#animals

Raccoon Therapy Course to Begin in Yekaterinburg Zoo

The Yekaterinburg Zoo has developed a course that uses trained meerkats and raccoons to help children with autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions

Kitties and Goats

Snow leopards and ibexes found in Russia’s Altai, Buryatia and Tuva

Pamela Anderson Promises Melania Trump a Russian Eco-Fur Coat

American actress, model and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson wants to give US first lady Melania Trump a Russian faux fur coat

Yakutian Man Discovers Mammoth Tusks in His Garden

A resident from a village in Yakutia region has unearthed tusks which presumably belonged to a steppe mammoth

Pedestrian Crossing for Gophers Appears in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk

Activists from the “Prima” media group in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk have designed and built a miniature pedestrian crossing for gophers

Postal Pigeons to Race in Russia’s Ural

More than 900 pigeons from Russia’s Chelyabinsk region will compete in a race scheduled to take off on June 3

Russia Becomes One of the Top Destinations to Explore Polar Bears

The experts at Lonely Planet have included Wrangel Island in Russia in its list of the top five destinations where tourists can see polar bears in the wild

Moscow Zoo Offers English-Language Tours

The Moscow Zoo starts offering guided tours in English

Business Model of the Day: Cat Rental

A novel business has launched in Russia's Kirov that offers locals the chance to rent a cat by the hour, helping them unwind and deal with stress

Remains of ‘Sea Monster’ Found on Volga River Bank

An international group of scientists has discovered remains of a pliosaur on a Volga river bank

Moscow Zoo to Organise Free Tours Showing Connections to World of Art

Guides from six different Moscow museums have created tour programmes for the Moscow Zoo that will describe the impact of wildlife on art

Moscow Zoo to Start Eco Tours to Local Nature Reserves

The Moscow Zoo and Moscow’s Department of Culture are planning to start an eco tour programme for Moscow and its surroundings

Reviving the Russian Bison

Once considered all but extinct, bison are returning to Russia: report from a Yakutian bison nursery

Neural Nets App to Find Lost Pets Presented in St. Petersburg

The 3bots team developed an application for the VK social network that can help find lost cats and dogs based on their photos

‘Archie Prefers to Sleep on Something Soft’

What it's like to live with a fox in a Russian apartment

Russians World’s Biggest Cat Lovers, Study Shows

In Russia, there is the largest proportion of cat owners in the world, the Republic internet magazine reported, citing a study by Dalia Research

Russian 'Puss in Boots' Making His Way to Lake Baikal

Graf, the cat that conquered Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains, along with the hearts of Russians throughout the country, is now travelling to Lake Baikal through Buryatia

Moscow Zoo Can Now Be Seen on Google Street View

Internet users can now take a virtual stroll through the Moscow Zoo without leaving their home thanks to Google Street View

Russia's Skolkovo Prints Organs, Transplants Into Mouse

Russia's Skolkovo Innovation Centre has successfully printed a functioning organ using a bioprinter developed by one of its researchers

Russian Scientists Create Artificial Cat Paws

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University have developed implants with bioactive coatings for pets

Freezing Baby Elks Saved by Russian Nature Reserve Staff

Inspectors of the reserve helped the cubs cross the river and made sure they reunited with their mother on the shore

Russian Reserves

Ten most beautiful and fragile places in Russia