We’re Going On A Bear Hike: BEAST BUDDIES

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 16, 2016194 viewsVirality: 3%
Published: December 16, 2016

FORMER biologist Joel Rosenthal has achieved a lifelong dream - by regularly hiking with his pet bears through the wilderness. At Point of View Farm in West Virginia, 74-year-old Joel lives with five black bears and can go months on end without seeing another human being. Joel has been rescuing wild bears for the past seven years, raising them inside his house and protecting them in hunting season. And now, he has developed such a close relationship with the animals, he can regularly take them for hikes in the forest, hand-feed them and sleep in their enclosures.

Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan
Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote
Editor: Ian Phillips

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