Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin feeds a young elk at the national park 'Losiny Ostrov' (Elk Island) in northeast Moscow.
Vladimir Putin lies on the snow during a walk with an Bulgarian shepherd and an Akita Inu in Moscow Region.
Vladimir Putin holds a cat while inspecting reconstruction of houses for people who suffered from wildfires in the village of Krasnopolye at the Siberian Khakasiya region, Russia.
Vladimir Putin assists in polar bear research during his visit to Alexandra Land on Franz Josef Land in the far north of Russia in the Barents Sea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks at a crane as he sits in a motorized deltaplane while leading them on a migration route at Yamalo-Nenets district.
Vladimir Putin holds a Persian leopard during his visit to the Persian Leopard Breeding and Rehabilitation Centre in the Sochi national park near Sochi.
Vladimir Putin hugs a Bulgarian shepherd dog, after receiving it as a present from Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boiko Borisov (not seen) in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Vladimir Putin stands next to a horse during his working visit to the Siberian Khakasiya region, near Karatash settlement outside the city of Abakan.
Vladimir Putin feeds a beluga whale named Dasha as he visits Chkalov island.
Vladimir Putin visits the Moskvarium center of oceanography and marine biology at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNH) in Moscow, Russia.
Vladimir Putin holds a five-year-old tiger's head as scientists put on a collar with a satellite tracker on the animal in the academy of sciences Ussuri reserve in Russia's Far East.
Vladimir Putin visits an agricultural exhibition at Russia's Exhibition Centre in Moscow.
Vladimir Putin takes part in an expedition to Ubsunur Hollow Biosphere Preserve to inspect the snow leopard's habitat in Tyva Republic in the Siberian Federal District.