Russian Couple Adopted An Orphaned Bear 23 Years Ago, And They Still Live
Meet Stepan, a domesticated bear who lives with his humans Svetlana and Yuriy
Panteleenko in Moscow, Russia. The Panteleenkos adopted Stepan when he was just
a 3-month-old orphaned cub. He was found by hunters in a forest all alone and in
a very bad condition, so Svetlana and Yuriy decided to give him a home.
23 years later, Stepan has grown into a loving bear who helps around the house
by watering plants and loves watching TV with his humans. “He absolutely loves
people and is a really sociable bear – despite what people might think, he is
not aggressive at all,” said Mrs Panteleenko. “We have never been bitten by
Stepan eats 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs every day! But the goofball
manages to stay in shape thanks to his love for football. He also keeps himself
busy with acting in films and posing for photoshoots.
This couple adopted Stepan when he was a 3-month-old orphaned cub