"That's why we talk about having three f's, instead of two. There's fight or flight, and there's film making."
Nicknamed the “animal magnet” as a kid, Casey Anderson grew up in Montana surrounded by wilderness and animals. After college, he became an animal keeper and trainer at wildlife parks, traveling to elephant orphanages in Kenya, hanging out with crocodiles and even getting thrashed by a mountain lion. Then baby Brutus came into his life. Brutus was born in an overpopulated wildlife park. Casey rescued him from being euthanized and built a new sanctuary just for Brutus. A natural performer, Brutus was comfortable around people, making him a perfect assistant to teach park visitors about grizzly anatomy and conservation — and starring in educational videos and even feature films and television shows. Today, Brutus is a 7-year-old in his prime and continues to be Casey’s best pal. “Brutus has been a huge part of my life. He’s sort of like, well he actually was, my best man.” Together they have worked on feature films, television shows and commercials. When they are not on set they spend their days at Montana Grizzly Encounter in Bozeman, Montana, a bear rescue and education facility that Casey founded in 2004. Whether they are educating the public on grizzly conservation, wrestling in the grass, or on a location, this tandem loves what they do.
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