Ben, who was actually played by a female grizzly named "Bozo," died in 1999. She is very much missed by her owners who considered her part of their family. Bozo left behind a female cub, who is said to be a lot like her mother.
The series was shot in Northern Utah countryside locations. The Production Office was based in Park City, Utah. The production of The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams put Park City on the map in the film industry, and was influential to Robert Redford who established his Sundance Film Festival there after the series ended.