Saving an abandoned grizzly Bear turns into an emotional saga of love and friendship!
Grizzly bears are often thought to be at their best when in the deep woods. Man has always maintained a distance from these bears as they sometimes get wild and attack people often killing them. However, this was not the case with an abandoned grizzly bear who eventually turned out to be the best friend of his master.
1 Best Man for the owner
Casey Anderson had met this abandoned grizzly bear cub in the wild and did not have a little idea on the ways his life would change, post his meeting with the bear cub. He named the abandoned bear cub as Brutus.
The friendship of Casey and Brutus has been going strong ever since the grizzly bear, Brutus was about 5 months of age. The bear cub was rescued by Casey from a wildlife park which was overcrowded and not much effort was being put in to care for the abandoned bear cub. The small bear cub would have eventually passed away unattended had it not been for the efforts of Casey who not only took the bear cub home but also ensured that it was cared for appropriately.
The unusual attachment that Casey had with this grizzly bear can be understood from the fact that he chose Brutus to be his best man when he got married. In usual cases, people choose their siblings or friends as their best man.
2 Unique emotional bond
It has not been seen in usual cases that a bear could have an emotional bond with human beings. However, things proved otherwise in case of Brutus and Casey Anderson.
Both are so close that they can easily understand each other’s emotions and respond with the required gesture. Brutus has grown into a big grizzly bear and now lives happily in Montana Grizzly Encounter. However, Casey ensures that Brutus is well cared for and visits him on a regular basis.
The homecoming of Brutus as best man for Casey on the occasion of his wedding is a testimony of their closeness.
Initially it was tough for Casey to let Brutus return to Montana Grizzly Encounter as Brutus had spent first three years of his life with Casey. The absence of mother in the baby bear’s life had its impact on Brutus and the bear cub reacted with amazement when it was left at the Montana Grizzly Encounter.
However, Casey visited the bear regularly and slowly Brutus adapted to the life of the care centre. The usual meetings with Casey made the transition smooth for the bear cub at that time.
3 Friendly nature of Brutus
Brutus has a friendly nature more so due to its upbringing at Casey’s home. The grizzly bear was a regular member of Casey’s family until the time it got difficult for the family to keep the bear as it was growing older and bigger in size.
However, Brutus took his shifting from Casey’s home to Grizzly home with a sporting spirit and always had a friendly nature with the other bears at Montana Grizzly Encounter. Brutus however returns to Casey’s home on a regular basis and its latest appearance was as the best man for Casey Anderson during his wedding.
This close association of Brutus and Casey strengthens the belief that man and wild animals can live in close harmony if proper care and attention is given to them in cases where such animal cubs are found abandoned.
Grizzly bears are otherwise very dangerous and sudden encounter in the wild could prove disastrous. However cases like this prove that a close emotion bond can exist between humans and animals if people like Casey Anderson exist in more numbers. Saving an abandoned grizzly bear turned out to be the best experience ever for Casey!