In the infinite diversity of animals represented in the collections of the Zoological Museum, the visitor is pretty hard to understand – especially if he’s here for the first time. In this situation come to the aid of professionals. Museum guides will talk about its history, get acquainted with the most interesting exhibits in the collections, and answer questions about the problems and successes of modern biology. If You want to know anything more, You can enjoy hundreds of themed tours on the taxonomy, ecology, zoogeography and other fields of Zoological research. In addition to individual tours, the Museum hosts a lecture series for children of all ages and training.
The main tours
Sightseeing tour of the Museum
A brief history of the Museum. The origin of collections, the largest Zoological expedition. During the excursion visitors get acquainted with the most interesting displays biological groups, collections and separate exhibits. languages: Russian, English
The modern theory of evolution
The life and teachings of Charles Darwin. The development of evolutionary ideas in dotarlismy and posleduyuschie period. Modern evolutionary trends. Continue reading
The Thai cat is one of the oldest breeds of cats existing in the world.
Thai cats, which is sometimes called starobinskii, are of Siamese origin, which has not changed under the impact of the standards. And Thai and Siamese originating from the former Kingdom of Siam, now Thailand.
Vodilos just a sort of a rarity in this land, and belonged to cats of the Royal family. Of course, because they were considered as guides of souls of noble personages in the world of eternal rest.
The people of the country worshipped amazing creatures, poets dedicated to them poignant poetic lines, and the royals took care of rare cats as a precious relic. Only in the late 19th century Siamese cats became from time to time to leave the Fatherland. And here since then the history of the breed splits in two.
Part Siamese was subjected to intensive crossbreeding with other breeds, resulting in their appearance has undergone some changes: there are new types of color, the body lines became more elongated, the backbone is lighter, and the head took a wedge shape.
The other part remained intact, as enthusiasts of the natural appearance of these cats has made considerable efforts in order to preserve all the characteristic features of the breed. Due to this, the traditional type Siamese look segodnyaschy also looked like the Royal Pets for many centuries. Now, representatives of this – which retain their original appearance – branches proudly are called Thai cats. Continue reading
Pets save us from loneliness and stress. And they are able to teach us important lessons. life – of course, provided that we’re watching them closely and love them for what they are.
Contrary to popular belief, according to which animals, usually give birth to single people, most cats and dogs living in families composed of at least three people. The main reason that prompted them to get Pets, 26% of owners of dogs, cats, rats, and hamsters called love for animals and the joy of having a true friend and take care of it. Beneficial effects on child development is also an important factor: its lead as a key argument to 8% of pet owners. 19% insist on the exclusive “social role” their Pets, relieving owners from loneliness. Another 34% found it difficult specific answer to the question, saying he just can’t imagine life without an animal in the house.
“Want a kitten!”
So saith the child, and we have a kitten. Or hamster. Or puppy. Our main motive in this case: the child should grow up kind and responsible, and your own pet will become him in this matter assistant. Concerned about the development of children’s responsibility and independence, parents tend to put concerns about just priobretennogo on the shoulders of the child. And reach an opposite result: it’s really hard to cope with regular and not always pleasant new responsibilities. He feels confused and comes to the conclusion that care about who is weaker and smaller than you, is burdensome. So if we want our children to be responsible for those who tamed, they need it. to teach. To begin with, to take care of your new friend together. Continue reading