Caracal The endangered caracal is a medium-sized wild cat that can be found in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. It was recently spotted in the Anatolian province of Elazığ. Striped hyenas This near-threatened species can be found in the far eastern provinces of Turkey. Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) These endangered sea turtles nest each year along Turkey's southern Mediterranean coast. Eurasian brown bear The world's one and only migratory brown bear species can be found in scarcely populated areas throughout northern and eastern Turkey. They are particularly prevalent in the eastern province of Kars, in Sarıkamış district. The bears also have a sanctuary in Uludağ National Park, where many rescued and rehabilitated brown bears live. Fifteen of Turkey's 33 national parks are home to free-roaming bears. Anatolian leopard The endangered Anatolian leopard, a leopard subspecies native to southeastern Turkey, was believed to have gone extinct until 2008, when one was sighted in the eastern province of Bitlis. Since then, several other leopards have been spotted in Turkey. Mouflon The mouflon is a species of wild sheep found in Anatolia. Breeding solely in Turkey, the sheep are called gazelles, or 'ceren,' by locals due to their large, beautiful eyes. Mediterranean monk seal This critically endangered sea creature can be found along the coasts of the Aegean, Marmara and Mediterranean seas.