There are some simple images that are worth a thousand words, and this one is certainly one of them.It was captured at the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York, about five years ago, but its value hasn’t changed in that time.
Jim Kowalczik is the co-founder of the Orphaned Wildlife Center, along with his wife Susan Kowalczik.The two were licensed wildlife rehabilitators in 1996, but the center didn’t officially launch until 2015, when they rescued an injured black bear.
Since that day, Jim and Susan have saved many other orphaned bears.Jim had never worked with bears before, despite the fact that Susan had done so her entire life.However, he has no trouble winning their furry friends’ hearts thanks to his kindness and sincerity.They all adore him tremendously.
Every day, Jim looks after their rescued bears.He bathes, feeds, and plays with them, and when he’s tired, they even snuggle together for a quick nap.To be honest, they appreciate and treasure each other as if they were real family.
The image above shows Jim and four Syrian bears (Maddy, Judy, Jenny, and Amy) sleeping soundly on a pile of hay.It’s no secret that sleeping with bears is a dangerous practice that can harm both humans and bears, but these guys seemed perfectly fine with it. It wasn’t the first time Jim had dozed off with his giant pals, and it certainly wouldn’t be the last.Visit the Orphaned Wildlife Center’s website and Facebook page for more delightful moments with Jim and his adorable friends.Last but not least, don’t forget to tell your friends and family about this incredible story!