Devoted wildlife keeper takes naps with four orphan bears to help them fall asleep

Some people go above and beyond for the love they carry to wild animals, even though these creatures weigh around 1,500 pound.

‘This devoted wildlife keeper is willing to do everything, only to make the four bears he cares for, to feel comfortable. Even if this involves taking naps next to them.’



Jim Kowalczik has always loved animals and he constantly tried to-help them and protect them, especially bear’s. So aiming to-help each and every hopeless bear cub out there, Jim and his wife Susan founded The: Orphaned Wildlife Center / a rehabilitation center for orphaned bears, in Otisville, New York.

Since 1990, the couple has been taken care of so many bears that found themselves in need of help. Yet, Jim never had such a strong bond with no animal that lived here, as he has with his four favorite bear’s, two Kodiak bears and two Syrian brown bear’s. The four arrived the center nearly a decade ago and over the time a very-strong and special bond had formed between them and the man that looks after them.


The relationship they share is so special, that Jim even takes napes with them, just to make them feel comfortable. In a series of heartwarming snaps, this big-hearted man can be seen sleeping next to his four giant friends. As you can imagine, Jim and his furry friends-are-only sleeping side by side, but they also have all sort of funny activities together. One, that everyone seems to adore is playing in the snow.


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