His bond with them is so intense that he is widely known as 'The Bear Whisperer', getting close enough to feed the wild animals out of the palm of his hand.

He said: 'They are friends to me and I am friends to them. We get along very well and they seem extremely comfortable around me.'

Richard says his unique connection with the bears goes back to when he was a small boy and a fearsome black bear approached him while he was playing a game of 'hide and seek'.

'I just did not feel scared. The bear came up to me like I was its mother. It was like I made a new friend there and then.'

'They also know what they can do with me and, all in all, they are very comfortable. I think this is because I am seen to be nice to them and they can feel that; they know I am not a threat.'


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