23 years ago, Russian couple, Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko adopted an 3 month old abandoned orphan bear who was in a rough shape and brought him back to health.
The bear has become part of the family, he is their son. Not only does he help around the house, he is also very affectionate.
Stepan has also starred in anti-hunting campaigns posing with Russian models.
Fun Facts about Stepan the bear
Weighs about 300 LBS (137 Kg)
Just over 7 feet tall (about 2 meters)
Eats 25 Kg of fish, eggs and veggies daily
Loves to hug
Plays with balls
Sits at the dinner table