About The Bear Family and Me

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan spends a year with a family of black bears in this compelling, three-part series.

The Bear Family and Me

The three episodes of The Bear Family and Me, Spring, Summer and Autumn, cover the trials and tribulations of Gordon's relationship with these very wild animals. But how dangerous are they?

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Throughout the series we feel Gordon's challenge in earning the bears' trust putting the conception of how dangerous the bears are to the test. Lynn Rogers, the bear man who can calm the black bears with a simple "hey, bear" and raise of the hand, guides Gordon all the way.

Ultimately, we see that the bears are in more danger from human aggression than we are of them, when hunters move into the forest. The Bear Family and Me is truly eye-opening.