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  • Bear with Me: Mother and daughter enjoying picnic with a giant bear

    A family picnic themed photo shoot with a huge bear was done by photographer Olga Barantseva. The images illustrate a model and her daughter posing with a predator, but they are having fun and treating him like a cuddly teddy bear. Photo session went viral in Western newspapers, including the Daily Mail and the Sun. […] More

  • Kesha, the cat from the Arctic Svalbard archipelago

    With the Soviet architecture and a bust of Lenin, Barentsburg is a small Russian/Ukrainian community on Svalbard archipelago. In order not to disturb the ecological balance, keeping cats on the Arctic Svalbard archipelago is strictly prohibited. Nevertheless, the cat Kesha was brought there by Russians and the paperwork stated that it was an arctic fox. […] More

  • Voronezh residents rescued a pregnant dog who was buried alive by city workers

    Cruel things are happening around the world daily, but thanks to the kindness of some people’s hearts there is a hope that animal cruelty will decrease. Voronezh residents saved the life of a stray dog, who was entombed underground. According to the residents, pavement collapsed in front of their apartment building entrance, which created a […] More

  • Kamchatka Bear Trails

    There are not many roads in Kamchatka, but plenty of bear trails. A series of depressions created by multiple bears placing their feet in the same footsteps year after year, some bear trails are used by other animals and even people. Bear trails can be a pleasure to walk on, however, as long as you […] More

  • Bears of Kamchatka, the Movie

    Located at the southern tip of Kamchatka Peninsula, Kurile Lake is often called the bear paradise. Soon, Russian film crew under the leadership of Dmitry Shpilenok will travel there to shoot a documentary about the curious life of bear families. The crew plans to spend one year filming the animals. This will allow to reveal […] More

  • Baikal seals commemorate WWII Victory Day

    Irkutsk “Nerpanarium” (Baikal Seal Aquarium) offers a patriotic seal show. Trained nerpas (Baikal Lake seals) wear military berets, hold guns, flags while “marching” and performing mine clearance. “The patriotic military show is open for admission year round. Among visitors we have had veterans and those who were involved in local conflicts. People were inspired and […] More

  • Smart-Looking Raccoon to Become an Animal Gang Leader in Yekaterinburg Prison Zoo

    Some Russian prisons use animals to rehabilitate inmates. Recently, raccoon nicknamed Semyon was checked into the Yekaterinburg prison zoo. There are already animals living in there: Chinese alligator, aquarium fish, rabbits, parrots and turtles. According to inmates, the raccoon feels comfortable. He investigates corners, meets visitors and eats cookies and dried fruits off hands. Inmates […] More

  • Cute Baby Seal Photographed on Baikal Lake

    The Baikal seal or Nerpa is a species of earless seal native to Lake Baikal. It’s estimated that there are roughly 80,000-100,000 animals living on Baikal Lake. Seal hunting is forbidden on Baikal lake. Despite illegal hunting, the species is not considered threatened. The most serious future threat may be global warming, which can affect […] More

  • Cute Siberian Huskies To Protect the Russian Region of the Arctic

    As a part of a stronger military presence in the Arctic agenda, Russian army turned to the help of Siberian huskies. According to Eastern Military District‘s press release, “cadets are now being taught to breed and use sled dogs as part of training for military forces operating above the Arctic Circle. The academy is using […] More

  • Arctic wildlife captured by photographer and polar scientist Anatoly Kochnev

    Anatoly Kochnev is one of Russia’s most distinguished Arctic scientists, who lived on an island for 10 years with thousands of Polar Bears. Anatoly Kochnev is a legend and one of the world’s greatest experts on the Polar Bear. A walrus and bear biologist, Anatoly Kochnev is a senior member of Russia’s Pacific Institute of […] More

  • Sochi Restaurant Owner Lost Custody of Alcoholic Bears

    20 years ago in Sochi, a Georgian restaurant owner got hold of a couple two brown bears. While the cubs were small, they were used for photo business. When they grew up, the owner placed them in cage next to the restaurant. People flooded the place, wanting to see the animals, so the restaurant revenue […] More

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