Russian Couple Keep Bear As Pet Because They Have No Fear Of Death
Presently there are many reasons people keep dogs and rabbits as pets rather than bears, but I think they can all be distilled to 1 simple fact – they don’t want to die. It’s as simple as that actually, isn’t it?
Bears are cute and all that, but could possibly be also more than in a position of absolutely mauling anybody who pisses them off.
Anyway, with that established, meet Stepan – a 23-year-old bear who lives in Russia.
Admittedly, around 100, 000 brown holds are estimated to live in Eurasia according to the World Wildlife Fund – but unlike most Russian bears, Stepan doesn’t just live in the wild, or even in a zoo.
Not again, this individual spends almost all of his time chilling with his proprietors, Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko, who presumably have no anxiety about death.
Stepan holds at a huge more effective foot tall and weighs about 21 stone. The Panteleenkos adopted him when he was only 3 months old, which means he’s tamer than the average keep.
Lucky for Svetlana and Yuriy, some might suggest.
I’m still not sure I’d trust living with him though. They’re a brave couple.
Conversing with the Sun about how this all came about, Svetlana said: “Stepan likes nothing more than to cuddle up with us on the sofa at night while we’re watching television.
“When we adopted him, he was only 90 days old and had been found by hunters in the forest, having lost his mother. He was in a very bad condition. ”
The pair says that Stepan is into playing football, watering plants and having picnics. A new teddy bear picnic – this just writes itself, doesn’t it?
He feeds on 25kg of fish, fresh vegetables, and eggs every day, which must make for big mealtimes. No wonder they already have got him earning his keep in the garden.
Svetlana added: “He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable carry. ” Er, yeah, we will take your word for it, mate.
She added: “Despite what people might think, he is not extreme at all. We have never been bitten by Stepan. ”
Well, those guys seem to be pretty arranged with their pet bear – fair play to them for raising him since he was a cub.
Rather them than myself, though.
Guess what, though? The couple isn’t anyplace near being the first individuals to keep a carry as an unlikely furry buddy.
For example, in the 18th Century, poet and all-round LAD Lord Byron made a decision to keep a carry as a pet as a ‘fuck you’ to Cambridge University, after they banned him from bringing his dog to halls. As you do.
Negative news if it is giving you ideas, though – the Dangerous Wild Animals Work 1976 makes it hard to use a bear in the UK, with an exclusive license and requirements needing to be met if you would like to keep one.
So, this a little advice from me for you – maybe just get a dog.