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Orphaned Tiny Cub Rescued by Family but they NEVER thought he’d end up their 300-pound Son

By - 2nd January 2017

A Russian couple, Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko were given a tiny bear cub 23 years ago by two friends of theirs after they found him abandoned while in the forest, it was either leave him to die or try to raise him. They decided they would choose the second option and nurse him back to health, as its mother was nowhere to be found.

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Reported by Inspire More, “The couple named him Stepan, and instantly fell in love with him after spending time as a family. The 300 lbs bear became like a son to them, living in their home as if he were human.

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They even watch television and sit on the couch with the 23-year-old bear.

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Stepan is known to be very silly and goofy, always laughing and smiling with his parents. “He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear.”

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“Despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all”

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“We have never been bitten by Stepan.”

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The growing boy eats 25 kg of fish, vegetables, and eggs every day!

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He’s become known as a really great athlete, playing with soccer balls to pass the time.

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The gentle giant loves to snuggle with his parents, letting them know just how much he appreciates them!”

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