Introducing FashWand Wildlife Jewels "Turquoise The Persian Cheetah"!
Meet "Turquoise The Persian Cheetah"!
Thrilled to present our new "Turquoise The Persian Cheetah" painting on this World Wildlife Day 2018 celebrating big cats: predators under threat.
Based on the latest report in December 2017, fewer than 50 of these elegant creatures are known to be remaining in the wild in Iran’s central plateau.
About This Painting: The majestic “Turquoise The Persian Cheetah” is painted on canvas in a proud and powerful pose, and is decorated with a crown and jewels inspired by ancient Persian motifs.
Behind The Scenes: Why I chose to paint the Persian Cheetah as the first Wildlife Jewels painting of 2018
I was inspired by a dream I had of seeing several cheetahs in a mountain sitting in a regal pose. When I saw them from a distance, they looked real; when I went next to them to touch them, they were stone statues. Shortly after this dream I researched these creatures and came across the Asiatic, or Persian Cheetah.
What is causing the fastest mammal that has ever lived to become extinct?
Cars, poachers and local herders are currently the biggest threats facing the subspecies, according to conservationists.
"Between 2001 and 2012, at least 33 cats were killed by people and their vehicles. Poachers and livestock herders (and their large, aggressive herd dogs) killed the most cheetahs, followed by collisions on roads."