Grizzly man Mark Abbot Dumas is the only man in the world who can touch a polar bear. Mark took the polar bear, Agee on when she was just eight weeks old. Mark, 60, and wife Dawn, 49, from Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC), Canada, trained the polar bear – the world’s largest land predator – to star in high-budget TV advertisements. She even appeared in movies like Alaska in 1995 when she was just a few weeks old. That eventually grew into a very unique friendship. The fearless animal trainer even goes for a dip in a swimming pool where he and 16-year-old polar bear Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together. Back on dry land, he wrestles with the 800 lb beast in her enclosure and bravely lets Agee clamp her huge jaws around his head. He even shares the same bed with her.
Agee and Mark exchange kisses while relaxing on the grass.
Mark nestles up to Agee and takes a nap.
Mark takes a picture of his ginormous pal as they take a swim together.
Mark turns the tables on Agee and gives her a bear hug.
Agee clamps her jaws around Mark’s neck in an amazing demonstration of just how much he trusts the huge bear.
Check out the video of him playing with his polar bear below:
‘If anyone else tried this they would end up as Agee’s dinner,’ said Mark. ‘The only people in the whole world she likes are me and my wife. I have worked with bears in this way for over 40 years, so I can read Agee’s body language and know how to behave safely around her.”