Ben (short for Benjamin Franklin) was the companion of mountain man James Capen "Grizzly" Adams (Dan Haggerty) who originally escaped to the safety of the wilderness after being falsely accused of a crime. Grizzly Adams had originally rescued Ben from the ledge of a rocky slope when the bear was a cub. Adams raised the cub and soon they became life-long friends
Last Episode02x25 Once Upon a Starry Night Aired: Dec. 19, 1978
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Series Fun Facts
- Ben, the bear was played by Bozo and Mad Jack's mule was Number 7.
- Bozo died aged 39 in 1999
- The show's theme song was titled "Maybe," and was written and sung by Thom Pace.