• Grizzly Guardian finds wild calling

    By Corinne Garcia, Photos by Erik Petersen

    Not just anyone would opt for a bear as a pet in lieu of something a lot less intimidating. But for Casey Anderson, an animal lover and naturalist who has made a career out of working with and exploring some of the world’s most feared animals, somehow it doesn’t seem so strange. Host of the National Geographic Channel series “America the Wild,” the fifth generation Montanan has paved his own way through the animal kingdom, going from hobby tracker to wildlife expert and spokesperson.

    In 2002, Anderson met Brutus, a grizzly cub who was just the size of a squirrel. Through this quirky bear, and other wild animals he has come to know and understand, he has been able to dispel many myths about predators. But first, Anderson had to learn about them himself.

    What is Brutus like today? He’s a one-of-a-kind bear living at Anderson’s Montana Grizzly Encounter outside Bozeman.
    To view videos of Brutus, as well as other bears at the sanctuary, visit the santurary’s bearcam page.

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1 Comment

  1. christine nelson says: April 23, 2014 at 10:04 amReply

    Casey and Brutus are both one-of-a-kind….in a terrific way. Ive learned so much from Casey thru Nat Geo shows and his website, and he’s even taken the time to personally answer questions for me. He’s made me appreciate this terrific state and territory we live in, even more than I did before. He captives me with his way of teaching, like no one else ever has. Way to go Casey…..keep doing what you do !! Thank You :)

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