The level of awesomeness here is unbearable!
This Himalayan bear loves to ride shotgun around the city with its human bestie.
Meet Toptyzhka – the Himalayan bear that travels in style around the Russian city of Novosibirsk. The wild animal is usually accompanied by its human buddy Veronika Dichka, 24.
The car ride Toptyzhka most enjoys is the one that leads to forests and fields where the bear can climb trees and roam free.
As per Daily Mail, Veronika claims she never uses a cage while traveling with her extraordinary companion. Instead, the bear prefers to ride shotgun and observe the road ahead. She explained:
“While traveling in the car, Toptyzhka behaves quite calmly, although he sometimes loves to play with the seat belt by pulling it out.
He is an inquisitive bear and the main thing he was interested in was the steering wheel. He was also having a great time turning on and off the light with his nose.”
The 24-year-old added that her beary unusual friend “always has a positive attitude towards car trips because of his curious nature.”
Furthermore, Maya Kirsanova, the bear’s owner, said Veronika has been incredibly helpful as she spends almost every day with Toptyzhka, keeping him company and driving him around.
Interestingly, Dichka herself owns a bear, which he rescued from a safari park in 2019. She commented:
“I am often asked if I am afraid of bears, but I would say, on the contrary, I feel safe with Toptyzhka.”
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