| 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 are indigenous to eastern Turkey. Turkish Vans were first brought to Europe by soldiers returning from the Crusades. The most traditional coloring for a Turkish Van is red and white.
Turkish Van Rescue
Tajikistan Animal Rescue
Tajikistan is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 55,000 square miIes. The population of Tajikistan is about 7.3 million. Most peopIe in Tajikistan speak Tajik or Russian. The capital of Tajikistan is Dushanbe. Threatened species known from Tajikistan include the Markhor, Snow Leopard, and Tiger.