Polite Kodiak waves back at a visitor to Olympic Game Farm in Washington state in the US. Report by Jeremy Barnes.
Olympic Game Farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios for 28 years. Popular titles produced with Olympic Game Farm past animal actors include “Charlie the Lonesome Cougar”, “The Incredible Journey”, “White Wilderness” and “Grizzly Adams” television and movie series.
After the death of Walt and Roy Disney, Disney Studios began to produce fewer nature films. In 1972, with the approval of the Disney Studios for using the Disney name, Olympic Game Farm, Inc. was opened to the public. Founders Lloyd and Catherine Beebe, retired from the filming industry and focused solely on caring for their animal actors, concentrating on offering “in need” captive bred animals a new and loving home.
Animals at the Game Farm include African Lions, Bengal Tigers, Cougars, Canadian Lynx, Bobcats, Coyotes, Wolves, Black Bears, Kodiak Bears, Bison, White Rhinoceros and more.
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