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Published on Jan 23, 2018

A Florida mother and son have an extended family in the form of more than a dozen bears. Johnny Welde IV and his mother, Monica, spend their days caring for 14 bears, each of which weigh up to 1,000 pounds. Johnny says he has been around bears since he was 3 years old, as bears have been in his family for 91 years. Welde says, “To us, they are very safe.”’s Keleigh Nealon ( has more.

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