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 hot
It is too hot!
I hope, the transmitter is waterproof
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?