Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mark Dumas's Best Friend - A Polar Bear

Mark Dumas plays with a 16-year-old polar bear named Agee at his home in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Mark has an intimate bond with Agee, and wrestles on the grass with her, kissing her, and putting his head in her huge jaws.

The fearless 60-year-old bear handler even goes for dip in his swimming pool where he and Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together.

Mark and his wife Dawn have owned Agee since she was six weeks old and the colossal mammal even lived in their home as a cub where she played with the family dogs and was bottle fed.

Mark and Dawn train the 60-stone (800lb) friendly beast - the world's largest land predator - to star in TV adverts. She has even performed in movies like 'Alaska' in 1995 when she was just a few weeks old.

Mark said: "If anyone else tried this they'd end up as Agee's dinner. The only people she likes are me and my wife Dawn."

Mark has trained various animals for many films, including Best in Show, Alien vs. Predator: Requiem and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.... etc.

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