The strange story of a Russian family that decided to adopt a 140 kg bear at home
In a period in which we talk more and more about extended families, here is the singular story of a truly special family. Meeting Yuriy and Svetlana Panteleenko on the street it would seem to be an absolutely normal couple but, going to visit them at home, one realizes that there is something very different in their lives.
Their son, in fact, is a bear of 140 kg who they christened with the name of Stepan.
The couple adopted the bear when it was 3 months old, found by malnourished hunters, after losing its mother due to poachers.
Although many have told the couple to avoid adopting it, given that it could have been dangerous, even involuntarily, given their size, the two have not taken care of these warnings and have welcomed him home as their own child, educating him in a decided manner human.
Stepan does everything with his human parents: have lunch at the table, watch TV on the sofa. He is not at all aggressive and has never bitten or hurt anyone. His only flaw? His huge appetite that requires a great deal of effort, especially economic!