Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Bear Cub Wanders Onto A Farm And Authorities Suggest Putting Her To Sleep But This Man Decides To Raise Her
483points
User submission
21.3K
334.1K
Animals2 years ago

Bear Cub Wanders Onto A Farm And Authorities Suggest Putting Her To Sleep But This Man Decides To Raise Her

An unexpected guest was recently wandering the village in the Borisovsky region, Belarus. A malnourished bear cub was looking for food, and one farmer came to the rescue. He now has a very unusual pet he never imagined owning.

Too young to be accepted at the zoo and definitely too young to survive in the wild alone, this story might have had a dramatic turn for the cute bear, but the tiny cub found a home on a farm owned by Nikolay Vasilievich Terletsky.

More info: planetabelarus.by | Instagram | Facebook

A bear cub came to a village in Borisovsky region looking for food

Image credits: Sergey Plytkevich

Image credits: Sergey Plytkevich

Terletsky, who sheltered the cub, was given two options: either return it to the wild or put it to sleep

Image credits: Sergey Plytkevich

Brown bears are very rare in Belarus and are threatened with extinction, so the species has been listed in the Red Book. Aware of the law, Terletsky has contacted all possible authorities regarding his special situation, but was left with the same answer: either return it to the wild or put it to sleep. Terletsky couldn’t let the little bear baby face this tragic fate.

Huntsmen searched nearby forests for two days, but couldn’t find any signs of the cub’s mother

Image credits: Sergey Plytkevich

The cub was too young to survive on its own, so little Vasilisa legally stayed on the farm

Image credits: Sergey Plytkevich

Huntsmen patrolled nearby forests for two days in hopes of finding any signs of the cub’s mother, but without success. The cub didn’t have any chance of surviving in the wild without her mother’s care and protection, so Terletsky decided to keep her on the farm. Eventually, a committee of competent specialists issued a “passport” for the bear cub, who, by that time, had gotten a name: Vasilisa. Now, the healthy and playful cub will start experiencing the world in a new way⁠—surrounded by the love and care of humans.

Image credits: Sergey Plytkevich

Terletsky plans to build a huge enclosure for Vasilisa with an observation area

Image credits: Sergey Plytkevich

What does the future hold for this orphaned bear cub? The farm, which specializes in fish farming and has created a network of ponds, plans to launch touristic services, and Vasilisa would be a pleasant surprise for visitors. To make this happen, Terletsky wants to build a huge enclosure for the bear with an observation area.

Image credits: Sergey Plytkevich

Nikolay Vasilievich Terletsky and his adorable cub, Vasilisa.

334Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
What do you think ?
Florencia Renedo
Community Member
2 years ago

It is a species in extension and they suggested to put her to sleep? Good thing that this nice man had common sense and love in his heart to save her.

Julia Gradovich
Community Member
2 years ago

Sadly, our bureaucracy has no common sense – only scripts that they're afraid to break.

Load More Replies...
Zoe Wan
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so sweet. This bear will have a bright future.

Katinka Min
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think a future in an enclosure is 'bright' by a bears' standard but Iit's certainyl better than death. And it's certainly very sweet how these tough faced blokes fall in love with a wee bear cub.

Load More Replies...
NMN
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I just cant understand how there are countries that let (in this case suggest) people to kill endangered species. It baffles me. Or like some say "harvest", because animals are like berries that you joyfully pluck out of the wild while doing a harvest dance.

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Harvesting over populated animals is actually very important for the ecosystem. Plus, at least for deer, it creates far fewer vehicle hits and a great source of meat for hunters and their families.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Florencia Renedo
Community Member
2 years ago

It is a species in extension and they suggested to put her to sleep? Good thing that this nice man had common sense and love in his heart to save her.

Julia Gradovich
Community Member
2 years ago

Sadly, our bureaucracy has no common sense – only scripts that they're afraid to break.

Load More Replies...
Zoe Wan
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so sweet. This bear will have a bright future.

Katinka Min
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think a future in an enclosure is 'bright' by a bears' standard but Iit's certainyl better than death. And it's certainly very sweet how these tough faced blokes fall in love with a wee bear cub.

Load More Replies...
NMN
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I just cant understand how there are countries that let (in this case suggest) people to kill endangered species. It baffles me. Or like some say "harvest", because animals are like berries that you joyfully pluck out of the wild while doing a harvest dance.

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Harvesting over populated animals is actually very important for the ecosystem. Plus, at least for deer, it creates far fewer vehicle hits and a great source of meat for hunters and their families.

Load More Replies...
Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda