Model poses with deadly grizzly bear raised as a vegetarian since he was adopted as a cub

A mannequin has been captured in a vary of intimate portraits posing with a 350kg Russian brown bear.   

Zhana Shveinova jumped on the probability to pose with the bear, who attracts followers from everywhere in the world and has loved a vegetarian food plan since he was a cub. 

Photographer Olga Barantseva contacted Stepan’s homeowners, Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko, who adopted the bear when he was simply three months previous, to organise the photoshoot.

In this assortment of pictures, Zhana, 35, who’s initially from Moscow however now lives in Cyprus, could be seen cuddling and stroking the bear, carrying a tiara and a lengthy white dress. 

Zhana (pictured) jumped on the probability to pose with Stepan, who attracts followers from everywhere in the world. She mentioned: ‘It’s been a life-long dream to see a bear up shut, and to observe these magnificent animals transfer freely’

Zhana mentioned: ‘I’m a teddy bear artist and toy maker of 14 years.

‘Ever since I can keep in mind I’ve been obsessed with stuffed toys, particularly bears, they had been my fixed companions.

‘So, after graduating from college, I made a decision to strive stitching my first toy… I have never stopped since.’

Photographer Olga Barantseva contacted Stepan’s homeowners, Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko, who adopted the bear when he was simply three months previous, to organise the photoshoot

She added: ‘Recently, I made a decision to change to creating extra reasonable bears and whereas searching for inspiration, I learnt about Stepan.

‘It’s been a life-long dream to see a bear up shut, and to observe these magnificent animals transfer freely.’

Zhana described the bear as ‘actually distinctive’ for being ‘a rescue [animal], a member of the family, and a buddy’.

Stepan was captured by hunters who tried to promote the infant bear on the market. The bear had a number of cuts and wounds when the Panteleenkos discovered him, in order that they took him dwelling in order that he might get well

She mentioned: ‘It reveals in the way in which he behaves with his mother and pop. He is handled with such kindness and respect, and he offers that again.

‘He is mild, he even holds you with a lot tenderness regardless of his dimension and weight.

‘I was very, very, fortunate to satisfy Stepan. It’s a distinctive expertise I’ll without end cherish.’

Zhana mentioned: ‘I’m a teddy bear artist and toy maker of 14 years.’ She added: ‘Ever since I can keep in mind I’ve been obsessed with stuffed toys, particularly bears, they had been my fixed companions’

Olga mentioned she has all the time beloved photographing folks with animals and noticed some tv broadcasts a couple of years in the past with Stepan, who has additionally starred in lots of Russian movies

Olga mentioned she has all the time beloved photographing folks with animals and noticed some tv broadcasts a couple of years in the past with the bear, who has additionally starred in lots of Russian movies.

Stepan was captured by hunters who tried to promote the infant bear on the market.

The Panteleenkos rescued him when he was a cub. 

The animal had a number of cuts and wounds after they discovered him, in order that they took him dwelling in order that he might get well. 

The bear, who’s greater than 7ft tall, typically sits down within the evenings to observe the tv with his homeowners, and he even helps to water the crops.

Zhana described Stepan as ‘actually distinctive’ for being ‘a rescue [animal], a member of the family, and a buddy’. She mentioned: ‘It’s been a life-long dream to see a bear up shut, and to observe these magnificent animals transfer freely’

Olga mentioned: ‘I’ve already photographed individuals who’ve travelled from Japan, China, Thailand, Austria, Switzerland, Mexico and India.’ 

She added: ‘I feel that there’s an excessive amount of evil within the trendy world, and what I need to present is love. Love between folks and nature, and between folks and animals.

‘What I need to present is that the world can dwell in concord. I’m impressed by Russian fairy tales – as they’re normally full of affection and kindness, the place folks and nature dwell in concord.’

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