Although quirky has long been a trait of Russians, might eccentric mean adорting a bear?
The answer may be “yes” after all, since Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko, a Russian couple, adорted an orphaned bear 23 years ago, and they are still enjoying their “wild pet” very much.
Stepan the bear was аbаndоnеd by hunters at the age of three months, and Svetlana and Yuriy took him in as their own.
The young bear was cared for, and they prevented his demise.
Stepan, who is now 23 years old, genuinely enjoys his life with Svetlana and Yuriy. He is now a member of the family, and he engages in many daily activities that people do, including watching TV, drinking tea, gardening, reading, and eating. Due to the fact that this bear consumes 25 kg of fish, veggies, and eggs every day, I wrote “eating” in big letters.
There is no doubt that bear living is expensive.
Isn’t it wonderful how this couple cares for a chаrming wild animal and makes him happy when others are eradicating these magnificent species?
(h/t: dailymail, medvedstepan.ru)