Meet Stepan, a 300-pound, 7-foot tall domesticated bear who lives with his adopted family in Moscow, Russia.
Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko adopted Stepan when he was just a 3-month-old orphaned cub. He had lost his mother, and 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 “parents”.
“He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear – he is not aggressive at all … we have never been bitten by Stepan.” said Mrs Panteleenko.