The host of America the Wild With Casey Anderson, Casey grew up in Montana surrounded by wilderness and animals, and was nicknamed the “animal magnet” as a kid. After college, he became an animal keeper and trainer at wildlife parks, traveling to elephant orphanages in Kenya, hanging out with crocodiles, and even getting thrashed by a mountain lion.
Then a baby grizzly bear named Brutus came into his life. Brutus was born in an overpopulated wildlife park. Casey rescued him from being euthanized and built a sanctuary for him, which became Montana Grizzly Encounter, a bear rescue and education facility. Brutus now assists Casey in teaching park visitors about grizzly anatomy and conservation.
Casey has been involved in film and television production for more than 15 years. In December 2011, Casey’s film, Stalking the Mountain Lion With Casey Anderson kicked off the second annual Big Cat Week. Casey and Brutus were also featured in the Nat Geo WILD series Expedition Wild. He has led two expeditions to Botswana’s Okavango Delta for the HD wildlife series Untamed and, working with Brutus, shed light on the fate of Yellowstone’s vulnerable “Island” population of grizzlies in Expedition Grizzly for the National Geographic Channel in April 2009.
An enthusiastic and passionate advocate for wildlife as well as an entertaining and thoughtful presenter, Casey Anderson offers an exciting personal account—illustrated with riveting images and footage—of the lessons he’s learned living and working with wild animals.