| The Turkish Van is well adapted to temperature extremes, with a very long, thick coat and mane during winter that sheds leaving only a short coat in the summer. Turkish Vans were first brought to Europe by soldiers returning from the Crusades.
Turkish Van Rescue
Afghanistan Animal Rescue
Afghanistan is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 250,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Afghanistan speak Dari Persian or Pashtu. The capital of Afghanistan is Kabul. Threatened species known from Afghanistan include the Markhor, Snow Leopard, Tiger, and Zarudny's Jird.