A waving Kodiak bear in an Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington has now become an internet sensation. It’s not hard to see why.
If it seems odd to see a giant bear wave to a human, this particular bear has show business in its blood. Its home, the Olympic Game Farm, is a park for retired show animals that have previously worked in TV, films and at theme parks. The farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios for 28 years, providing animal actors for productions like “The Incredible Journey,” “White Wilderness” and the “Grizzly Adams” television and movie series, according to its website. In 1972, the farm opened its doors to the public and now offers tours, a petting farm and educational activities, in addition to caring for the animals that call it home.