Many of us are still mourning the loss of Brutus the Bear, the beloved grizzly bear that impacted a lot of people over the years at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

Last week, Montana Grizzly Encounter shared the news that Brutus has passed away. Brutus was loved by many people in Montana and beyond. He was friendly, he was intelligent, and gave people the opportunity to experience what it was like to get up close and personal with a grizzly bear. Brutus was the main attraction at Montana Grizzly Encounter.

Brutus was born in January 2002 and lived most of his life at Montana Grizzly Encounter Rescue and Educational Sanctuary. Due to being born in captivity, Brutus couldn't be released into the wild. He was adopted by Casey and Ami Anderson. Throughout his life, he was the star of many educational videos about bear safety and conservation and was also featured in the National Geographic documentary Expedition Grizzly. He also made appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America. Brutus absolutely loved people and being around them. He was very gentle.

In memory of Brutus, the Brutus The Bear Memorial Mural Fund has been set up to raise money for a new mural in Livingston. Wall space for the mural has already been donated in downtown Livingston, and the design process for the memorial mural has already begun. The goal is to create a sacred memorial space for all who loved and cared for Brutus the Bear that can be enjoyed for years to come. Local artist Kay Potter has been commissioned the paint the mural.

Click the button below for more information on the Brutus the Bear Memorial Mural in Livingston and to donate. Funds raised will go directly to funding the memorial. Anything extra will be donated to Montana Grizzly Encounter.

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