Finds of the week

Admire how the minister of the Moscow Zoo helps the hygienic procedure hippopotum. This photo dates back to 1944. At that time, the Second World War was still, however, the zoo continued to work. By the beginning of the war, the collection included 425 species of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. Part of the most valuable animals managed to evacuate in the Caucasian Reserve, as well as Sverdlovsky and Stalingrad Zoo. "In 1941, the new territory of the zoo was closed due to the location of the military unit there. An anti-aircraft battery was installed on the top of the island of the beast, and the inner premises were used under the warehouse of ammunition and economic needs, – told G. G. Bogdanovich, Head of Pain Mammals Section. – all animals from the island of animals needed to translate. Amur tigers were evacuated, and wolves, Gien, bears transferred to the old territory in the outer cells of the Libe.

Twice the zoo turned out to be under fire: on the night of July 22 to July 23, 1941 and from 4 to 5 January 1942. Animals at this time behaved differently. Predators to the raids treated quite calmly, but unfortunate: Lans, rams, deer and wild goats – were very frightened. But elephants were the most fearless. When the incendiary bomb and the roof of the building caught fire during the summer plaque, the elephants themselves came out onto the slide on their own. It is said that one of them even helped to put out a bomb. Earlier, "my planet" talked about the ten most interesting zoos of Russia, and also published three stories about war and hippo.

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Rainbow Doug

In the Yosemite National Park (California, United States) you can see a stunning rainbow waterfall. It has a height of 739 m and is in the twenty of the biggest waterfalls of the world. When the rainbow appears above it, it is highlighted with yellow, red and purple flowers. Local residents and parkingors say that the most picturesque waterfall looks at dawn – the first rays of the sun turn him into a huge rainbow. Photographers from all over the world come to Yosemite to take pictures of this amazing natural phenomenon. "I could not believe that I was so lucky," says photographer Justin Lee. – In order for the waterfall to create a rainbow, there must be a certain position of the sun, the correct air temperature and the lack of wind. I made a few hundred pictures and could not stop for a long time. ". Earlier "My Planet" wrote about the wrong waterfalls: Boiling, Stone, Underwater and others. Details – here.

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