Thursday, June 27, 2013

Casey Anderson

Casey Anderson, the man whose best friend is an 800lb bear named Brutus.

This is not an exaggeration.

As a child growing up in the wilderness of Montana, Casey was known as the "animal magnet". Somehow animals were always able to find him and he loved it. After college, he became an animal keep and travelled around the world and met a lot of unique animals. Then Brutus entered into his life.
"Brutus was born in an overpopulated wildlife park. Casey rescued him from being euthanized and built a new sanctuary just for Brutus. A natural performer, Brutus was comfortable around people, making him a perfect assistant to teach park visitors about grizzly anatomy and conservation — and starring in educational videos and even feature films and television shows." [via]
Even to this day they remain close, they work together promoting grizzly awareness or just goofing around on feature films, tv shows, and commercials. Brutus was even his best man at his wedding!

Who could imagine that a bear could become so tame that he can attend a wedding and a Thanksgiving filled with people.

It looks so surreal, that the bear looks photoshopped...
Though working with animals has endangered his life before, it hasn't stopped him from doing what he loves.

 "...if it's your passion, you lick your wounds and turn the corner."
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