Human beings are the dominant species, and there are no two ways about it. Only a small number of links separate us from animals in the evolutionary chain.
However, there have been some cases where some species of wild creatures tried to prove that they are not so different.
The point they try to make is that the difference between beasts and men is only skin deep and that everyone is an animal deep down in their hearts.
Animal anthropomorphism is becoming more and more prevalent by the day. There have been numerous cases where the blurred line between wild beasts and human beings served as a cautionary tale.
Famous animal enthusiasts like Steve Irwin, Bruno Zehnder, and Roy Horn gained celebrity status because of their deep passion for animals.
Unfortunately, all of them lost their lives doing what they loved most – learning about their favorite animals and helping them.
Steve Irwin lost his life to a vicious stingray attack. Bruno Zehnder passed away by freezing to death while living in Antarctica because of his deep passion for penguins.
Roy Horn faced his untimely demise by getting mauled on stage by his favorite tiger.
While each of these incidents shook the world to its core, none of them comes close to the tragic death of grizzly bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell.
The man was a big fan of Alaskan grizzly bears.
He spent a considerable chunk of his life among them and met his unfortunate demise when the creatures that he adored turned on him and battered him to death.
The Grizzly Man
Because of Timothy Treadwell’s devotion to grizzly bears, people started referring to him as “Grizzly Man.”
His undying passion for these wild creatures ignited his interest in documentary filmmaking and environmentalism.
He pursued these subjects with a lot of interest and eventually began to study and document the time he spent with the Alaskan grizzly bears in Katmai National Park.
Contrary to what many people believe, Timothy’s passion for these creatures didn’t occur overnight.
It all started in the latter years of the 1980s when he began spending his summer vacations in various parts of Alaska.