Domesticated This 7ft Bear Lives With Russian Couple

Meet the household that sits down to dinner with A BEAR at the table. While Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko, from Russia, might seem the ordinary couple, but for their 23-year-old bear named Stepan.

Stepan eats 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs each day but his favourite dish is a can of condensed milk.


Domesticated This 7ft Bear Lives With Russian Couple

Mr and Mrs Panteleenko adopted Stephan when he was just three months, he was found by hunters in the forest having lost his mother and was in a very bad condition.

‘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,’ Mrs Panteleenko said.

At more than 7ft tall, Stepan is so domesticated that the family have been known to sit down in the evenings to watch the television together and he even steps in to help with household chores by watering the plants.  Now, the monstrous seven foot tall bear has been living with them for 23. So cool!

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