This dude has officially fulfilled my childhood dream by having his very own grizzly bear! Towering 6 inches taller than Shaq with a bite force strong enough to crush a bowling ball and the ability to kill a human with a single paw is the 800-pound grizzly named Brutus. His best friend? Renowned naturalist Casey Anderson who has raised him from birth.

Driven by compassion, the pair takes a a yearlong odyssey to shed light on Yellowstone's "island" population of about 600 grizzlies, hemmed in on all sides by roads and human settlement. Anderson lives among them in extreme conditions, observing their behaviors and even tasting some of their favorite foods.

"From my very first encounter, I've been fascinated by this amazing animal. The more I learned, the more I wanted to share their story, and the story of these particular bears - Yellowstone grizzlies - is a little known chapter in U.S. history." -Casey Anderson.

You can catch more of this dynamic duo on National Geographic Channel's "Expedition Grizzly which will premiere on Sunday, May 3rd at 9pm.

via coffeerooms and national geographic.

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Tags: Bear, Casey Anderson, Grizzly, National Geographic, animals, photos

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Comment by PANDA JU on April 27, 2009 at 2:26pm
My bear:

Comment by Mary on April 25, 2009 at 2:47pm
I think I will watch this, but will be terrified every second... (although I am sure we would hear about it in the news if something happened before the show aired)
Definitely thinking of Timothy Treadwell, and also that recent chimp attack.
Comment by Eugene on April 24, 2009 at 3:40pm
@Alice - Just set it up!
Comment by alice on April 24, 2009 at 3:04pm
i can't wait for this! let's TIVO it!
Comment by Charles on April 24, 2009 at 2:57pm
amazing. the dinner table photo is too funny I'm surprised the bear behaved so well with all that food in front of him. lucky.
Comment by Rachel Anne on April 24, 2009 at 2:46pm
I don't wanna say it... but this just looks like an accident waiting to happen.
Lest we forget what happend to the other "Grizzly Man" Timothy Treadwell...

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