Bear Brown, the second oldest of the Alaskan Bush People family, shows his softer side on Instagram with a couple of photos of his pets. In contrast to his recent outdoor selfies, the self-claimed “King of Extreme” captured two furry friends.
The first pet is perhaps an unusual choice for anyone that doesn’t live off the land in Alaska. In the photo, Bear Brown extends his hand as a grey squirrel gently climbs on top, his front paw pressed into his human’s pinky finger. Although there’s no food in the palm of Brown’s hand, the critter seems content climbing onto the platform, as only a well-loved pet does.
Meanwhile, the second shot features a beautiful and built, chestnut-colored horse, grazing the ground for hay in the sunlight. In the foreground, a pink flower pops up from the bottom of the photo, adding to the sense of tranquility and natural wonder.
‘Alaskan Bush People’s Bear Brown Cares for Family’s Animals
Evidently, as the two photos suggest, Bear Brown is an animal lover and always has been. According to The U.S. Sun, a wildfire consumed the family’s home in Washington on August 18, 2020. When authorities gave the family a 30-minute window to scour the property, Brown took it upon himself to save as many animals as he could.
With no time to spare, Brown braved the flames and the smoke, coaxing the frightened animals into their trailer. Brown returned, covered in smut, with many more of the property’s animals. Among the rescued was the family’s favorite horse, North.
Brown’s recent photos of his pets not only show the care he gives them but also serves as a reminder of the lengths he will go to in order to protect them. In contrast to the footage of the fire, the snapshots from this week are of much happier and calmer times on the Brown family property.
Brown Shares All
Along with Bear Brown’s animal-centric photos, he also shared a snapshot of himself, dressed in a tuxedo on his 34th birthday on June 10. Brown shared that this is his first birthday without his father. As a result, he confessed that this year has the hardest yet.
“I wish I could talk with him again,” Brown wrote in his caption, “I wish I could give him a hug!”
Billy Brown, the late patriarch of the family, passed away in February of this year after suffering a seizure. In response to the tragedy, Bear Brown posted an Instagram photo of his mother and father. In the caption, Brown stated, “He lived on his own terms, off the grid and off the land and taught us to live like that as well.”
It seems the second oldest Brown draws a sense of peace and closure through his Instagram photos, as he continues to share his father’s legacy through his own life.
For more of Bear Brown’s photos, follow his Instagram account @brownbearthekingofextreme.