Russian brown bear chucks about his bath toys while cooling off in ice trough

This brown bear in western Russia really enjoys a good ice bath to cool off.

Footage captured on April 4 shows Stepan the bear playing with a ball while bathing in a pool full of ice chunks.

Stepan is a 25-year-old trained Brown Bear, who was rescued from hunters by a Russian couple when he was a cub.

The animal's body had several cuts and wounds when they found it so they took it home for recovery.

Stepan enjoys his life as a beloved pet and has become a star in Russian cinema.