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Wounded bustard found in Tunceli

Wounded bustard found in Tunceli

A bustard, the world’s heaviest bird species that can fly, which is rarely seen in Turkey, has been found wounded in the eastern province of Tunceli. The bird had a broken leg and was taken into treatment at the Elazığ Veterinary Faculty.

Comment(s)11/22/2016

Animal activists buy kittens seized at Bulgarian border in auction

Animal activists buy kittens seized at Bulgarian border in auction

A Turkish animal rights foundation has rescued six kittens that were illegally smuggled into Turkey from Bulgaria after buying them at an auction in the border province of Edirne

Comment(s)10/20/2016

No buyers found for kittens, puppies stuck in customs in Turkey's Edirne

No buyers found for kittens, puppies stuck in customs in Turkey's Edirne

No buyers have been found in a second tender for 15 kittens and six puppies that are currently being housed at the Kapıkule and Hamzabeyli customs offices after they were seized while being smuggled into Turkey

Comment(s)11/17/2016

For the love of dogs

For the love of dogs

A few years ago, I was walking around Netsel Marina in Marmaris, where the Marmaris Animal Friends Association was having a fundraising event for animals.

Comment(s)10/20/2016

Stolen ‘Tombili’ cat sculpture returned in Istanbul

Stolen ‘Tombili’ cat sculpture returned in Istanbul

The small sculpture erected in memory of Istanbul’s iconic cat “Tombili,” which was stolen on Nov. 8, has been returned to its original spot after a social media outcry

Comment(s)11/10/2016

World’s oldest giant panda in captivity dies

World’s oldest giant panda in captivity dies

Giant panda Jia Jia is seen eating her birthday cake made from ice and vegetables as she celebrates her 37-year-old birthday last year in Hong Kong.

Comment(s)10/18/2016

Sculpture of iconic Istanbul cat ‘Tombili’ stolen

Sculpture of iconic Istanbul cat ‘Tombili’ stolen

A sculpture created in memory of “Tombili,” a portly cat who became a social media phenomenon after being photographed posing on a sidewalk in Istanbul’s Ziverbey neighborhood, has been stolen from the sidewalk

Comment(s)11/8/2016

Massive crocodile rescued in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan wildlife officials rescued a massive crocodile on Monday after it got stuck in a canal in the southern city of Matara while looking for food, according to local media.

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Tunnel pups taken under protection in Turkey's Kocaeli

Tunnel pups taken under protection in Turkey's Kocaeli

A stray dog that gave birth to seven pups inside an electricity tunnel in the northwestern Turkish province of Kocaeli, which was found last week by a shop owner just before the tunnel was closed for the construction of a tram, has been taken under the protection of the local municipality

Comment(s)11/7/2016

Pet paintings support Turkey’s stray animals in new HAYTAP project

Pet paintings support Turkey’s stray animals in new HAYTAP project

Animal lovers can provide support for Turkey’s stray animals by commissioning portraits of their own pets, as part of a new project by the Animal Rights Federation (HAYTAP).

Comment(s)10/11/2016

31-year-old gorilla dies at Columbus Zoo

A 31-year-old western lowland gorilla has died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Comment(s)11/11/2016

Rare bird found shot in Turkey’s south

Rare bird found shot in Turkey’s south

A rare species of bird was found shot on Oct. 7 on the roadside in the southern province of Osmaniye, Doğan News Agency has reported

Comment(s)10/7/2016

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