A Russian family Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko adopted a very large bear named Stepan aged three months, is now aged 23. His height is more than seven feet, the couple says that because they have known Stepan so long his temperament is extremely gentle and he enjoys giving hugs. The large mammal is so domesticated the family often sit down together in the evenings to watch television and While Stepan gets through more than a bowl of porridge a day his favourite dish is a can of condensed milk and he also eats 25 kg fish and vegetables. The family says the bear can often be found cuddling up to them on the sofa while watching television of an evening, playing football and never bitten them.
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