Voices from Russia

Friday, 27 February 2015

Sputnik International Presents… What’s Shakin’ in Vladivostok? Newborn Asian Black Bear Cub Abandoned at Circus Doorstep

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Workers found a newborn Asian Black Bear cub in a cardboard box at the entrance to the Vladivostok Circus during the night of 24 February.

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Vets say that he’s about two-weeks-old.

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The official circus vet reported that the little guy is spry and spunky.

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Circus staffers believe that poachers who killed his mother dumped the cub at their door.

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They feed the cub every three hours.

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Other names for the Asian Black Bear are the Moon Bear and White-Chested Bear.

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The International Union for Conservation of Nature classified the Asian Black Bear as “vulnerable”.

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27 February 2015

Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/photo/20150226/1018807097.html

Friday, 12 December 2014

Authorities to Move Polar Bear Hanging Around Oil Wells to Arctic island

Polar bears in Russia

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On Tuesday, a local official said a local official said that they’d tranquilise and airlift to an Arctic island a polar bear who hung around an oil well in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The three-year old bear kept oil well workers on their toes for six days, and even attempted to sneak into their canteen, but it wasn’t aggressive. On 20 November, they scared away the beast with a helicopter and moved it to an oil field 50 kilometres (31 miles) away from the oil workers’ compound. The official said, “There’s no link between Dolgy Island (where the airlift will leave the bear) and the continent, therefore, we hope that the bear will adapt there and will find food in his natural habitat”. However, Viktor Nikiforov, the chief of the Bear Patrol programme of the World Wildlife Fund Russia, said that the bear’s move was a temporary solution, “The bear won’t understand that humans were a threat”, adding that the beast could approach settlements again. The polar bear is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The estimated worldwide polar bear population is 20,000-25,000, with 5,000-7,000 living along Russia’s Arctic coast. Since 1957, polar bear hunting has been illegal in Russia.

25 November 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/non-political/763653

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

23 May 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Tiger’s “Muscle”

The Tiger’s “Muscle”

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Patangrao Kadam, Minister for Forestry and Nature in Maharashtra state in central India, announced to the press the establishment of a special squad of over 500 armed guards to fight poachers who hunt tigers.

23 May 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://eco.ria.ru/ecocartoon/20120523/655923304.html

Editor’s Note:

Will Smith was just in Moscow flogging his new Men in Black flick… so, you can see the tie-in in the cartoon… I thought that you’d like to know that. You see, it was in KP… “all the shit that’s fit to print”… the “Screws of the World” wasn’t the only spicy rag out there, kids… and we Russians LOVE rascally scoundrels (but they MUST be charming rapscallions… in the mould of Ostap Bender)… “A Russian is NOT a German”… ’nuff said!

BMD

Saturday, 24 March 2012

24 March 2012. A Multimedia Presentation. RIA-Novosti Presents… Goose Wanders in the Centre of London and Other Animal News… with music by the Buranovskiye Babushki

London residents and visitors had the chance to see a goose wandering near the Parliament Buildings.

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In Los Angeles, one can see plenty of squirrels, even on power lines.

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According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), the efforts for wildlife protection have brought results. The rhinoceros population in India grew by 50 percent from 1997 to 2007, to 2,500 animals. In the image above, we see a rhinoceros at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary (Marigaon District. Assam) in India.

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Elephants with unusual colouration live in the Tsavo East National Park (Taita-Taveta DistrictCoast Province) in Kenya. They have the name “Rusty Elephants” because they spray themselves with the rusty-red soil of the park.

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In Hungary, environmentalists treated an injured stork and returned him to his natural habitat.

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Visitors at the zoo in Kronberg im Taunus (Regierungsbezirk Darmstadt. Bundesland Hessen) in Germany can feed carrots to elephants.

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Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan hosted a cat show on 18 March.

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Granya Baisarova, a singer with the Buranovskiye Babushki folk group, showed journalists her cat Vasili.

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On 20 March, the San Diego Zoo introduced a two-month-old rhinoceros, Charlees, to the public.

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A woman walks her dog at Malibu Beach (Malibu CA (Los Angeles County) USA).

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24 March 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/photolents/20120324/172343780.html

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