A Grizzly Experience brings to you an in depth, up close and personal look into the life of North Americas’ most prestigious predator, the Alaskan Grizzly Bear. Tonk our 7 foot tall, 600 pound Grizzly bear and our two newest additions, Yogi and Booboo, two cubs still under a year old and weighing under 100 pounds delight crowds of all ages with their impressive sizes and amazing behaviors. Throughout the day patrons will witness Tonk and the cubs interacting with his handlers and showing the amazing bond between Grizzly and man. During the daily shows Tonk will perform many of his natural behaviors and a brief lecture will be given on the anatomy of a bear, what to do if you encounter a bear in the wild, and the magic of how bears are trained for the movies. At the end of the show patrons will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity, for a small donation, to feed a Grizzly bear, by giving tonk a “Bear Kabob”.
A Grizzly Experiences' animal trainer is Dexter Osborn and will be accompanied by Megan Fitz-Gerald who will be speaking. We have an exhibit that can accomodate most any show. The length of our show is usually 15-20 minutes but can be shortened or lengthened for the needs of the show.