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Don’t bring ‘lost’ wild animal cubs to authorities if they aren’t injured: Minister

Don’t bring ‘lost’ wild animal cubs to authorities if they aren’t injured: Minister

Citizens should not bring “lost” wild animal cubs to the authorities if they are not injured, as their parents may be nearby, Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu has stated.

Comment(s)6/26/2017

400 wild horses gallop through Turkey’s Cappadocia

400 wild horses gallop through Turkey’s Cappadocia

Around 400 wild horses have been introduced to run freely in nature in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, known globally for its unique landscape of fairy chimneys

Comment(s)6/19/2017

Skin care for Samir the rhino in Kocaeli

Skin care for Samir the rhino in Kocaeli

Samir the rhino, one of the most popular members of Darıca Zoo in Kocaeli, has enjoyed a manicure and skin care session before the start of the Bayram holiday. Health and skin care for Samir is very important for the 2.5-ton rhino, which knows English commands as it came from England, according to zoo officials.

Comment(s)6/21/2017

Dolphins photographed swimming in turquoise-colored Bosphorus waters

Dolphins photographed swimming in turquoise-colored Bosphorus waters

A school of dolphins was photographed on June 18 swimming at Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, which has recently been offering a feast for local eyes after its waters turned turquoise due to phytoplankton.

Comment(s)6/19/2017

DNA shows early spread of cats in human world

DNA shows early spread of cats in human world

Researchers analyzed DNA from ancient cats as old as 9,000 years from Europe, Africa and Asia, finding evidence of two major dispersals from the Middle East

Comment(s)6/21/2017

Bear cub sent to Turkey's Bursa by air

Bear cub sent to Turkey's Bursa by air

A bear cub which was found by locals in the eastern province of Bitlis’ Tatvan district and taken under protection at Van Yüzüncu Yıl University’s (YYU) Animal Protection and Rehabilitation Center has been sent to the Karacabey Ovakorusu Bear Shelter and Rehabilitation Center in the northwestern province of Bursa.

Comment(s)6/16/2017

Team prepares special meals for municipal zoo animals in Eskişehir

Team prepares special meals for municipal zoo animals in Eskişehir

The Metropolitan Municipality Zoo in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir is home to 120 different species of animals, and a team of three people is preparing special food for them twice a day.

Comment(s)6/21/2017

Endangered birds to be tracked with radar system in Turkey

Endangered birds to be tracked with radar system in Turkey

Endangered birds will be tracked with a radar system as part of a new project developed by the Turkish Environment and Urbanization Ministry.

Comment(s)6/14/2017

Fishermen release 30-kilogram fish into sea to protect nature in Turkey’s Antalya

Fishermen release 30-kilogram fish into sea to protect nature in Turkey’s Antalya

Two amateur fishermen released a 30-kilogram fish into the Mediterranean Sea on June 19 in a bid to protect nature, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Comment(s)6/20/2017

Study reveals stork traveled 7,000 kilometers from Turkey’s Samsun

Study reveals stork traveled 7,000 kilometers from Turkey’s Samsun

A study has revealed that storks can travel thousands of kilometers after a survey done in Turkey’s Samsun tracked a stork that traveled as far as 7,000 kilometers from the Black Sea province to Mozambique, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Comment(s)6/7/2017

Donkeys at dawn: A rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah

Donkeys at dawn: A rubbish job in the Algiers Kasbah

A garbage collector leads a donkey in the old part of Algiers, known as the ‘Kasbah,’ as they collect trash.

Comment(s)6/19/2017

Animals kept in poor conditions in pet shops in Turkey amid debate on new pet shop law

Animals kept in poor conditions in pet shops in Turkey amid debate on new pet shop law

Thousands of cats and dogs are still waiting in poor conditions at pet shops, amid ongoing debate over a new draft law banning pet shop owners from displaying them in stores.

Comment(s)6/4/2017

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