Grizzly Man


Reading — Intermediate Level
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Fill in the blanks with the missing sentences to complete the article

Missing sentences
  1. were killed and eaten by a grizzly bear

  2. they weren't sure how to react to him

  3. of his interactions with grizzly bears

  4. of certain bears, sufficient to approach and pet them

  5. they would approach human habitation seeking food

Grizzly Man chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. The film includes some of Treadwell's own footage in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard in 2003. Treadwell's footage was found postmortem.

Treadwell claimed he had "gained the trust" . One park ranger suggested that the bears were so confused by Treadwell's direct contact that . Other park rangers point out that Treadwell endangered grizzly bears with his actions.

By familiarizing the bears with human contact, Treadwell increased the likelihood that and cause a confrontation in which they would have to be put down.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you think humans should be allowed to interact with wild animals? Why or why not?

  2. What is your favorite documentary? What is it about?

  3. Which animal amazes you the most? Why?


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