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Russian Brown Bear Who Was Abandoned As A Cub And Raised By Humans Has Now Started A Modeling Career (30 Pics)

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Stepan is a 28-year-old brown bear that is quite well-known in Russia for a good amount of reasons. As a cub, the infamous Russian bear was abandoned by his mother, but luckily enough, he was adopted by a pair of very loving humans, Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko.

Given that the bear grew up around people for the majority of his life (adopted as a 3-month-old cub), Stepan pretty much became a domesticated pet bear. To find out more about how the Russian brown bear became who he is today.

Nowadays, Stepan is not only a friendly and human-loving bear, but also a model for the famous Russian photographer Mila Zhdanova, who came to know about Stepan through his owners.

Mesmerized with the Zhdanova’s work, We reached out to this incredibly talented photographer to learn more, and you can find an interview with her below!

More info: Instagram | vk.com

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Written by Jonas

Jonas is a writer at Nasty Bear with a degree in Communication. After working as a teacher, he loves visual storytelling, and he enjoys covering viral stuff to photography. Over a million people have read the posts he's written throughout his years in Nasty Bear, which is probably more than he could count to.

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