When you think of the lengths some folks have gone to in the name of environmental education there’s certainly few who have gone further than Timothy Treadwell. The recovering alcoholic and drug addict who devoted the last 13 summers of his life to living among the grizzlies in Alaska's Katmai National Park while attempting to understand them better and credited his newly found passion for wildlife adventures for his recovery.
Of course living so closely among the bears finally led to his untimely death, a footnote that other aspiring wildlife adventurers may want to take note of as they consider their own forays into what some may call extreme outdoor education.
But now Animal Planet is set to let him tell the stories he truly wanted to tell before his untimely death, with an eight-part miniseries that’s set to reveal his most intimate thoughts on his most curious life.
Taken from his own diaries, photos, and never-before-seen footage of his many forays into Alaskan bear country, the show seems set to be quite worthwhile.
The Grizzly Man Diaries premiers Friday, August 29 from 9-10 pm (ET/PT) on Animal Planet, and will repeat on Sundays at 8pm.
via: Press Release
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