Dogs have been domesticated and pets of humans for centuries. But their much bigger bear cousins just aren’t nice enough to keep in the house. But that didn’t stop this Russian couple from adopting a lost bear cub and raising it in their house just like a puppy. Now, the monstrous seven foot tall bear has been living with them for 23. So cool!
This family is un-bear-lievable! 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.
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.
While Stepan gets through more than a bowl of porridge a day – he chows down on 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs – his favourite dish is a can of condensed milk thanks to a sweet tooth.