Wounded caracal found in Erzincan could not be saved
KARS - Anadolu Agency
The wounded caracal, found in Erzincan, failed to survive before surgery.A wounded caracal, one of Turkey’s most endangered animals, which was found by a citizen in the eastern Anatolian province of Erzincan, died as a result of its injuries before it could undergo leg surgery in Kars.
The caracal, which was believed to have been shot by hunters in its legs, received the first treatment at the Erzincan Municipality Animal Shelter. Examinations showed that the caracal’s right fore and hind legs were broken because of the shots.
The young caracal was then sent to the Kafkas University Veterinary Faculty. The aim was to insert platinum into its legs with an operation. But the officials said that the wounded caracal died on the way and they made the x-ray examination of the animal and then performed an autopsy.