Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Really Big! Teddy Bear

Meet Stepan, a domesticated bear who lives with his humans Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko in Moscow, Russia. The Panteleenkos adopted Stepan when he was just a 3-month-old orphaned cub. He was found by hunters in a forest all alone and in a very bad condition, so Svetlana and Yuriy decided to give him a home.

23 years later, Stepan has grown into a loving bear who helps around the house by watering plants and loves watching TV 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.”
Stepan eats 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs every day! But the goofball manages to stay in shape thanks to his love for football. He also keeps himself busy with acting in films and posing for photo shoots.

This couple adopted Stepan when he was a 3-month-old orphaned cub

He was found by hunters in a forest very weak and lonely

But Svetlana and Yuriy nurtured him back to health

Now he’s a 23-year-old loving goofball!

“He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear”

The bear eats 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs every day!

He does enjoy his cup of tea, too

And did we mention that gardening is his ultimate passion?

Adding a few more images I found.

This one looks like Steven Segal has a new friend.


Freewill said...

Stop looking! We found where Putin's steed went!

Imagine the look on a thief's face breaking in to that home in the middle of the night..

Anonymous said...

Absolutely delightful post. My husband when a child, in Poland, grew up with a bear cub. He and his brother played and wrestled with it, and they took baths together. The mother bear had been killed on the side of the road, so my husbands father scooped up the cub, and took him home to food. warmth and safety. They played and romped and enjoyed each other for several years, then, it was too much to feed him, so he was given to a very large and open zoo.
One of the best memories my husband has of his childhood years. He was about five or six. The bear was like a furry little brother.
Life can be so remarkable...

Anonymous said...

Awe how cute! But to quote Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jarusic Park): Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and um, screaming.

Reminds me of the lady who raised a chimpanzee that later ripped her face off.

NicheExpert said...

Teddy Bears have been around for over 100 years, but that doesn't stop designers and inventors from coming up with wacky new ways of using, altering, or (in some cases) destroying them! From the innovative to the kitsch, the world of Teddy Bears is full of inventive new ideas, ranging from the wonderfully touching, to the downright weird! cute teddy bear names