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The “Bear Man Of Finland” Has A Bond With Brown Bears That You Have To See To Believe

73-year-old Sulo Karjalainen is  known to many in his native Finland as the “Bear Man. ” He runs the  Kuusamo Large Carnivore Centre with his brother Jalo.  Kuusamo is home to more than 20 orphaned brown bears.

After he completed his work on a research project studying Finnish carnivores, Sulo was asked if he would mind taking in some cubs. Over the years a deep bond has grown up between Sulo and his furry companions. The Fin, who has lived on the same farm all his life, has become a celebrity in his homeland. At present Sulo looks after six bears – and has no plans to retire any time soon.