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Russian Couple Has Been Living With A Domesticated Bear For 23 Years Now

Having a pet might be a bit cheaper in expenses if you consider your pet to be a dog or a cat, or maybe a hamster. But a bear? Well, this might be a bit eccentric to hear, I would say. We are talking about a domestic bear who likes cuddling a lot and enjoys the time with his owners without the smallest risk of biting them. The couple is Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko living in Moscow, Russia, and they adopted the little bear when he was only 3 months old.

Russian couple live with a domesticated bear

“He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear,” his owners say.

The bear’s name is Stepan and he’s been living with the couple for 23 years now.

He was in a very bad condition when the hunters first found him. Then Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko decided to help the bear by nurturing and sharing their home with him.

Russian couple live with a domesticated bear

He enjoys the time with his owners, by even watching TV with them. “We have never been bitten by Stepan,” they said.

He likes to cuddle and hug a lot.

Russian couple live with a domesticated bear

Russian couple live with a domesticated bear

He’s a passionate listener to his papa’s books.

Are you wondering how much Stepan eats within the day? Well, just as we spoke about the expenses thing, he eats 25kg of fish, vegetables, and eggs per each day.

He even likes outdoor activities like gardening and playing with a ball. His favorite sport is football and his owners make sure to engage him in different hobbies to stay in shape.

Russian couple live with a domesticated bear

Above all, it looks like snuggling with his favorite humans is what he likes most!

Russian couple live with a domesticated bear

Yes, Stepan even likes to help around the house: like watering the plants in the garden and no doubt the Panteleenkos enjoy the time with him.

 

You can watch the video here:

Source: The Quint

 

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Sources:

Daily Mail  
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