Do you believe that a person and a wild bear can be friends? Some may feel that such things only happen in fairy tales, but believe it or not, this is true. A Russian couple adopted an abandoned bear cub 23 years ago and have lived with the colossus ever since.
Stepan the abandoned bear was adopted by Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko when he was just 3 months old. Initially, hunters found and rescued the unfortunate cub in the woods. Stepan was in excruciating pain at the moment. As a consequence, the couple felt obligated to take the bear cub in and give him a home.
It’s been 23 years since they gave a family to the motherless bear cub. Stepan has grown into a 300-pound, seven-foot-tall bear.
Some individuals may be frightened by his demeanor and physical appearance. Stepan the bear, on the other hand, proves to be adoring and loving. He adores cuddling and hugging his humans.
Furthermore, the bear has never harmed anyone in his vicinity. He adores spending time with people. Stepan even assists his owner with household chores such as watering plants.
“He is a social bear that likes humans and is not hostile at all, contrary to popular belief.” Stepan has never bitten any of us.”
One of the bear’s favorite pastimes is watching television with his mother and father. During this time, he never forgets to ask them for cuddles.
“Stepan’s favorite thing to do at night is cuddle up on the sofa with us as we watch TV.”
Stepan is a voracious eater. Every day, he eats up to 25 kg of fish, eggs, and veggies. A can of condensed milk is his all-time favorite pleasure.