Bears are naturally drawn to fish, therefore fishing is one of their favorite pastimes. However, a large brown bear sharing a boat with a human companion and fishing together sounds like too much! That’s exactly what this kindhearted woman and her rescued bear do on a regular basis, believe it or not. Meet Veronika Dichka and Archie, her giant pal!
Even after being rescued, Archie the bear spent the most of his life at a safari park, and as a result, he was unable to be reintroduced into the wild. Unfortunately, this is what frequently happens to wild creatures who have been held in captivity for an extended period of time. Nonetheless, when he met Veronika two years ago, his life altered radically.
The kind woman chose to take in this gentle giant and care for him. They’ve been friends for almost two years and have a really unique, yet wonderful friendship! “We rescued him from the safari park, but he can’t be released into the wild since he’s spent his whole existence in confinement,” she explained.
The couple was recently caught on video fishing together on a lake in Novosibirsk, Russia, and the gorgeous photographs are straight out of a storybook. Despite the fact that they spend a lot of time together, fishing is still their favorite pastime. Perhaps it’s because they both enjoy new experiences.
“Archie lives with us every day and is obsessed with water,” Veronica added. “When I take him to new locations, he is ecstatic. We eat together, sleep in my arms when we’re scared, and hide behind me. We rescued him from the safari park, but he cannot be released into the wild because he has spent his whole existence in captivity.”
Take a look at these two unexpected pals spending quality time together!