Grizzly Man (2005)

 
Concept featured in clip:Animal Behavior
Location of clip: DVD: Anywhere during the film

 

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Summary of clip: Timothy Treadwell captures the wild life animal behavior of grizzly bears in their natural habitat on the Alaskan peninsula. The animal instincts that bears have: competition for mating and leadership, aggressive language, hunting and motherhood.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This movie shows many aspects of wildlife animal behavior in their natural surroundings. It shows their interaction with each other and their natural fear and interaction with humans (Timothy). The movie shows the biome for which the animals inhabit (the vegetation, the temperature, the plant and other wildlife).
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. How do animal packs determine leadership (the alpha male)?

b. How has the introduction of humans affected wildlife?

c. Is animal behavior affected by its environment?

d. From Timothy's daring encounters with the bears, what behavior do you observe from the animals?

2. Students can research behavior of animals such as grizzly bears that live in different environments and see what its effects are. Does the environment play a role in an animal's development and behavior? Students can also take a look at how human introduction have affected the general nature of wildlife.