Casey Anderson is Called The Animal Magnet Because of His Intuitive Understanding of and Communication with Animals - Brutus the Bear was his 800 Pound 'Best Man' at his Wedding to Andrea Kay "Missi" Pyle
Casey with his bride and 800 lb grizzly bear 'best man'
Casey Anderson grew up in Montana with a mountain man father where nature was his playground and wild animals were his buddies. He raised a brown bear from the time he was a tiny fur ball and aptly named him Brutus who weighs in at 800 pounds. Casey says what he calls a 'salmon and avocado salad' is his Brutus' favorite sandwich.' It’s about 10 pounds of lettuce, carrots, grapes and oranges, 10 pounds of salmon, and 10 pounds of avocado. " He goes nuts for it!"
From the same interview bv April MacIntyre, in May of 2009, Casey explained that Brutus was dog-like in that he like companionship and loved to be petted. He said, "Dogs are afraid of him, but he’s very curious about them. He was raised around a black lab, but he got too big to play with the lab safely."
Watch this amazing footage of his close relationship with this magnificent creature.
By DEBRA KILLALEA
Casey insists the creatures (grizzly bears) are similar to humans in that they are intelligent, have personality, and according to him can even shed tears.
It is his passion for the creatures that sparked Anderson to set out on a year-long mission to chronicle the lives of Yellowstone National Park bears.
Together with National Geographic, Expedition Grizzly aims to dispel the negative stereotypes surrounding the bears and chart the impact humans have had on their environment.
In the documentary, which is due to air on National Geographic on May 3, Anderson lives among the bears, often in extreme conditions as he observes their behaviour. Read more
Below watch Casey filming and observing two young bears out on their own for the first time when they encounter a large grizzly....
Read a full length interview with the Huffington Post.
Riding the Fence: Embracing the Wolf Population in and Around the Yellowstone Park
WATCH Casey get up close and personal with grey wolves of Yellowstone:
Scientists say black bears are very smart and when food is the reward, they learn quicker than chimps. Click to watch the short video.
Black Bear Sitting: courtesy of pdphoto.org that was posted on: http://www.weforanimals.com/free-pictures/wild-animals/black-bears/black-bear-1.htm
"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
"I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on (the movie) Babe that by the
end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
~ James Cromwell