Starving, confused and disoriented, last week a wild boar was caught in the streets of Khabarovsk. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? It’s most definitely not. While the wild boar is one of the most dangerous animals to hunt, catching one is even more dangerous, especially when you don’t have state-of-the-art equipment but have to rely on… Continue reading A new guest at Utyos
Today we’re going to talk about an animal that is unique to Russia: the Baikal Seal (Pusa sibirica). This earless seal can be found only in the (you guessed it!) Lake Baikal, which is the world’s largest freshwater lake (by volume, not extension) and deepest lake: scientists have calculated that it holds 20% of the… Continue reading The Baikal Seal
Yet another tragic senseless death in the captive marine mammals industry in Russia. A young female bottle-nose dolphin Delpha just died in Anapa Dolphinarium in the Big Utrish after being seized from previous abusive owners. Before being brought to the Anapa Dolphinarium, dolphins Delfa and Zeus were kept in squalid conditions in an abandoned cattle farm… Continue reading Zeus and Delpha’s odyssey
Remember the 100+ happy cats we told you about? Well, today we’re here to tell you about the ten happy bears in Utyos that, because of your donations and support, will be sleeping warm and snug all winter and not even notice the holidays that are nearly upon us! When they wake up, the first snowdrops… Continue reading Ten Happy Bears
This morning, our telephone rang. It was Eduard, the director of Utyos, calling us with some news: the bear cubs at their facility are not eight anymore, they are ten! Two more cubs were brought to the sanctuary in the last few weeks: one of them was found sleeping, alone and emaciated, in a farmer’s barn, probably… Continue reading Finally!
Recently this month, Floyd Mayweather received a gift from Moscow: a tiger cub. Said to have been bred somewhere in India, we think that most probably it was bought from a dysfunctional zoo or circus: this is not unlike Crystal’s case. This is not news, unfortunately. Celebrities are often seen prancing around with endangered, dangerous… Continue reading Celebrity pets
It’s nearly the holidays! Had you noticed? Have your local stores started stocking up on cards and flickering lights? Have your neighbours engaged in a friendly “who’s got the biggest wreath” competition? They have here! And that’s why we thought of bringing some holiday cheer to all of our supporters, thanking you for your help, sharing and… Continue reading One Hundred (and more!) Happy Cats