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.

25 Comments

  1. Peter Fountotos November 2, 2019 at 5:30 am

    If some Walking Dead type ** ever goes down I'll be heading towards Bonnie's house.

  2. Peter Peter November 2, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Rest in peace thieves hehehe

  3. larey12 November 2, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Black bears not grizzly bears!

  4. Tree Wisps November 2, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    beef, pork, chicken mmmm

  5. Leticia Arroyo November 2, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    I'm with you there I would shoot someone too if they try to take my babies

  6. zorglub champignac November 3, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Amazing people and wonderful animals our brothers sometimes much better than human

  7. Friedrich. Nietzsche November 3, 2019 at 7:54 am

    She definitely sucks these guys off

  8. Fred November 3, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Enjoy being their lunch one day.

  9. mtman2 November 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    "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.

  10. Robert Dolinar November 4, 2019 at 6:20 am

    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

  11. Татьяна Борисевич November 4, 2019 at 10:49 am

    😮😊👍❗👍❗🤗❤️

  12. Anushka Gaware November 4, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    The tiger is my namesake and from same country as me

  13. winter soldier November 5, 2019 at 5:39 am

    "somebody's gonna get shot, point blank"– scary granny.

  14. Dark Angel November 5, 2019 at 5:58 am

    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

  15. wesley mulligan November 5, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Wait, so you saw two bears come up to your dog so you just kept them??

  16. ravi singh November 5, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Love u mama, that 🐅 looks happy an healthy
    You are a good mom

  17. salil sharma November 5, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Oh,great,Lady.

  18. Lyssa Riggs November 6, 2019 at 7:58 am

    white tigers are on the verge of extinction and she’s got one in her backyard? okay lol

  19. Carolyn Payne November 7, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Those are black bears not, grizzlies.

  20. Raven Wolf November 7, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    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.

  21. Curtis Jones November 7, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    AS LONG AS SHE CAN "BEAR" IT. 😁😇

  22. Chai Tea November 8, 2019 at 4:41 am

    awww

  23. Chai Tea November 8, 2019 at 4:43 am

    "I don't care someone's gonna get shot". love it granny💕😄

  24. Leona RA November 8, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    🐻🍯 winnie the pooh

  25. Haninos November 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Wish if i just have a one moment playing and petting that white tiger.
    it is so coool

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