This is Stepan, the tame bear who lives with his humans Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko in Moscow, Russia. Stepan was adopted by the Panteleenkos when he was only a 3-month-old cub. He was an orphan, found by hunters in a forest. And he was all alone and in severely, poor condition. So, Svetlana and Yuriy made up their minds to bring him into their home to live.
It’s been 23 years and Stepan has matured into a loving bear who helps out around the house by watering the plants. He also loves to watch television 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.”
Every day Stepan consumes 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs! But the silly thing manages to keep in shape thanks to his love for football. He also keeps very busy acting in movies and posing in photoshoots.
This couple adopted Stepan when he was just a 3-month-old orphaned cub
He was found by some hunters in the forest and was very weak and all alone
But Svetlana and Yuriy nurtured him back to a healthy bear
Now he’s a 23-year-old adorable 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”
He does enjoy his cup of tea, also
This gentle giant manages to keep in shape thanks to his love of outdoor games
But, he enjoys nothing more than snuggling with his humans on a couch…
And have we mentioned the fact that gardening is his all time passion?
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