Mark, 60 and wife Dawn, 49, from Abbotsford, British Columbia (BC), Canada, train the polar bear – one of the world’s largest land predators – to star in high-budget TV adverts and films ..
“If anyone else tried this they would end up as Agee’s dinner,”
“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.”
Mark and Dawn took Agee on when she was just six weeks old. Heston needed a polar bear cub for his forthcoming film ‘Alaska’ and Mark found Agee – a surplus cub at Kolmarden Zoo, Sweden. So, he and his wife went through a lengthy application to show they had the facilities to care for her. After being approved they transported the tiny cub to Canada.
Now Agee spends her time living in her new home on rented land near Mark and Dawn’s place in Abbotsford, and on the road working on TV and film sets. (cre: Barcroft)
“How on Earth did he get a polar bear not alone train it”
“I dreamed to see and swim with a polar bear every day still can’t ”