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article imageVideo: Billy, the 250-pound 'teddy bear', becomes a YouTube star

By Greta McClain     Sep 6, 2012 in Internet
Vancouver - Billy the grizzly bear is quickly becoming a YouTube sensation after he and his owners, Mark and Dawn Dumas, had their story posted in a YouTube video.
Barcroft Media posted the video three days ago and it has already received nearly 6,500 views.
Mark and Dawn adopted Billy when he was six months old and began socializing him immediately, taking him to public outings so he could adjust and become comfortable around
Billy and Mark playing
Billy and Mark playing
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people. Mark told a Daily Mail reporter that "Billy is very intelligent and has a really good spirit. He is very good natured and he learns fast. His favourite food is jam and he loves tucking into a jar when Dawn and I have a picnic."
According to Metro, Billy and his "parents" live in Vancouver, Canada where Mark trains animals of all shapes and sizes for work in movies and TV.
Billy lives in a large enclosure, complete with his own pond. He loves to play in the water, and often times enjoys a dip in the families pool. He also enjoys visiting a local bar and watching the patrons play pool.
Billy enjoying a friendly game of pool at a local bar.
Billy enjoying a friendly game of pool at a local bar.
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When fully grown, Billy could weigh around 800 pounds, more than three times his current weight . He is certainly not your average "teddy bear".
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