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Wildlife Journeys to Turkey

Discover Turkey, home of wildlife experiences


Experience Turkey's Wildlife

Anatolia is the original homeland of several animal species. For instance wild Yilki horses, Anatolian wild sheep, red deer, pheasants, Mediterranean monk seals, Caretta Caretta turtles, Northern bald ibis birds, Anatolia leopards. They have so special place in the heart of Turkish people. Discover the rich bird life and all the special animals you can see in our country, and journey to the heart of Turkey's wildlife.

Caretta Caretta Sea Turtles in Turkey

Caretta Caretta Turtles

Sea Turtle

Turkey's Sea Turtles

Turkey is one of the most popular nesting sites for Caretta Carettas along the Mediterranean. Because of this, Caretta Caretta Turtles have so special place in the heart of Turkish people.

Caretta Caretta Sea Turtles
Wild Yilki Horses in Turkey

Wild Yilki Horses

Wild Horse

Yilki Horses

In Kayseri, the wild Yilki horses living in the foothills of Mount Erciyes are favourite of photography enthusiasts.

Wild Yilki Horses
Northern Bald Ibis (Kelaynak) in Turkey

Northern Bald Ibis

Bird Wetland

Kelaynak Birds

Northern Bald Ibis is known as Kelaynak in Turkey and these species are almost being extinct in the world. The colony of the Northern Bald Ibis lives only in Birecik district of Sanliurfa province, on the Euphrates in southeastern Turkey.

Northern Bald Ibis
Mediterranean Monk Seals in Turkey

Mediterranean Monk Seals

Monk Seal

Mediterranean Monk Seals

Turkey is considered a natural haven and home to Mediterranean Monk Seals which are in danger of extinction. Mediterranean Monk Seals are total about 350-400 in the world, just about 50 of these monk seals live only on the coastline of Turkey.

Mediterranean Monk Seals
Anatolian Wild Sheep in Turkey

Anatolian Wild Sheep

Goat Sheep

Anatolian Wild Goat

Anatolian wild sheep is one of the five wild sheep species in the world and lives in the Konya and Ankara cities in Turkey. This sheep species is under protection by the Anatolian Wild Sheep Conservation and Production Center.

Anatolian Wild Sheep
Wild Beauty of Dilek National Park

Wild Beauty of Dilek National Park