While many have a dog, a cat, a hamster or a fish as a pet, Svetlana and Yuri Pantelenko cohabiting with a much larger and more unusual companion, a brown bear, called Stephan.
23 years ago, the couple from Russia adopted the wild animal when he was just three months, After being found by hunters and orphan in very poor health. Now Stephan weighs 136 pounds, It is longer than 2 meters and eats 25 pounds of food a day.
Is very obedient, loves to play ball, monitor tv, enjoy afternoon tea at the table, and of course the cuddly. Svetlana says Stephan is a very sociable bear, No striker, and never tried to bite a human being.