Vital Ground operates mostly in the Rockies to conserve land for grizzly bears and other wildlife, according to its website.
In 2000, Bart was orphaned in Alaska with his sister, Honeybomb, after their mother was killed by a hunter, Vital Ground said. He was brought to Utah where he lived his life as a 1,400-pound bear and became an ambassador for the Vital Ground Foundation.
He has appeared “in several motion pictures, including Doctor Doolittle 2, An Incomplete Life, In the West, Evan Almighty, Have You Heard Of Morgan?, Without A Paddle, Zoo Keeper, Pet Dragon, We Bought a Zoo,” Vital said. Ground “Wild, The Grizzly Maze, Game of Thrones, as well as many other TV shows and commercials.”
Bart died “silently and naturally” along the banks of Daniel Creek in Utah earlier this week. His obituary says, he was survived by his sister Honeybomb and many people in the establishment who loved him.