This Russian Couple Adopted An Orphaned Bear Over 22 Years Ago, And They Still Live Together Today

It’s not a conventional family, granted, but the Panteleenko unit has been a solid once since they adopted Stepan, an orphaned bear, 23 years ago.

Daily Mail reports that Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko took in Stepan when he was just 3 months old. He was found by hunters in a forest all alone and in a very bad condition. Twenty-three years later, the three still live as a family in Moscow, Russia. And, contrary to appearances, the 300-pound, 7-ft bear is a gentle giant.

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