To Help Four Orphaned Bears Fall Asleep, Devoted Wildlife Keeper Takes Naps With Them

Some people go above and beyond: for the love they have for wild animals, even though these creatures weigh around 1,500 pounds.

Jim Kowalczik is a dedicated keeper at the Orphaned Wildlife Center (OWC) in Otisville, New York. Kowalczik is willing to do everything to make them feel comfortable. Even if this involves taking naps next to them.

Four orphaned bears (two Kodiak bears and two Syrian brown bears) arrived at the center almost a decade ago: and over time, a very strong and special bond had formed between them and Jim.

The relationship they share is so special that Jim even takes naps with them, just to make them feel comfortable.