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Thousands of Cranes Convene in Iran’s Meighan Wetland

Between 30,000 and 40,000 migratory birds, including about 15,000 wild gray cranes, come to the Meighan Wetland in central Iran every year. Due to the gathering of cranes in this wetland on November 6, the day has been called the National Day of Cranes.

Animal Probiotics Highly Beneficial for Human Body

Probiotic products are living microbial compounds that are directly added to the diet of livestock and poultry and have a very favourable effect on their performance and health. That will finally result in an improved diet for human beings who consume meat and dairy products.

Iran: The World’s Cradle of Horse Breeding

Iran has long been home to a wide range of purebred horses, including the Caspian and Arabian breeds, which are mentioned in historical documents like the travelogue of Marco Polo.

Akhal-Teke; Most Expensive Horse in World

The price of most horses in the world is determined by their speed, breed and other capabilities in horse racing. However, sometimes a horse’s beauty plays a key role in setting its price. Akhal-Teke is a Turkmen horse which boasts the title of the most beautiful and expensive horse of the world.

Persian Leopard Borzou Migrates to Turkmenistan

An old male Persian leopard named Borzou has moved 20 kilometers from the Iranian border to enter Turkmenistan. This is the first time the leopard’s movement between two regional countries is being recorded.

Iranian Artist Uses Plastic Bags to Give Environmental Warning

Damages inflicted on the environment and human’s negative impacts on the nature and the wild life were the main theme of an exhibition recently held by an Iranian artist in the capital city Tehran.

Remnants of 20-Million-Year-Old Elephant Tusks Unearthed in Iran

The remnants of two Proboscidean fossils including two elephant tusks have been unearthed in Iran’s northwestern city of Ardabil, said the General Director of Ardabil’s Department of Environment.

Assistant Dogs in Iran to Help Autistics Control Their Disease

A group of researchers in Iran have trained assistant dogs that can help autistic children control their disorder.

Scorpion Poison Trade: An Emerging Lucrative Business

The trade of scorpion venom has turned into one of the most lucrative emerging businesses in Iran, tempting many opportunists to get engaged in hunting or farming scorpions.

Fishermen’s New Year; The Day When No Fish Is Caught

Nowruz-e Sayyad, meaning the Fishermen’s New Year, is one of the oldest traditions of people in Qeshm Island, southern Iran, which dates back to more than six hundred years ago.

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