In Russia, an adventurous Himalayan bear named Toptyzhka has found an unusual mode of transportation. The bear is chauffeured around the city of Novosibirsk by his human friend, 24-year-old Veronika Dichka.
Toptyzhka doesn’t just enjoy city drives; he also accompanies Dichka on trips to forests and fields, where he can climb trees and roam freely.
In fact, the bear never travels in a cage and always takes the passenger seat in the car.
Dichka shares that Toptyzhka is well-behaved during rides, although he occasionally fiddles with the seatbelt.
The inquisitive bear is also fascinated by the car’s steering wheel and delights in switching the lights on and off with his nose. Toptyzhka’s curious nature makes him an enthusiastic traveler.
Toptyzhka’s owner, Maya Kirsanova, needed assistance caring for the bear, so Dichka stepped in. Since then, she has spent nearly every day with the gentle giant.
Dichka is no stranger to bears; she rescued one from a safari park in 2019. When asked if she fears bears, she responds, “On the contrary, I feel safe with Toptyzhka.”
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