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Gaziantep Zoo welcomes new babies

Gaziantep Zoo welcomes new babies

The Gaziantep Zoo, Turkey’s biggest and Europe’s second biggest, has been welcoming new guests. Home to some 7,000 animals of 350 species, zoo staff have recently been excited about new-born babies.

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Selling of cats, dogs at pet shops to be banned across Turkey: Ministry

Selling of cats, dogs at pet shops to be banned across Turkey: Ministry

The selling of cats and dogs from pet shops will be banned across Turkey, according to a new regulation from the Forestry and Waters Affairs Ministry

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39 pitbulls undergo rehab after being seized in operations in Turkey’s Manisa

39 pitbulls undergo rehab after being seized in operations in Turkey’s Manisa

A total of 39 pitbulls which were used in criminal activity by their owners have been put into a rehabilitation program in the Aegean province of Manisa, Doğan News Agency reported May 30

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Wounded caretta caretta recovers after second surgery in Turkey’s Istanbul

Wounded caretta caretta recovers after second surgery in Turkey’s Istanbul

A caretta caretta found heavily wounded in the Marmara province of Çanakkale last year has recovered after undergoing a second surgery and is waiting to be set free to the sea again, Doğan News Agency reported on May 17

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Bears tortured to dance rescued, taken under protection in Turkey’s Bursa

Bears tortured to dance rescued, taken under protection in Turkey’s Bursa

At least 70 bears which were tortured in the service of a dancing tradition have been taken under protection in a bear shelter with the help of the Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry in the Marmara province of Bursa

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Horse struggles to live in Istanbul

Horse struggles to live in Istanbul

A pack horse which was injured a few days ago in a traffic accident in Istanbul’s Ümraniye neighborhood is continuing its struggle to survive as it receives treatment at Istanbul University’s Veterinary Faculty.

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New-born zebra becomes mascot of zoo in Turkey’s İzmir

New-born zebra becomes mascot of zoo in Turkey’s İzmir

A new-born zebra has become the mascot of a zoo in the Aegean province of İzmir, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 24.

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Swift found on land in central Turkish province

Swift found on land in central Turkish province

Locals in the Turkish province of Sivas have found a rare and unique swift, arousing curiosity in the Central Anatolian province where the swift is seen as a mystical creature

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Camel culture to live on in book

Camel culture to live on in book

Anatolia’s camel culture dates back to the 300s B.C., but has died out with modern times. The Antalya Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate is now producing a book to document this heritage

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Baby red squirrel released back into nature after treatment

Baby red squirrel released back into nature after treatment

A baby red squirrel, which was found and delivered to officials by children four days ago in the northeastern province of Kars, was released back into nature after receiving treatment on May 12, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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Pelican released into lake

Pelican released into lake

A pelican whose treatment was recently finished at a rehabilitation center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa has been taken to a lake 500 kilometers away and released to its habitat

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Abandoned wolf pups found in forested area in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Abandoned wolf pups found in forested area in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

A total of six wolf pups were found in a forested area in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on May 8, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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