It’s one thing to photograph a group of pals on a fishing trip, but it’s quite another when one of them is a grizzly bear. Veronika Dichka, a woman from Novosibirsk, Russia, wanted to adopt a bear named Archie from a safari park that she had to close due to financial difficulties.
Archie was saved from a circus when he was a puppy, and he has lived in the zoo alongside other animals since since. Unfortunately, the zoo had to close owing to several issues brought by the epidemic, as it became more impossible to sustain the facility’s costs.
The kind mother decided to adopt him and provide him with the life he deserved for the rest of his life.
Veronika explained to the Daily Mail:
“We can’t release it into the wild since it has spent its entire existence in captivity.”
Veronika was familiar with the bear because they had worked together on countless picture shoots, but they were just two coworkers. However, after adopting him, they became inseparable friends, as seen by the picture recordings of their lovely connection.
Both act like any other couple of friends who value the companionship they provide each other on a daily basis, therefore they fill their time with various activities.
Although their relationship is doubtful, it is nonetheless poignant for those who are aware of their tale and are moved by the photographs.
Archie is brilliant, understands different tricks, and is well disciplined, as well as being too devoted and spoilt. Veronika, on the other hand, is a model and a professional dancer, but they share a shared taste, and it’s time for sport fishing.
A video was recently published showing friends enjoying a day of fishing on the waters of Lake Novosibirsk. The day was fantastic for both of them, as seen by many images that Veronika opted to post with all of her Instagram followers.
Archie appeared cheerful, and he sat alone in the small boat, clutching the fishing rod and oars, as if he understood what he was doing.
“Archie lives with us all day and is obsessed with water. He like it when I take him to new areas, so this fishing trip was a treat for him ».
Because the bear considers Veronika to be a member of his family, he enjoys spending time with her and even shares food with her. They also sleep together, and he regularly offers her friend hugs, hiding behind her even when Archie is terrified.