Russian moose farm produces valuable milk

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The Sumarokov moose farm in Kostroma Region, central Russia, is the only place in Russia where the beamy cloven-footed animals are bred. The farm gives an opportunity to observe how the elks live in the conditions quite similar to those in the wild.

The Sumarokov moose farm in Kostroma Region, central Russia, is the only place in Russia where the beamy cloven-footed animals are bred. The farm gives an opportunity to observe how the elks live in the conditions quite similar to those in the wild.

© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe Sumarokov moose farm in Kostroma Region, central Russia, is the only place in Russia where the beamy cloven-footed animals are bred. The farm gives an opportunity to observe how the elks live in the conditions quite similar to those in the wild.
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The Sumarokov moose farm in Kostroma Region, central Russia, is the only place in Russia where the beamy cloven-footed animals are bred. The farm gives an opportunity to observe how the elks live in the conditions quite similar to those in the wild.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe animals are almost exclusively range-fed and spend just a short period in enclosures.
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The animals are almost exclusively range-fed and spend just a short period in enclosures.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankWhen treated the right way, the moose are docile and are no more dangerous than other domesticated animals. Photo: technologist Dmitry Kudryashev with an elk at the Sumarokov moose farm in the village of Sumarokovo.
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When treated the right way, the moose are docile and are no more dangerous than other domesticated animals. Photo: technologist Dmitry Kudryashev with an elk at the Sumarokov moose farm in the village of Sumarokovo.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankNow the farm houses just a dozen animals.
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Now the farm houses just a dozen animals.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe farm employees say the elks are taken away from their mothers just four months after birth and are put in a separate enclosure. In this special kindergarten people become their adoptive parents.
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The farm employees say the elks are taken away from their mothers just four months after birth and are put in a separate enclosure. In this special kindergarten people become their adoptive parents.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankThe Kostroma farm is unique as it produces valuable moose milk which is used in medicine, for example, in treating gastrointestinal tract diseases.
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The Kostroma farm is unique as it produces valuable moose milk which is used in medicine, for example, in treating gastrointestinal tract diseases.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankHowever, it is not easy to produce the moose milk. Yekaterina Ugodskaya, who has been working at the farm for three years, said to get the milk from the animal it must be deceived – a milkmaid plays the role of a newborn moose to do her job.
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However, it is not easy to produce the moose milk. Yekaterina Ugodskaya, who has been working at the farm for three years, said to get the milk from the animal it must be deceived – a milkmaid plays the role of a newborn moose to do her job.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankEach female moose gives two and a half liters of milk per day. Almost all the milk produced goes to the Ivan Susanin health resort, which specializes in curing peptic ulcers.
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Each female moose gives two and a half liters of milk per day. Almost all the milk produced goes to the Ivan Susanin health resort, which specializes in curing peptic ulcers.
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankIt is strictly forbidden to drink the moose milk by glasses. The workers of the medical institution say it is not food but a medical product. The milk has a bitterish taste and no smell. A patient should drink some 10 liters of milk during his course of treatment, which lasts at least a month.
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It is strictly forbidden to drink the moose milk by glasses. The workers of the medical institution say it is not food but a medical product. The milk has a bitterish taste and no smell. A patient should drink some 10 liters of milk during his course of treatment, which lasts at least a month.
© RIA Novosti . Валерий Мельников / Go to the photo bankThe valuable milk can be also tasted at the farm. However, it is expensive – 500 rubles per liter ($16).
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The valuable milk can be also tasted at the farm. However, it is expensive – 500 rubles per liter ($16).
© RIA Novosti . Valery Melnikov / Go to the photo bankHowever, every day hundreds of tourists come to Kostroma to feed and pet the moose, and to taste their milk.
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However, every day hundreds of tourists come to Kostroma to feed and pet the moose, and to taste their milk.
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