This Russian Family Has a Cuddly Bear as a Pet

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This Russian Family Has a Cuddly Bear as a Pet

Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko might seem an ordinary couple, just like any other. But there is something they have that no one else has and you won’t believe what it is… their pet is a 23-year-old bear who they named Stepan.

Yes, yes, a bear is a bear, but Stepan is so domesticated that the family is well known to watch the television together, having tea parties, helping out around the house, among other things, just like any other normal couple. Not saying that they are not, what it is not really so normal is their pet. Not always you get to know someone who has a bear as a lovely pet.

Standing at more than seven foot, the large mammal is so domesticated the family often sit down together in the evenings to watch television.

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And the bear has even been known to help out around the house – or at least in the garden – by watering the plants.
While Stepan gets through more than a bowl of porridge a day his favourite dish is a can of condensed milk thanks to a sweet tooth.

I can only feel jealous of this couple. This family is truly un-bear-lievable.

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