I think I may end up shouting my opinion here.
Pet Bears and 6 year old girls don't go together.
Regardless of the law, that dad should not be putting his daughter in danger by having a wild bear living in their home. This is not a cute puppy dog. This is a wild beast that can instantly kill or mutilate the little girl.
As a side note, we do not know whether the orphaned bear has eaten since becoming an orphan. The article twists that detail to sound like the bear doesn't eat becase he is at a zoo.