Do you like to hear a story about a couple who coexisted peacefully with a brown bear, one of the largest and deadliest predators on the planet, for 23 years? This story may surprise you, but it is not shocking to Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko, a Russian couple. For more than two decades, they shared their home with a massive bear.
Watch this unusual family, here.
The Pantalenko couple met this little Stepan bear cub when he was 3. The helpless cub was screaming for help. No matter how scared he was, this couple didn’t want to leave him. The sight of this adorable cub in such a precarious state broke their hearts, and as a result, they made the courageous decision to bring him inside and provide for his needs.
From then till today, this brown bear has been living peacefully with this couple for 2 decades.
”We eat breakfast together” said Svetlana
“He watches TV dramas with us every day.”
“It is a big thing for us that he helps with the garden work.”
“No matter how fierce an animal is, it likes to be petted like a child.”
“He loves football and enjoys acting in films and photoshoots.”
“We read books together”
“He likes to drink tea in the morning.”