MAN RAISES AN ORPHANED GRIZZLY BEAR AS HIS BEST FRIEND, AND THEY BECOME INSEPARABLE

Since he was a young boy growing up in Montana, Casey Anderson has loved wild animals. He loves bears the most, and over the years, he has worked to protect them and teach people about them. And he has a special relationship with bears because he raised Brutus, an 800-pound grizzly bear, from when it was a cub. Casey found Brutus in the Alaskan mountains next to his dead mother. He took care of the cub after he saved him. Casey started the Montana Grizzly Encounter Rescue and Educational Sanctuary when Brutus got too big to stay at his house. Casey told Oprah, “This connection is more than just taking care of Brutus.”


“They are animals with a lot of feelings… When he was a baby, I fed him from a bottle and looked into his eyes. A tear came out of his eye. I just figured that he was straining while drinking from the bottle. Brutus had a bit of a stomachache a few years after that. He had the same tear in each eye. I realized at that moment that grizzly bears can feel the same things we do.” “I was having a hard time and was very upset about some things… I was in tears, “Casey said. “I could tell that he wanted to help me feel better. He came up to me and gave me a gentle push. He just stood by me and listened to me, and when I was crying, he was there. I really needed him to do that. Both people give and take in this relationship.”

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