Horse breeders & Yakutian horses in the cold. One of toughest jobs in Yakutia, Russia's Siberia. Photo by Maria Vasilieva, Yakutia-Sakha News Agency. Yakutsk, Russia.

Yakutian horse (Wikipedia) is a native breed in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s Siberia. They are perfectly adopted to the extreme cold conditions. They don’t spend winter days indoor. They are always outdoor searching food (grasses) under snow themselve. Horse breeders’ responsibility is to protect them from wolves and take care of them. If horses couldn’t find enough grass under icy snow, breeders lead them to the field rich of soft snow and grasses. If some of animals have weight out of standard, they are kept in the…

View on Yakutsk Mammoth Museum. A woolly rhino discovered in the Kolyma River area in Republic Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Currently, kept in Yakutsk Mammoth Museum fridge. Mammoth and other Ice Age beasts bones on shelves in the storage of Yakutsk Mammoth Museum [in the above photo] I love visiting Yakutsk Mammoth Museum located in the mordern building of North-Eastern Federal University (formerly known as Yakutsk State University). It occupies pretty small premises, but full of bones and samples right from the Ice Age. Most of all, I like…

What happens, when two men fell in love with one pretty woman. They start fighting. At least, it should be this way. The same happens among Yakutian horse males. They are real machos. Animals fight furiously! Take a look at the photo report delivered by a blogger nicknamed Log. 12 photographs of one fascinating fight for the heart of the lady.

Hereby I present Yuri Sleptsov‘s art works. His drawings are done on a plastic board with the use of a scalpel. Such a technique is called scratchboard or scraperboard (grattazh, in Russian). Learn more about it on Wiki. Yuri prefers to use the plastic, as it provides the sharp contrast between white lines and the black inked background. This technique is used very rarely. The drawing might be created in the course of several weeks, months or even year. A hard work. One little mistake might spoil the…

Have met a Yakutian horse in the village of Elges in Verkhoyansky region, North-East Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. This is female. 19 year old. Named simply Zorka (Dawn in Russian). See more photographs of her in the post.

Huraay, Yegor Makarov (http://www.muuskhaia.ru/), prominent businessman in Yakutia, shared this video with me. He said, The world needs to know the Yakut horse. The Yakut horse is a breed originated on the territory of the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia in North-East Siberia, Russia. See how awesome they are in the extreme cold winter in Yakutia, Russia’s biggest Siberian region. It is just a few episodes of Yegor Makarov’s new documentary. A teasing video was done with the help of talanted cameraman, Yuri Berezhnev. The film is not completed yet….

Breaking News!! Wolves Unleashed, a documentary film about wolves in Yakutia wildlife, will screen at the Winter Film Awards show in New York City on Saturday February 11th, 2012. Screening time is 11 am. Venue location is the Roy Arias Studios and Theaters, 300 West 43rd Street, New York. If you are in the area please show your support!! See the official trailer

These three poorly-looking young Yakutian cows are big news in Russia. No kidding. They were lost in the autumn near the settlement of Sakkyryr in Eveno-Bytantaysky National District of North Yakutia, Russia, and managed to survive in taiga in extremely cold weather and got back home alive.

The total population of Yakutian cow (purebred indigenous species) is as low as 2500 heads. More than 2,000 inhabit in Eveno-Bytantaysky National District (the Arctic Zone of Yakutia, Siberia / Russia). Cattle is lead to ponds even at -50C and there were no one got udder frostbitten. A purebred Yakutian cow might provide up to 2236 litre of milk a year. Its milk’s average fat content is about 5.6 %. Some cow might have even 11%. To compare, here is the fact. The average fatness of Kholmogorsky cows’…

I know that there are the Yakut horse fans among eYakutia blog readers. Hope they will like this news story, though it is done by NVK Sakha in the Sakha language. In the vid, you can see how, in the area of the Kenkeme National Park near Yakutsk, local farmers care their horses, milk mares, and what winter conditions they live in. But that’s not the point of the story.