Young calves like to spend days in fields, too
Clover is their preferred food
Salt with mineral supplements is given ad libitum
The calves weighing over 100 kg, are ready for winter cold
No flies, no gnats, no hunters: idyl days
Only scientists disturb occasionally.
Can you do anything like this?
To the night pastures
Only domestic moose can spend daytime in an open field
The less food in the forest, the more food in hands
She likes chocolates
There are ten farm moose and one wild on this field near the farm (view from a laboratory window)
Moose do not eat hay
Luchik was 7 years old when this photo was taken
The moose cow noticed the buck near the milking shed
In the autumn mushrooming people can see moose in couples
During the rut period a male moose sometimes follows a female for over a week - and waits, defending her from other pretenders
Fight through a fence is absolutely harmless
Wild males come closer to the farm during the rut period
A wild male
Wild males are larger and older than domestic ones; they hang around the farm during the rut period
A flehmen reaction is a kind of chemical analysis. The buck found the cow's urine and must find out if she is ready for coupling
Domestic females love wild bucks more than smaller farm moose males
The evening near the farm
They met in the early morning...
and came to the farm together
The male may enter the milking shed
He will wait patiently while milking
Inside the milking shed
Observation conditions are the best if animals do not pay attention to scientists' work
It is possible to clean domestic Luchik from parasites
And this is a threat. Moose requires me to move to a distance
The younger must grow up before pretending
Male will wait cow to be ready for coupling
Do not disturb them now
Only a domestic male can refresh himself with a bucket of oatmeal after rendezvous
The farm doors are too narrow for his antlers
Adult and young
Calves are playing. Fight for females is in the future
Did you bring me some carrot?
What a pity! Only guided tours...
Push again, the motor almost started!
After the milking period is over, the most of moose cows prefer to spend the autumn near the farm...
...but Nilashka likes the Governor's countryhouse near Volga. We try to return her home
As a rule, cows follow their milkmaids. To cross the Poksha river as quick as possible, we must run over the bridge
We have just replaced the GPS collar
Landscape at dawn
Landscape at dawn
Take a bus in the early morning (if you can...) and visit the moose farm
Touch a wonderful animal like we use to do