was killed by a car in Iran’s Semnan province. This wasn’t unusual in itself: One 2017 study noted that cars pose “the most serious threat” to the subspecies of endangered cats, fewer than 50 of whom survive in the wild. Yet Majrad’s death was especially devastating, conservationist Raza Kazmi reported: When researchers performed a necropsy, they found she’d been pregnant with triplets. Majrad could have been the Asiatic cheetah’s salvation; instead, her demise may signal its doom. Majrad’s fate was...

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