Jewel Palovak Continues Timothy Treadwell’s Advocacy

Timothy Treadwell was a man who devoted his life to studying and living among bears in the Alaskan wilderness. His passion for these creatures was evident in his documentaries and books, which were filled with vivid descriptions of their behavior and personalities. However, his life ended tragically when he and his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, were attacked and killed by a bear in 2003.

After Timothy’s death, his wife, Jewel Palovak, became the guardian of his legacy. She had been a close friend and collaborator of Timothy’s for many years, and together they had founded the organization Grizzly People, which advocated for the protection and conservation of bears. After Timothy’s death, Jewel continued this work, dedicating herself to educating the public about the importance of preserving these majestic creatures.

Jewel has been a tireless advocate for bears, traveling aroud the world to give talks and presentations about their behavior and conservation. She has also been instrumental in the creation of several documentaries and books about bears, including the critically acclaimed film “Grizzly Man,” which was directed by Werner Herzog and featured footage of Timothy’s life among the bears.

In addition to her work with Grizzly People, Jewel has also been involved in other conservation efforts, including the protection of wolves and the preservation of wild places. She has been recognized for her work with numerous awards and honors, including the Edward Abbey Award for Environmental Writing and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Alaska.

Despite the tragedy of Timothy’s death, Jewel has continued to carry on his legacy and work to protect the creatures he loved so much. Through her tireless efforts, she has helped to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the natural world and the creatures that inhabit it. Her work stands as a testament to the power of passion and dedication in the face of tragedy.

What Was Timothy Treadwell’s Last Words?

Timothy Treadwell’s last words were reported to be “Get out here. I’m getting killed.” He uttered these words to his girlfriend before both of them were killed and partially eaten by a bear. This tragic incident occurred in Alaska, where Treadwell was living among the bears for 13 summers, studying and documenting their behavior. Despite warnings from park rangers and wildlife experts about the dangers of living in such close proximity to bears, Treadwell continued his work and ultimately paid the ultimate price.

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How Did The Bear Attack Timothy Treadwell?

On October 6, 2003, Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were attacked and killed by a bear in Katmai National Park, Alaska. According to the investigation, it is believed that Treadwell’s habit of getting close and interacting with bears may have led to the attack. The bear lkely viewed Treadwell and Huguenard as a threat or prey.

Treadwell’s camera was still recording during the attack, but the footage is not clear. Based on the evidence, it is believed that Treadwell attempted to fend off the bear, but the bear reacted and either bit him and/or hit him. When Treadwell ‘played dead,’ the bear left, but as is often the case, when Treadwell started moving again, and/or Huguenard came to his aid, the bear returned and attacked again. The attack was fatal for both Treadwell and Huguenard.

How Many Bears Ate Timothy Treadwell?

According to the official report by the National Park Service, Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were killed and partially consumed by a bear in Katmai National Park in October 2003. The report does not specify how many bears were involved in the attack or how many bears consumed Treadwell’s remains. It is important to note that Treadwell’s close and prolonged interaction with the bears in the park was highly controversial and not recommended by park officials or wildlife experts.


As Timothy Treadwell’s partner and co-victim in the bear attack that ended their lives, Amie Huguenard remains smewhat of an enigma. Little is known about her life or personality, as Treadwell tended to dominate the media attention during their time in Alaska. However, it is clear that Huguenard shared Treadwell’s passion for the natural world and his commitment to protecting wildlife. The circumstances of their deaths continue to spark debate and controversy, with some critics arguing that Treadwell’s reckless behavior put both himself and Huguenard in danger. Whatever one’s opinion on this matter, it is undeniable that the loss of two human lives is a tragedy, and their deaths serve as a stark reminder of the dangers inherent in interacting with wild animals.

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William Armstrong

William Armstrong is a senior editor with, where he writes on a wide variety of topics. He has also worked as a radio reporter and holds a degree from Moody College of Communication. William was born in Denton, TX and currently resides in Austin.