Meet The 74-Year-Old Man Who Hikes Through The Woods With Five Black Bears

Posted on Jan 4 2017 - 3:25pm by bpperry

There’s a very special place in West Virginia where a retired farmer has been rescuing bears for the last seven years. At Point View Farm, Joel Rosenthal has found his passion – the American black bear.

Joel rescued his first black bear seven years ago, and since then, he’s never looked back. He now has five young bears living with him on his farm, and he says one of his greatest pleasures in life is to go hiking in the woods with them.

Joel began rescuing bears around hunting season. On his farm, no hunters are allowed. Here, on Point View Farm, the black bear is protected by a kindly old man who just wants the bears to have a chance. This is Joel’s incredible story …

Thankfully, not everyone wants to hunt the magnificent black bear. Some people would rather it was protected. One such person is the aforementioned Joel Rosenthal, a kindly retired farmer from West Virginia.