This unusual family’s story, that began in Moscow, Russia, 23 years ago when Svetlana and Yutity Penteleenko found a barely 3-month-old brown bear in the forest, didn’t take long to go viral on social media.
This little orphan bear was found looking for its mother in the forest, but there was no sign of her anywhere. Upon spotting the little cub, the Russian couple decided to take him home with them and did everything they could to take care of him.
From this moment on, the bear became part of their family and never left them. The couple has been sharing their lives with this bear ever since and 23 years later, they now have a fully grown, adult bear, weighing approximately 300 lbs, as a member of their family.
The bear has successfully been domesticated and settled into the family, and he even plays games with them in the garden and relaxes next to them on the sofa. The couple claims that they’re not at all worried or scared that the bear might attack them.
‘He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear - despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all.’
In terms of feeding their pet, the couple has revealed that he consumes approximately 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs every day. The bear has a very healthy diet and is very happy with his adoptive family.
The couple recently decided to share photos of their loving and unusual pet and it didn’t take long for these photos to go viral on all social media networks. Don’t forget to check out the video above to see these images that went viral.