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On what part of the world has finally managed to tame the restless and wayward wild horses as the camels were used in battles and in some States of wild bulls grazed in the Royal grounds, will be available during the online lectures, the capital’s zoo.

Moscow zoo has prepared a series of lectures on the history of the domestication of different animal species. They will be held once a week from 3 June to 26 August. While the zoo is closed to visitors due to the constraints related to the risk of the spread of coronavirus infection, and lectures can be arranged online.

To see them will be on the pages of zoo on social networks, there will be a schedule of publications, informative videos.

“People for many thousands of years trying to tame different animals, even the exotic, for example pythons and crocodiles. However, it managed to domesticate not more than 25 types of fauna. The first companion of man became the ancestor of the dog — wolf. Is the animal to live with humans in the stone age, about 10-15 thousand years ago. At about this time in the economy people had sheep and goats. Later in different parts of the world began the domestication of reindeer, camels, ancestors of modern cows and yaks. One of the last domesticated horses, about 5.5 thousand years ago. The lectures tell the history of domestication of each of the Pets as well as about the peculiarities of interacting with people”, — told in the press service of the Moscow zoo.

Educational lessons will be held by an employee of the Paleontological Institute named after A. A. borisyak Russian Academy of Sciences, lecturer of the Metropolitan zoo Anna Gutorova.

The first lecture, which will be held June 3, will be devoted to horses, donkeys and mules. The audience will tell, as in cave drawings looked ancient ancestors of modern horses, and some subspecies of these animals managed to survive the harsh ice age climate and the regular hunt for them by the people. It is believed that the birthplace home of the horse — Northern part of Kazakhstan, it was here about five and a half thousand years ago finally managed to tame the wild horses, characterized by nervousness and aggressiveness. Also at the lecture will be available when horses began to be used for riding.

On the domestication of wild rounds in the Neolithic (the last period of the stone age) will tell June 10. Including took them home cows. The lecturer will tell the users of the Network, in some ancient States wild cattle were extinct due to hunting and deforestation, and where they lived like animals in the Royal Park area.

June 17, you can hear the story of the domestication of reindeer. The first mention of the deer living with people in Russia refers to the first half of the nineteenth century. The peasants caught in the corral three deer and began to sell the horns of their Pets. Soon, these animals began to appear in other farms. And lecture on 24 June will be devoted to the camels and their amazing ability to transport people, even in the driest conditions. Anna Gutorova will compare the strength and endurance of famous ships of the desert Arabs with horses, buffaloes and donkeys. She will also talk about how at different times used camels, for example in battles and for transport of goods.

Lectures will be held in the children’s zoo, after the city from the zoo will be available.

While Moscow zoo is temporarily closed to visitors, to observe the life of its inhabitants in the mode online. Live broadcast is carried out from the enclosures of giant pandas, orangutans, squirrel monkeys and marmosets Dian. Network users can study the habits of monkeys and interaction in their families. A demonstration of feeding Pets record a video in private corners of the enclosures, usually these facilities are unavailable to guests. While watching the video you can see as a home of animals and how animals interact with caring Keeper.

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