This brought tears to my eyes! I remember once talking with a Montanan who said Moose are the most aggressive animals up in the Northwest. He had nearly been killed by a moose and was stuck up in a tree for days until the moose finally left the location. To see the bond between human and moose was so awesome!

Published on Mar 7, 2013
51-year-old helicopter pilot Victor Zavalipich was flying over the resort at Lake Arantur 30 kilometers from Yugorsk, when he noticed a dark spot on the ice.

Going down below, he realized that he’s looking at moose that fell in the freezing water. to their surprise the animal ever so lightly turned its head toward them. the female moose looked frozen and exhausted, as they estimated it was already in the water for a few hours.

An adult moose weighs about 600 pounds, and, standing on the fragile ice, it instantly collapsed. To keep her from dying, Zavalipich went to the helicopter pad for additional help, ropes, ties and belts.

They later returned to the scene. The pilot and his three passangers struggled to get the half a ton animal out of the water. The operation lasted about one and a half hours.

Victor and his friends tried to warm up the moose, rubbing and stretching it’s limbs, and covering her with their jackets until she came to her senses. During this time they came up with a nickname – Manka. And then, releasing into the forest, tied her blue ribbon to identify among others.

“Who knows, perhaps one day we’ll meet again, said the smiling rescuers”.

Meanwhile in Russia. Like us on Facebook…


Андрей Мерзляков


Follow us on Twitter


Мы ВКонтакте

Vote for us on King of the Web…

If you like our YouTube channel, and want to help us, vote for us here… and simply give us a minute of your time to log in with your Facebook and vote!

You can vote ten times per day till the end of the election (just click on the vote button 10 times).
We love posting videos for all of you, and now we need your help to take the crown! 🙂

We upload only those videos for which we have obtained permission from the copyright holder/owner.
If you have any interesting or funny video and you want it to be published in this channel, please contact us.
We welcome video suggestions from our viewers, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
If you own the copyright to any video, posted on this channel and this video was mistakenly posted without your permission, please contact us.

Мы загружаем только те видео, на которые мы получили разрешение от правообладателя / владельца.
Если у вас есть интересное или смешное видео и вы хотите, чтобы оно было опубликовано на этом канале, свяжитесь с нами.
Мы приветствуем любые предложения и пожелания от наших зрителей и если у вас есть какие-то вопросы, не стесняйтесь спрашивать.
Если вы обладаете авторскими правами на какое-либо видео, размещенное на этом канале и это видео было по ошибке размещено без вашего согласия, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с нами.