| 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.
Turkish Van Rescue
Uzbekistan Animal Rescue
Uzbekistan is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 172,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in Uzbekistan speak Uzbek. The population of Uzbekistan is about 27 million. Threatened species known from Uzbekistan include the Markhor, Snow Leopard, and Tiger. The capital of Uzbekistan is Tashkent.