GALLERY

Summer


A typical landscape near Kostroma. It looks like Moscow region before start of mass cottage building


Milch moose are free


In the late spring and early summer a milkmaid should invite a moose cow for milking sometimes


Milch moose at pastures


Water plants are eatable, too


A view from the laboratory window


A milch moose approaching the farm


If all the gates are close, moose cow can enter the enclosure through so-called mousetrap or clapper, one-way gate. When the parturition period on the farm is over, there will be no more need of it, gates of this fence will be open


Scratching nose is comfortable while the gate is open


Milking by hand


Milking using the milking machine


Every dairymaid has her favourite milch moose


A dairymaid with her favourite milch moose


Since the grass became abundant in the adjacent fields, males are free; but they come to eat oatmeal in the morning...


...and can spend the daytime in fences and show themselves to tourists. Visitors had a well-spent day


Art students sketching from nature


Moose antlers grow in velvet in summer, they are soft and warm. Dags can be cut every summer to make alcessin - a stimulator remedy analogous to pantocrin


So far this should be regarded as breaking of safety regulations: it is common known that moose are dangerous for children. But not here!  Now moose are well acquainted to children...


...and even to dogs


Young moose keep together and follow their herdsmen

Their first walk in the nature begins on June, 1


Some other domestic animals live free-ranging here, too. They also can find someone to follow


Every morning they return from the pasture...


...and wait for some milk replacer here


They like it


Hours of work: they must please tourists


a short period of rest


after the supper at 16:00 calves return to the pasture


These calves are 3 months old.


Under investigation. A free-ranging radio-tagged tame moose cow with calves.


Under investigation (continued): Students prefer to investigate the animal behavior in the natural environment


Under investigation (continued): Calves grow fast in summer


A domesticated moose must be patient


It is too hot


Too hot


This moose cow was named from the writer Edward Limonov and his newspaper "Limonka" (a kind of a hand grenade)


The legend says about the hoard at the end of the rainbow


Testing a satellite transceiver


This is the best shelter from gad-flies available only to domestic moose


Till the end of summer the calves will shed their red hair


The moose farm is a part of Sumarokovo reserved area; thus, sometimes you can meet wild animals


This fox cub sniffed my legs and lazily walked to a pile of branches in the enclosure. I couldn't move


How can the farm exist without a cat?