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Russian Couple Adopted An Orphaned Bear 23 Years Ago, And They Still Live Together
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Russian Couple Adopted An Orphaned Bear 23 Years Ago, And They Still Live Together

There’s no denying that brown bear deserves to be the national Russian animal. With the average weight of almost 200kg, incredible strength and resilience these ferocious hunters represent the Slavic nation and their character rather well. And though they usually roam the vast forests and taigas, one of these animals has found its life to be quite different.

Meet Stepan, a domesticated pet bear who lives with his humans Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko in Moscow, Russia. The Panteleenkos adopted Stepan or Stephen bear when he was just a 3-month-old orphaned cub. He was found by hunters in a forest all alone, and in a terrible condition, so Svetlana and Yuriy decided to give the bear cub a home.

23 years later, Stepan has grown into a loving and quite frankly cute bear who helps around the house by watering plants and loves watching TV with his humans. “He loves people and is a sociable bear – despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all,” said Mrs. Panteleenko. “We have never been bitten by Stepan.

The Russian bear 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.

More info: medvedstepan.ru (h/t: dailymail)

This couple adopted Stepan when he was a 3-month-old orphaned cub

He was found by hunters in a forest very weak and lonely

But Svetlana and Yuriy nurtured him back to health

Now he’s a 23-year-old loving goofball!

“He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear”

“Despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all”

“We have never been bitten by Stepan”

The bear eats 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs every day!

He does enjoy his cup of tea, too

The gentle giant manages to stay in shape thanks to his love for games outdoors

But there’s nothing like snuggling with his humans on a couch…

And did we mention that gardening is his ultimate passion?

Watch the video here:

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Timothy Flanagan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, effing adorable... Till she kicks the dog away at the end of the video.

Jeanne Deaux
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed, what a bitch, only caring about the animal which could eventualy bring fame on her fat ass.

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Gina Przeginiak
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doggy wants attention too, Lady that was not very Nice!!!

TabledTurnsxddd
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

boi wat does ur check have to do with this website-

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Ariel Carmen
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The look she gives her dog and kicks him away... then keeps posing with the bear. Poor puppy. :(

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Timothy Flanagan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, effing adorable... Till she kicks the dog away at the end of the video.

Jeanne Deaux
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed, what a bitch, only caring about the animal which could eventualy bring fame on her fat ass.

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Gina Przeginiak
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doggy wants attention too, Lady that was not very Nice!!!

TabledTurnsxddd
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

boi wat does ur check have to do with this website-

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Ariel Carmen
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The look she gives her dog and kicks him away... then keeps posing with the bear. Poor puppy. :(

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