American documentary filmmakerwd:Q469764
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Connetquot High School
occupation: film director, ecologist, environmentalist
Timothy Treadwell (born Timothy William Dexter; April 29, 1957 – October 5, 2003) was an American bear enthusiast, environmentalist, documentary filmmaker, and founder of the bear-protection organization Grizzly People. He lived among Grizzly bears in Katmai National Park, Alaska for 13 summers.On October 5, 2003, Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were killed and almost fully eaten by a 28-year-old bear whose stomach was later found to contain human remains and clothing.Treadwell's life, work, and death were the subject of Werner Herzog's critically acclaimed documentary film Grizzly Man (2005).
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