With the arrival of spring, the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Zoo and Wildlife Park has welcomed 150 new babies of different species. Among them are zebra, mountain goat, and lemur.
One of the largest zoos in Turkey with vast natural habitats and a growing population, the Antalya Zoo is home to 1,580 animals of 140 species.
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has brought electric vehicles to be used on the Princes' Islands (Adalar), off Istanbul's coast, after a ban on horse-drawn carriages as a result of the killing of dozens of horses due to an outbreak of glanders and years-long animal rights activism against what advocates called the ill-treatment of horses.
The Cluj University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine (USAMV) has started a farrier training course, under a project intended to produce experts capable to further teach this profession in Romania.
Greece's Ministry of Agriculture has introduced new rules to protect the donkeys of Santorini, including a riding ban on tourists who weigh more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds), following a campaign by animal rights groups saying that burdening the donkeys with excessive loads is tantamount to torture.
A Turkish court has ruled to seize more than a dozen English Thoroughbreds owned by a Turkish man as a measure in an ongoing divorce case in which he was accused by his Russian wife of calling her as "fat as an elephant."
A zoo in Egypt's capital Cairo has denied painting black stripes on a donkey to make it look like a zebra, following a series of images which appeared online.
Some 222 horses, which have been illegally brought to Istanbul from various cities in Turkey to be used as carriage horses on the Princes' Islands, will be sent back to their original cities.
Dozens of horses were left to die of cold and hunger high in the Osogovo Mountain. A campaign of environmentalists was held on Sunday. A whole herd of animals has been abandoned by their owner at random over the past few months.
The horses were blocked by the snow and there was nothing to eat at all. They are owned by businessman Petar Pishtalov from Kyustendil, NOVA reports.