Turkish businessman Yüksel Çiftçi brought 9 Alpaca camels to Turkey

From PortTurkey.com

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Turkish businessman Yüksel Çiftçi brought 9 Alpaca camels to Turkey to be raised as part of a project.
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Alpaca camels, which are known as most quality to produce wool, were brought to Turkey from Australia as part of a project.
Alpacas were brought to İstanbul from Sydney with a 23-hour journey, and they were welcomed by businessman Yüksel Çiftçi, Global Alpaca Company’s owner Ian Frith and Selcuk University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine lecturer Dr. Esad Sami Polat.

Çiftçi said that they are going to test their adaptation to Turkey’s conditions.

“If conditions suitable for them, we will bring 150 more camel, and finally we think to bring a thousand pregnant animal.”

Dr. Polat stated that camels would be dispatched to Konya without delay.

He said adaptation study to carry out on scientific basis.

“While they were being come, no problem has been occurred. But probably they could be stressed.”
Australian company owner Frith also told they were planning to invest on textiles and meat sector.

“Nine brides came to Turkey. Alpacas, which will be born in Turkey, will be Turkish citizen.”

 

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