Selfi on the background of an elk. How to safely feed wild animals?

Want to show the kids animals and birds? It is possible, only with caution.

Nuthatch and his team. What birds can be seen at feeders in the winter

“The birds need to observe from a distance without disturbing them, — told “AIF” Artem Sinister, chief specialist of the Department of environmental education and registration of animals “Mospeada”. — In winter, the main enemy of any of the feathered — hunger. For example, the bird weighs about 16 grams, and the day she had to find 20 grams of food to be heated and to survive. So do feeders and fill them with Goodies. Can’t buy birds rolls, chocolates, popcorn, something salty and fried. Bring small crackers and unsalted bacon. For waterfowl the best gift will be a dried bread (if you throw pieces of stick, the pulp can clog the beak). Well, if you boil porridge, for example, barley, it will be a duck delicacy. By the way, every year in Moscow and the Moscow region is held as winter waterfowl accounting. To participate in this process all students (for details see at the end of December on the website”.

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As for the feeding of animals, and in this case it is better to keep a respectful distance. Why you should not do selfi on the background of the elk, is clear. As well as the fact that the Fox, not fleeing from humans, can be infected with rabies. But few people know that photogenic squirrels also are carriers of rabies virus (this year in New Moscow was a case of this disease). In fact, “the postman” can be any warm-blooded animal. Even without the bite. Enough to the saliva of the infected individuals caught the man on the mucosa or on the wound. Therefore, one should not be hand-fed! (Where and to whom you can look — see infographic.)

On one trail. What if was found in the woods with a wild animal

If you think that the animal or bird needs help (accidents are not uncommon), call the “hot line” — 8 (495) 777-77-77. For patients to arrive and are sent to the Center keeping of animals under the Yakhroma (after treatment patients let go at will). By the way, now in the center live bear cubs Misha and Masha — someone threw in Zelenograd Park in early autumn.

And in 2017 in the Park “elk island” will open a new open-air complex. “First I want to show you the animals of our region (boar, Fox, hare, wolf, elk, deer, ROE deer,” explains Anton Kulbachevsky, head of the Moscow Department of nature use and environmental protection. To make an original selfie, this set will definitely be enough.


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