Book about musk ox presented in Norilsk
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Book about musk ox presented in Norilsk

October 27, 2021

The real story of the artiodactyl was published with a grant from PORA.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. A new book by Olga Shadrina, head of the White Bear educational center, was presented at the Norilsk public library. Grishka is a real story about the musk ox Grishka by name, the second in the Non-fictional stories about people and animals series. The book was published with the grant support of the Arctic Development Project Office (PORA).

In Grishka they tell a story about a musk ox, which in 2007 got into the hands of Norilsk research workers. The characters of the book were also at the presentation: the head of the Joint Directorate of Taimyr Reserves’ scientific department Leonid Kolpashchikov and Zinaida Kozhekina, in whose family the little calf Grishka lived at the Norilskaya river.

The participants of the meeting shared their memories of Grishka, looked at photographs, based on which the artist Daria Belova created illustrations for the book.

Pupils of the White Bear center got a unique opportunity to read the story about Grishka first and ask questions to the characters of the book and its author. Now in the children’s library named after Sasha Petryaev anyone can get acquainted with the book.

Grishka is Olga Shadrina’s fourth book about Arctic animals. Olga has already become the author of children’s books Aika, The Reindeer in Numbers and The Polar Bear in Numbers.

Earlier, we reported about musk oxen, which were brought to Taimyr from Yamal last year. They live on a farm in the village of Volochanka. We also told that on Taimyr the Tundra is Your Home book in Russian and Dolgan languages is published.

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Text: Ekaterina Maksimova, Photo: Arctic Development Project Office

October 27, 2021

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