Family live with a 300-pound bear

Family live with a 300-pound bear


Most people strain bears afar while walking or during their trip to the zoo. But one Russian family lives, plays dies and shares their life with a 300lb bear, his name is Stepan.
Stephan is a 23-year-old bear and lives with Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko. Svetlana shared with Daily Mail that they had taken in Stepan when he was just a three month old and since than Stephan lives with them, shocking yes?does not it? He was found in bad condition by hunters in the forest and had lost his mother.
Stepan absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear, despite what people might think, he is very lovely and not aggressive at all. We have never been bitten by Stepan. He’s got so many talents and loves a picnic. He doesn’t eat us out of house and home, Svetlana explained, it is a wonder.


Now, the 23-year-old Stepan stands at over 7-feet tall and is described by his family as extremely soft. He absolutely loves giving hugs.
The gentle brown huge dines at the table with Svetlana and Yuriy, drinking out of tea cups and also eating on plates. Stepan seems to have fantastic table manners!
Stepan regularly sits on the love seat, next to his pop, as he reads Stepan a storybook.


Stepan is so domesticated that he even sits in-between his mom and dad, on the couch in their living room, during the evenings as they watch television together.
Stepan LOVES to snuggle. He’s a bear charge with lots of love and cuddles to give.
They’ll even gently wrestle with Stepan in their backyard.
The fascinating bear is very helpful. Stepan helps his parents around the house, he is watering the plants in the garden.
They love to play football and other ball games with Stepan to give him his daily dose of exercise. The bear loves to play catch, Stepan will catch any ball thrown his way.
The couple keeps Stepan happy and healthy by feeding him 25kg of fish, vegetables, and eggs, reported by Daily Mail. Stepan’s favorite meal is a can of condensed milk. A sweet treat for a bear sweet bear!
The couple’s pictures with Stepan makes us want to take a bear and bring him home. Stepan looks like he gives the best hugs! Share this bear-tastes story with your bear-loving friends.

They are very lovely, I think. I have never heard or seen about bear like Stepan.

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