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World’s largest butterfly amazes in Konya

World’s largest butterfly amazes in Konya

The atlas moth, known as the world’s largest butterfly, which makes its home in the Kelebekler (Butterflies) valley in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, has been amazing visitors who come to marvel at the impressive creature

Comment(s)6/22/2016

Criminal charges possible in killing of gorilla

Criminal charges possible in killing of gorilla

Police may bring criminal charges over a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a 3-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said on May 31

Comment(s)6/1/2016

Red deer skeleton found in Turkey's Van

Red deer skeleton found in Turkey's Van

Excavation work in the eastern province of Van’s Çavuştepe Castle, which was built by Urartian King Sardur II, has unearthed the skeleton of a red deer

Comment(s)6/20/2016

'Most beloved elephant in Japan' dies, aged 69

'Most beloved elephant in Japan' dies, aged 69

Japanese animal lovers were mourning the death of the country's oldest elephant, Hanako, on May 27, who passed away "quietly" aged 69 after triggering protests over her captivity

Comment(s)5/27/2016

Photographers flock to Nallıhan Bird Paradise

Photographers flock to Nallıhan Bird Paradise

Nallıhan Bird Paradise near Ankara hosted amateur and professional photographers as well as nature enthusiasts in search of wild beauties during a two-day photo safari event

Comment(s)6/10/2016

Darıca Zoo celebrates new arrival

Darıca Zoo celebrates new arrival

The Darıca Faruk Yalçın Zoo in the northwestern province of Kocaeli has welcomed a new guest from Italy, a striped female hyena

Comment(s)5/26/2016

Racehorses are being slaughtered to become sausages, Turkish jockey says

Racehorses are being slaughtered to become sausages, Turkish jockey says

A Turkish jockey has claimed that his racehorses were slaughtered to become sausages in the western province of İzmir on June 9, demanding that the Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ministry act on the case

Comment(s)6/9/2016

Rare goat spotted in eastern Turkey

Rare goat spotted in eastern Turkey

A rare breed of mountain goat was spotted in the highlands of the Pülümür district of Turkey’s eastern province of Tunceli on May 26

Comment(s)5/26/2016

Şanlıurfa welcomes baby gazelles

Şanlıurfa welcomes baby gazelles

The southern province of Şanlıurfa has welcomed a number of newborn gazelles, which are on the brink of extinction and under protection by Turkey’s Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Comment(s)6/9/2016

Rare eagle from Finland shot in Turkey

Rare eagle from Finland shot in Turkey

A rare fish eagle, which had been recorded in Finland, has been found shot in the southern Turkish province of Burdur’s Bucak district

Comment(s)5/19/2016

Illegal poaching, logging and mining ‘worth up to $258 billion’

Illegal poaching, logging and mining ‘worth up to $258 billion’

Illegal logging, mining, poaching and other environmentally destructive trade earned criminal gangs up to $258 billion last year, the United Nations said in a report published on June 4.

Comment(s)6/4/2016

Caretta carettas lay eggs in Antalya's Kemer

Caretta carettas lay eggs in Antalya's Kemer

Eggs from caretta carettas, or loggerhead turtles, that were laid on the Ayışığı Park Beach in the southern province of Antalya’s Kemer district on May 17 have been carried to a safer place away from the sea

Comment(s)5/18/2016

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