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The Granny Who Lives With Two Bears And A Tiger

The Granny Who Lives With Two Bears And A Tiger


BONNIE HEART: Well, let’s put it this way. They are exotics, they are dangerous animals. COMM: 62-year-old truck driver Bonnie Heart keeps two grizzly bears and a white tiger
in her back garden. COMM: With a combined weight of over 600 pounds, Pebbles and Bam-Bam have lived with Bonnie
since they were cubs, and if that wasn’t enough, six-year-old white Bengal tiger, Anushka,
lives in the pen next door. BONNIE HEART: These bears have been around a lot of people. They don’t know tricks,
they don’t know to sit, lay down, stand-up on a box. But you can get in there, you can
love on them and you can pat them and I’ve socialised them a lot. BONNIE HEART: Me and Anushka are, you know, I’m momma and she is baby. And, I mean,
I can hand feed her, I can pet her, I can do whatever I want with her. COMM: Anushka was given to Bonnie as a gift, when she was just a cub. But surprisingly,
it was her dog that one day brought the two bears into her home. BONNIE HEART: And I’m sitting on the porch, drinking coffee one morning, and I look out
there by the pond, and here comes my black dog, just trotting, little trot, going across,
and right him is two little black things following him. And I thought they were other dogs, and as they got closer, I went holy-moly, they are bears. COMM: Looking after these animals is an expensive business. BONNIE HEART: You’re looking at probably $1,000-1,500 more a month, just to feed these
animals. BONNIE HEART: I feed her probably between 14 and 20 pounds a day and she eats beef,
pork, chicken, stuff like that. BONNIE HEART: There you go. You want it? There you go. Feed the bear. BONNIE HEART: These bears, I’ve tried, I’ve tried fish, I’ve tried salmon. They don’t
want it. They want their berries, their watermelons, their cantaloupe, their candy. They love cookies,
marshmallows, they love anything that is sweet and they will almost mug you for honey. COMM: Despite her close relationship with the animals, Bonnie has always been aware
of just how dangerous they could be. BONNIE HEART: I have tranquilliser guns, so we can tranquillise them if we have to. Nobody
is going to get hurt, not unless you just climb into the pen and be stupid. BONNIE HEART: Pebbles can get a little cantankerous at times, and she’d slap me with her claws
and has bit at me a couple of times, but nothing like attack me. BONNIE HEART: I have the taser, I only have that if I’m out here by myself and I can’t
get help. COMM: Bonnie also lets her grandchildren interact with them. CLARA HERRMANN: I think it’s a little bit crazy that she likes having tigers and bears.
RAEANNE HERRMANN: I think it’s really cool, I mean it’s definitely a different experience.
Bears are my favourite animal, like overall. RAEANNE HERRMANN: I don’t go in the tiger pen, because, you know, it’s a tiger. COMM: Bonnie regularly has people over to see her animals. BONNIE HEART: My neighbours, the love it. They bring their families over. COMM: But if someone tried to take them away, it would be a very different story. BONNIE HEART: I would shoot them. INTERVIEWER: Point blank?
BONNIE HEART: Point blank! Come on my property and try to take my animals, I don’t care
if it’s tigers, bears, horses or dogs. Somebody is gonna get shot. BONNIE HEART: There isn’t one out here that I don’t care for. It has changed me. I mean,
I’ve been doing this since I was a little girl. It makes you have responsibility, it
makes you realise that life is precious, and you should enjoy every moment of it.

100 thoughts on “The Granny Who Lives With Two Bears And A Tiger”

  1. "I don't go in the tiger pen….because it's a tiger".

    This girls got brains over sentiment.
    Tho with time tested proof her intuitive reluctance on commonsense grounds might be persuaded to have confidence try.

  2. Imagine is she had a granddaughter and she was dating. Take the granddaughters boyfriend over to granny's house and say if you hurt her, dont worry a out her father, worry a out what granny will do with her pets

  3. This is me when I'm a granny except I wouldn't have them at my house I would have them at it like a special facility or a lake somewhere safe I don't trust people around my neighborhood obviously you know what I mean I wouldn't trust normal people without having a special lock on that gate and everything like you got to have that crap on shutdown I don't blame her for saying that she would shoot them if anybody said that they would take away her animals like they're beautiful she knows what she's doing she's had them poop properly socialized they know not to attack people link that's where the thing if you brings them from a baby and taught them the difference that's completely different I'm all for that especially since like you know Tigers there's more in captivity and then there was in the wild So eventually the only ones we're going to have low after the ones that are in captivity so I can go along with that

  4. Only problem with this is that they are wild animals in a pen. It's amazing that she rescued them but then why not let them go? Let them live the life they were born for, let them have cubs. And the tiger too.

  5. What a wonderful thing! Great human being! Those bears were probably orphans when the dog tagged them along. Luckily they found the right place.

  6. I don't go in the tiger cage, cause it's a tiger….

    So wait, the cage with 2 bears is fine, but not the one with the tiger? That's some shady logic….

  7. Sorry this crossed the line. No one should be giving anyone pet tigers. If they are rescued animals that is one thing. The problem is they are breeding tigers for pets. There are more tigers in captivity in North America then anywhere else in the world.

  8. "When the grandson first time to the grandma house"
    The grandma grandson: Hi
    grandma
    Grandma: HeLlo children
    Grandma grandson: "Come's to the house"
    Grandson: AAAAAAA A BEAR

  9. WOW !!! Retired truck driver job pays 4, that daily, plus income to live 4, her housewhole self, ???? GODBLESS HER… foolish fool, they still a BEAST W/BEAST INSTINCTS ACTIONS…🤗🤔🤗

  10. ✊✊✊👏👏👏👏👏👏 BRAVO GRANNY …. LOVE YOU !!! 💚💚💚 SHOOT THE INTRUDERS/ INVADERS we LOVE ALL ANIMALS 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

  11. Dear friends, please help to save unique Lion Park Taigan and Zoo Skazka (Fairy Tale) in Crimea. Oleg Zubkov, the director created the largest collection in Europe of lions and amur tigers. In addition to this collection. the park Taigan also offers refuge to 30 bears saved from circuses and poachers. Today the Park is facing the imminent threat of shutdown if the court rules in its favor december the 3rd. Since 2014 , Oleg had to attend 400 court hearings initiated against him by Ivanov, Chief Vet of Russian-controlled Crimea due his personal hatred and bias against the park's director. He has been raiding Oleg's parks non-stop and imposing skyrocketing fines under absurd pretexts. If it happens, all these animals will have a very sad fate decaying in tight cages with stale water in the Semfiropol local zoo-corner or they will become a prey of high-rank officials who enjoy so much hunting on them in enclosed spaces because they feel real men I guess shooting a helpless lion, tiger or bear. If it happens. it will be a blatant shame for Russia because the Park Taigan and Zoo Skazka are real pearls. Animals are kept there in conditions close to natural habitat, they are well-taken care of, well-fed and so full of Love. Oleg Zubkov created all this beauty at his own expense from scratch, set up his parks stone by stone and bred his animals helping tigresses and lionnesses to deliver their cubs. He is named Lion Man, he has a Huge Heart, his Parks are the Treasure on Earth; what a terrible tragedy it will be for all of us if it happens! Please, support Park Taigan by signing the petition and checking out the Taigan channel on Youtube. Pls, help!!! SOS!!!

    The link to the Petition: @t

    The youtube channel: Lions Taigan Park. Official INTERNATIONAL Channel

    @

    THANK YOU!!!!

  12. Narrator: But if someone tried to take them it would be a whole different story.
    Sweat old lady: I'd shoot them
    Me: cries of laughter

  13. That tiger shouldn't be kept as a pet. Should be illegal if you ask me, neither bears nor tigers are domesticated animals.

  14. Old lady's dog has cubs that followed it home, probably while mamna bear was hunting, so there for old lady stole cubs, yet nobody better ever come and try to take them. The irony! Selfish old hag taking wild ones for pets.. Idc who disagrees with this comment.. 😂😂

  15. Hunter: tries to shoot one of the bears
    Granny: Gets gun Hold it right there!
    Hunter: runs for dear life but gets shot
    The bears: We tried to warn him

    Me: Eating sandwich and chips in amazement
    Lol that's what you get 🤣

  16. Why can't I have a grandma like that ? Instead my grandma screams at cats . . Chuck it . I'll have pet tigers for my grand kids some day .

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