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Turkey’s second guide dog Combis starts training in parliament

Turkey’s second guide dog Combis starts training in parliament

Feeling confident with the help of my guide dog Kara, she and I went to Istanbul’s biggest airport alone to catch our flight to Dublin where we would attend the 16th International Mobility Conference (IMC).

Comment(s)7/18/2017

Baby flamingos start walking in Tuz Lake

Baby flamingos start walking in Tuz Lake

Flamingo chicks that hatched in the Tuz Lake (Salt Lake) in central Turkey have started walking, creating a visual feast for photographers. Around 10,000 flamingo couples incubate there every year, making Tuz Lake one of their most important breeding grounds

Comment(s)6/30/2017

Turkey’s only ‘stork festival’ ends

Turkey’s only ‘stork festival’ ends

Turkey’s only stork festival, organized for the 13th time, ended on July 9 after providing entertainment and education to many visitors and guests.

Comment(s)7/10/2017

Turkish ministry releases millions of bugs into forests to prevent harmful insects

Turkish ministry releases millions of bugs into forests to prevent harmful insects

The Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry has released millions of bugs into forests in a bid to prevent other harmful insects from damaging trees.

Comment(s)6/30/2017

World’s ‘oldest’ hippo dies at Philippine zoo

World’s ‘oldest’ hippo dies at Philippine zoo

Bertha, believed to be the world’s oldest hippopotamus, has died aged 65, the Manila zoo said on July 10, having beaten the typical lifespan for the mostly herbivorous mammals by decades

Comment(s)7/10/2017

Owlet found in village in east Turkey

Owlet found in village in east Turkey

An owlet found by villagers in the eastern province of Iğdır’s Aralık district has been taken under protection by officials from the Forestry Ministry. The baby bird, which has no health problems, will be set free in two weeks, officials say

Comment(s)6/29/2017

Ağlı municipality cares for stork chicks

Ağlı municipality cares for stork chicks

The Ağlı municipality in Kastamonu is taking care of four stork chicks, whose mother has died from an electric shock. The officials feed the storks with meat, bread and water and check on their health every three days

Comment(s)7/7/2017

Caretta caretta eggs under police protection in Antalya

Caretta caretta eggs under police protection in Antalya

Police officers have fenced off eggs left by caretta carettas in the southern province of Antalya’s famous Konyaaltı Beach, taking them under protection. They also placed a signboard around the fences, warning holidaygoers in the area about the eggs.

Comment(s)6/26/2017

Party for stray animals in Istanbul

Party for stray animals in Istanbul

A party will be organized on July 5 for the benefit of stray animals at Biber Restaurant in Istanbul’s Ataşehir district.

Comment(s)7/3/2017

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

Dog steals hearts at classical concert in Turkey's İzmir

Dog steals hearts at classical concert in Turkey's İzmir

It’s that moment fans of classical music live for, an international orchestra playing a great masterpiece at full pelt

Comment(s)7/1/2017

Baby giraffe receives 2nd plasma transfusion

Maryland Zoo officials say a struggling baby giraffe has had a second plasma transfusion and is continuing to receive around-the-clock intensive care.

Comment(s)7/10/2017

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