Pilots launch campaign to care for rescued bear

Posted at 8:19 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 21:19:29-04

Upkeep on a rescued brown bear has become unbearable for one group of pilots; so they've created fundraising efforts to build a home for him.

Mansur was about the size of a cat when Russian pilots found him abandoned by his mother when he was around 1-month-old.

The furry friend soon became an honorary co-pilot, learning how to step on board for new adventures.

Three years later, Mansur is now 550 pounds.

As he grew, wildlife experts told caretakers the bear was too used to people and couldn't survive on his own. Pilots are forking over as much as $800 a month to feed and house him.

That's where you come in. They've launched a campaign to raise money on a crowdfunding site.

The money would go towards expanding a roaming area for him as well as a swimming pool for the summer.