Meet Speedy: a female bear that lives in harmony with tourists in Haines, Alaska. In this part of the world female bears not only coexist peacefully with humans, but they appear to actually use people for protection against larger males. In this behind the scenes clip from Bears: Ultimate Survivors, wildlife filmmakers Kelsey Eliasson and Karine Genest share their experiences with Speedy and explain how bears have adapted to life alongside humans.

Watch the rest of the series here, or learn more about Bears: Ultimate Survivors here