People might often think of bears and wild animals who can also be very aggressive but this is not always the case. Russian couple Svetlana and Yuriy Pateleenko are living proof of this, since they adopted Stepan, a domesticated bear who lives with them since he was only 3 months old.
Stepan has lived with the couple in Moscow for the past 23 years. Svetlana and Yuriy adopted him when he was found in a forest as a cub and gave him a home. The three of them live happily and Stepan’s humans claim he’s not only adorable and calm, he’s also quite helpful around the house. “He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear – despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all” shared Svetlana. “We have never been bitten by Stepan.”
Of course, given Stepan’s size, he eats a lot of food – and we mean a lot! Up to 25kg of fish and vegetables per day are included on his diet but he keeps busy playing football. A sports-playing-bear? That’s a first for us, but hey, we bet he’s quite good.
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