Wildlife is very important in a whole world because from it, many requirements of a world are met. As well as, it makes the world more beautiful with its diversity. The animals are significant for the environment, the country’s economy, and for research. They are also a very useful source of food and clothes. Therefore, when we think of traveling to Turkey or thinking of Turkish country, we only think of their beautiful culture, historical cities, and amazing religious architecture. We also think about Turkey’s traditional and delicious food. People don’t think about the amazing wildlife that lives in Turkey.
Sad to say that, a lot of people think that there are no wild animals in Turkey, but it is not true. You will see around 1000 vertebrates and approximately 1900 invertebrates species in the whole of Turkey. Furthermore, you may become surprised to hear that, Turkey has many types of animals, which are around 80,000, while in entire Europe animals are around 60,000. Let’s discuss the top ten famous animals in Turkey.
1. Anatolian Lynx
2. Black Vulture
4. Eurasian Brown Bear
5. Grey Wolf
1) Anatolian Lynx
One of the popular wildlife animals of Turkey is Anatolian Lynx. Its real name, which is well-known, is Eurasian lynx. It is the medium-sized Lynx. This Anatolian Lynx is found in different areas of Turkey, especially in the northern parts of the country. It is mostly in the Taurus Mountains, Kaçkar Mountains, and as well as in their forests. This predator exists in many other countries of Europe and Asia. But now, the number of these Anatolian Lynx is slowly becoming very low in Turkey. Turkey’s government is trying to save the race of these amazing creatures with various laws.
2) Black Vulture
This Turkey’s black vulture has a red neck mostly, and the adult vulture has a white neck. It is one of Turkey’s hunter-birds, which is mostly found in Soguksu National Park and in Mount Turkmen. It is also well-known as one of the biggest birds in the wildlife of Turkey. This bird mostly eats dead animals. But, they don’t attack humans.
This small, beautiful Chevrotain is well-known as a mouse deer. It is one of the tiniest mammals around the world that looks like a small deer. This Chevrotain is found in Turkey, and also in other countries. You can see them mostly roaming around alone or with their family. They never live as a large group. Hunting the Chevrotain is basically illegal in Turkey.
4) Brown Bear
These great Brown Bears of Turkey, are mostly found in the eastern province of Kars, in Sarıkamış district, and in Uludag National Park. It is also called the Eurasian bear because it is found in many parts of Asia and Europe. This beautiful brown bear is one of the most dangerous wild animals in Turkey because they are meat-eaters. These brown bears also dig caves, using their long claws.
5) Grey Wolf
These gray and white wolves are so pretty. It is also the national animal of Turkey, and one of the most dangerous wild animals. They can easily be seen all over Turkey. But because of hunting, the population of the gray wolf is decreasing day by day. According to the researchers, there are only close to 7000 gray wolves left in Turkey.