On This Day…

“Grizzly Man” Comes to a Grizzly End

October 5, 2003

American environmentalist Timothy Treadwell, known as the “Grizzly Man,” and his girlfriend are killed and eaten by a bear while camping among the grizzlies. He had lived among the grizzly bears of Katmai National Park in Alaska for 13 summers. This was the first fatal bear attack in the park’s history. The film Grizzly Man (2005) documents his work and death with the bears. Writings: Among Grizzlies: Living With Wild Bears in Alaska (1997).