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Van cats poised to escape extinction at university

Van cats poised to escape extinction at university

The famous cats of the eastern province of Van appear set to escape extinction thanks to the efforts of the Van Cat Research and Application Center, which was formed under the auspices of Van Yüzüncü Yıl University in the 1990s.

Comment(s) 12/16/2014

Indian summer preventing bears from hibernating

Indian summer preventing bears from hibernating

The center releases animals back into their natural living spaces after treating them. It is the only such center in Turkey for wild animals that have been illegally brought to Turkey or discovered in need.

Comment(s) 11/13/2014

'Catastrophic' Bangladesh oil spill threatens rare dolphins

'Catastrophic' Bangladesh oil spill threatens rare dolphins

An oil spill from a crashed tanker in Bangladesh is threatening endangered dolphins in the vast Sundarbans delta, officials warned Dec. 11, calling it an ecological "catastrophe".

Comment(s) 12/11/2014

Stray puppy in Bursa saved after ears cut off

Stray puppy in Bursa saved after ears cut off

The young dog was bleeding and had its ears cut when veterinary teams found her

Comment(s) 11/12/2014

Turkish orthopedics company helps disabled animals

Turkish orthopedics company helps disabled animals

More than 700 animals that were left disabled by accidents are now able to walk, and even run, thanks to a company in Eskişehir

Comment(s) 12/9/2014

Migratory birds, fish and mammals get new UN protection

Migratory birds, fish and mammals get new UN protection

Polar bears, whales, sharks and gazelles were among 31 new species granted new protection status by the UN conservation body, following six days of 'intense' talks by leading conservationists.

Comment(s) 11/10/2014

US naturalist battles with snake for TV, but not eaten alive as promised

US naturalist battles with snake for TV, but not eaten alive as promised

When naturalist Paul Rosolie wanted to focus attention on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, he decided he needed a stunt guaranteed to get people looking.

Comment(s) 12/8/2014

Budapest’s black cats get Halloween protection

Budapest’s black cats get Halloween protection

For a Hungarian animal shelter, Halloween is less about pumpkins, witches and ghosts, but keeping black cats out of the hands of Satanists.

Comment(s) 10/31/2014

Darıca Zoo residents organized for winter

Darıca Zoo residents organized for winter

Tropical climate animals, living in the Darıca Faruk Yalçın Zoo and Botanic Park in the northwestern province of Kocaeli, have been taken to shelters with heaters as the weather has become cold.

Comment(s) 11/30/2014

House of slaughtered dogs revive animal cruelty debate in Turkey

House of slaughtered dogs revive animal cruelty debate in Turkey

Several animal cadavers have been found in an Istanbul home - Warning: Images may disturb some readers

Comment(s) 10/14/2014

Abandoned baboon named ‘Little Prince’

Abandoned baboon named ‘Little Prince’

A baboon that was abandoned by her mother after birth a few days ago at the Gaziantep Zoo in the southern Turkish province of Gaziantep, has been named “Küçük Prens” (Little Prince).

Comment(s) 11/24/2014

Loukanikos, Greece's 'protest dog,' dies of heart attack

Loukanikos, Greece's 'protest dog,' dies of heart attack

Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti-austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack

Comment(s) 10/10/2014

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