Hi, my name is Brutus The Bear. I am a nine-year-old male brown bear. I was born at an overcrowded wildlife park where my future was uncertain. My future human parents adopted me at an early age; I was about the size of a squirrel. Currently I am about seven feet nine inches tall on my hind legs and close to nine hundred pounds in weight.
Casey and Ami raised me and could see right away that I was special. I enjoyed a lot of attention and loved to be in front of a camera. This has led me to be in many educational videos on bear safety. I have also had small parts in two movies, Iron Ridge and Pretty Ugly People. I am best known for co-hosting Expedition Wild with Casey Anderson.
I spend most of my days as an ambassador for my wild cousins; educating visitors from all around the world about bear safety and conservation.
My hobbies are rough housing with Sheena, swimming in my ponds, foraging for treats, breaking stuff, and hamming it up for the visitors.
My favorite dinner is a large elk and avocado salad with huckleberry ice cream for desert!
Hi, my name is Sheena. I am currently twenty- five years old. I was born in captivity with my twin sister Christi. We were sold at an exotic animal auction when we were cubs. We were purchased by private owners in Texas that had big plans for us, unfortunately those plans fell threw. Christi and I ended up spending fifteen years living in a six by four foot cage together. I remained in that cage for an additional three years alone. Christi spent those three years in a small enclosed cargo trailer.
When we were eighteen years old authorities stepped in and informed our owners to euthanize us or find us a new home immediately. USDA contacted Montana Grizzly Encounter to see if they could be our home forever. MGE dropped what they were doing and put together a rescue team and headed to Texas.
Once we arrived at MGE we were introduced to our new large indoor dens. It took Christi and I about a week to adjust to having so much space. When we were comfortable with our indoor dens, we were introduced to our outdoor habitat. We both found it exciting yet intimidating, it took us some time to acclimate ourselves to such a large open space. It was the first time that we could just be bears, to run and play, and even swim in a pond and all this at eighteen years old.
Christi passed away from leukemia in September of 2009. She was a special girl and is missed very much.
My hobbies include sleeping in, cuddling with all of my soft blankets, keeping Brutus in line, playing and soaking in my pond.
My favorite meal would have to be chicken with oranges and grapes, and yogurt for desert.