Turkey’s last dancing bear dies in animal shelter

Turkey's last dancing bear died in an animal shelter in the country's northwestern province, marking the end of a cruel tradition that was made illegal years ago.

Brütüs, a 37-year-old grizzly who was the last surviving member of the 64 dancing bears brought to a shelter in Bursa's Karacabey district decades ago, died of multiple organ failure due to old age.

Friendship between way-worn stork and fisherman celebrates its 10th anniversary

The story of a unique friendship between a fisherman and a stork is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

For the past 10 years, Adem Yılmaz, 68, meets up with a white stork in a village called Eskikaraağaç in Turkey's northwestern province of Bursa's Karacabey district.