His unusual friendship with the swan he rescued has been going on for 37 years.
The man from Turkey is 63 years old. It looks like an ordinary person, but a completely unusual story is connected with him, because his unusual friendship with the swan he saved has been going on for 37 years.
It all happened when the man was traveling with his friends. Recep found the injured bird and left it overnight in his car to protect it from predators. The man took the swan to the farm and fed it on his own.
Recep’s concern paid off. The bird recovered and began to spend all the time next to her savior. She followed Mirzan, walked with him along the village paths in the evenings. It was obvious that it would be impossible to return the swan to the wild.
Then the swan was named Garip, which means “strange” in Turkish. Indeed, Garip’s behavior cannot be called ordinary. As a rule, swans avoid interaction with humans, but this bird has become a big exception.
Surprisingly, the swan found a common language with other animals from the farm. She made friends with Recep’s dogs and cats. In the wild, Garip would hardly have lived more than 12 years, but this year she turned 37 years old.