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Dolphin-hunting Japanese town may start farming them on the side

Dolphin-hunting Japanese town may start farming them on the side

A Japanese town notorious for killing dolphins may set up a dolphin breeding farm after zoos and aquariums decided to stop buying their animals caught in the wild, but it has no plans to halt the controversial hunt, its mayor said on May 21.

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Gigantic ancient arthropod was really 'a very peaceful guy'

Gigantic ancient arthropod was really 'a very peaceful guy'

Scientists announced the discovery in southeastern Morocco of beautifully preserved fossils of a huge arthropod - the group that includes crabs, scorpions, insects, spiders, centipedes and more - that lived 480 million years ago.

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Animal rights group discusses demands with Istanbul municipality

Animal rights group discusses demands with Istanbul municipality

A group of animal activists met for the first time with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality representatives to present their demands about stray animals and newly constructed animal shelters

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Blue whales 'switch on' Antarctic song

Blue whales 'switch on' Antarctic song

A team of Australian and New Zealand researchers has tracked scores of blue whales off Antarctica, eavesdropping as the world's largest animals began their rumbling song, which can be detected 750 kilometres (465 miles) away

Comment(s) 3/11/2015

Turkish Akbaş dogs’ popularity on the rise

Turkish Akbaş dogs’ popularity on the rise

The popularity of the Turkish native shepherd dog breed called “Akbaş” has increased, said president of the Akbaş Shepherd Dog Conservation and Research Association (AKAD) Erhan Ulutürk, adding that the waiting list for buying an Akbaş was at least five months.

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Hundreds of starving koalas legally killed in Australia

Hundreds of starving koalas legally killed in Australia

Close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern Australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, an official said on March 4, sparking claims of mismanagement

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Turkey’s first sloths

Turkey’s first sloths

For the first time in Turkey, sloths, one of the world’s slowest mammals, which are usually found in the tree tops of tropical forests, can now be seen in specially designed shelters at Istanbul’s Darıca Faruk Yalçın Zoo.

Comment(s) 3/30/2015

Wild panda population up nearly 17 percent

Wild panda population up nearly 17 percent

China’s population of wild giant pandas jumped nearly 17 percent over a decade, state media reported, citing an official survey, with conservation measures credited as being behind the increase

Comment(s) 3/2/2015

Flamingos surprisingly settle in Ayvalık

Flamingos surprisingly settle in Ayvalık

Flamingos, which generally take shelter in Lake Tuz and İzmir’s Çamaltı salt marsh in Turkey, have been coming to the popular Turkish tourism resort town of Ayvalık in the western province of Muğla since the beginning of spring.

Comment(s) 3/22/2015

Rare goose species  seen again after gap

Rare goose species seen again after gap

The lesser white-fronted goose (Anser Erythropus), which was seen for the last time in Turkey in 1997, has been photographed in the Kızılırmak delta, located within the borders of the Bafra, 19 Mayıs and Alaçam districts in the northern province of Samsun

Comment(s) 2/16/2015

Turkish man pardons amputee chicken, treats it with prosthetic leg

Turkish man pardons amputee chicken, treats it with prosthetic leg

'Many people told me: ‘It’s just a chicken, what are you going to do with it? It’s only worth 20 Turkish Liras; why don’t you eat it?'

Comment(s) 3/13/2015

New Turkish anti-fur campaign: Take off your fur, wear your conscience!

New Turkish anti-fur campaign: Take off your fur, wear your conscience!

Famous faces appear in a new anti-fur campaign film produced by an animal rights organization and the Production Team of Turkey

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