Naturalist Casey Anderson grew up in the wild of Montana. Friends and family alike noticed early on that wild animals of all sorts gravitated towards him, and he to them. Whether because of his kind heart or kindred adventurous spirit, Casey Anderson has always had a forest full of friends.
Casey met Brutus, a yearling grizzly, back in 2003. Brutus was born in captivity and was destined to remain in a cage or be euthanized due overpopulation in the wildlife conservation park where he was reared.
Instead of leaving Brutus to his fate, Casey stepped up and saved the day! He convinced the conservation authorities to let him raise Brutus at home until he was strong enough to survive on his own. They’ve been inseparable ever since.
Brutus now weighs in at 800 pounds and stands 10 feet tall. Casey and his pal work together to bring awareness to conservation problems and show others that bears aren’t the menaces we’ve made them out to be.
And when faced with the decision of who to choose for his best man, Casey knew it could only be Brutus. His best buddy.
Check out the pictures below and see what best friends are all about!