Watch This amazing 300 pound bear who loves to cuddle up and does household chores

The world over, people adopt pets and make them members of the family. But somehow Svetlana and Yuri Panteleenko thought differently. Their pet wasn’t a dog or a cat, moreover their pet was a loving and caring one that joined them for teas, watched TV and was inseparable from the family. Their pet was Stepan, the 300 pound Grizzly bear.

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Stepan is totally domesticated and was adopted by the Panteleenko family when he was just 3 months old. This bear spends time with family and even does his own share of housework.

1 This bear loves a good cuddle on the sofa

Stepan the family bear is huge at 7 feet. At 21 stone, he is one massive animal that would frighten anyone. But for the Panteleenkos, Stepan is family and is a gentle animal.

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When Stepan was found by hunters in the forest, he was just 3 months old and in a pitiful condition. He was adopted by the Pateleenkos and since then has become a family member whom Svetlana says is a gentle giant. Svetlana said, ‘Stepan likes nothing more than to cuddle up with us on the sofa at night while we’re watching television.” The bear loves being read a storybook by Yuri and dozes off on Yuri’s lap.

bear loves a good cuddle on the sofa

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2 This bear has amazing table manners

Both Yuri and Svetlana have trained Stepan to behave socially and even do his own share of housework where he sometimes waters plants. Stepan has an extremely gentle nature and has even learnt table manners as he sits at the dinner table with the family.

Stepan’s daily diet consists of 25 kg fish combined with vegetables and eggs. He also loves porridge and eats more than one bowl a day.

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Bear has amazing table manners1

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3 His Favorite Pastime Is Watching TV

Stepan dotes on his foster parents and behaves himself so he can get his favorite treat of a can of condensed milk as he has a sweet tooth, which is a common enough trait for bears who love gorging on honey.

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Stepan isn’t just restricted to the confines of his home. He is regularly brought outdoors where he loves nothing better than indulging in his favourite past time with the family, a game of football. At night he loves cuddling up to the family while they watch TV.

Bear Watching TV

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4 Watch the Incredible Video of Stepan the Family Bear

Stephan the family bear is so gentle and loving towards Yuri and Svetlana that he enjoys hugging them. This couple can truly say they understand the meaning of a bear hug. Watch the fantastic video of how these Russian families spend time with this loving gentle animal.

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