Adopted Since 3 Months Old, Abandoned Bear Has Lived With His Human Family For 23 Years

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Do you believe in the friendship between humans and a wild bear? Some people may think that this only happens in fairy books but it does exist, guys. A couple from Russia adopted an abandoned bear cub 23 years ago and have lived with the giant since then.

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Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko adopted Stepan the abandoned bear when he was just 3 months old. The poor cub was initially spotted and rescued in the forest by hunters. Stepan was in very terrible condition at that time. This urged the couple to take the bear cub in and give him a home.

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It’s 23 years since they offered the motherless bear cub a family. Stepan has grown up into a 300lb and 7-foot giant bear.

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Some people may be scared of his nature and appearance. But Stepan the bear turns out to be affectionate and adorable. He loves hugging his humans and snuggling onto them.

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Additionally, the bear has never hurt people around him. He really enjoys his life with humans. Stepan even helps his human with housework like watering plants.

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“He loves people and is a sociable bear – despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all. We have never been bitten by Stepan.”

One of the bear’s hobbies is watching TV with his mom and dad. And he never misses asking them for cuddles during this time.

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“Stepan likes nothing more than to cuddle up with us on the sofa at night while we’re watching television.”

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Stepan eats a lot. He consumes up to 25kg of fish, eggs, and vegetables every single day. His favorite treat of all time is a can of condensed milk.

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Interestingly, the bear loves moving around. He loves playing football and acting as a model for films and photoshoots.

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What an adorable giant pet bear! If you love him, just share this post with your family and friends!

H/T: Boredpanda

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