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115 PIC 2014.xx.xx NPS PHOTO MIKE FITZ 2017.09.27 01 ZOOM

115 in 2014 NPS photo

Adult Male

Year First Identified:  2008 as a subadult

Known Offspring Of:  Not known at this time

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  There were no darting attempts (successful or unsuccessful) in 2016 or 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.


In 2016 when 115 first became known to cam viewers, he was classified as an adult male.  Rangers shared limited information about 115 with LaniH around 12/2/2016 .  115 was included in the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book..  We have requested additional information and photos from the rangers.


Identification:

Information from KNP&P rangers:  Adult male, dark claws, brown coat, light tipped ears, dish shapped muzzle, thick brow, with a goatee and large body.  115 also has a slightly upturned nose.  

2018 Bears of Brooks River book:  115 is a large adult male with a wavy dark brown coat. He sometimes has a lighter patch of fur on the right side of his neck. His ears are light tipped and his muzzle is thick, blocky and slightly upturned.

Distinctive Behaviors:

2018 Bears of Brooks River book:  115 has only been identified in the fall. Excluding 2009 and 2015, #115 has been seen each year since 2008. He generally is first identified late in September. In 2017, he fished at the falls. In past years, he was seen more often at the cutbank and lower river.

Life History:

2008: Subadult, Initially classified

115 was initially classified as a subadult in 2008.  

September 2008:

2008.09.16:

2008.09.17:

2009:

115 was not observed during official bear monitoring sessions in 2009.

2010:

115 was observed in 2010.

September 2010:

2010.09.11:

2010.09.12:

2010.09.15:

October 2010:

2010.10.07:

2011:

115 was observed in 2011.

September 2011:

2011.09.22:

2011.09.23:

2012:

115 was observed in 2012.

August 2012:

2012.08.30:  Please Note:  These photos also appear in the NPS photos album for bear 68 .  We will attempt to obtain claification from the NPS as to which bear these photos are actually of.  

2012.08.31:

September 2012:

2012.09.04:

2012.09.13: 2012.09.30:

October 2012:

2012.10.05:

2013:

115 was observed in 2013.

2014:

115 was observed in 2014.

2014 NPS photos provided by Mike Fitz on 09/24/2017 :  115 in 2014 NPS photo #1 & 115 in 2014 NPS photo #2


2015:

115 was not observed during official bear monitoring session in 2015.  


2016:

115 was observed in Fall 2016 and is listed on the Fall 2016 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List. .


2017:

115 was observed in Fall 2017 and appears on the unofficial Fall 2017 Bears Observed During Official Monitoring Sessions List .  115 was not officially observed in July 2017 and does not appear on the unofficial July 2017 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List .  

Cam viewers do believe they observed 115 during the 2017 season.

September 2017:

2017.09.25:  Cam viewers captured these shapshots;

October 2017:

2017.10.01:  32 Chunk moves 115 out of the jacuzzi, 10/1/2017 video by flyer 7474.

32 Enters The "J" 2017 10 01, video by flyer 7474

32 Enters The "J" 2017 10 01, video by flyer 7474

2017.10.07:  115 begs hard for 83 Wayne Brother's salmon, 10/7/2017 video by flyer 7474. Turn the volume up.

"The Art Of Begging" 2017 10 07, video by flyer 7474-0

"The Art Of Begging" 2017 10 07, video by flyer 7474-0

In a 2nd 10/7/2017 video, flyer 7474 captured 115 and "Patch Bear" (later identified as 274 Overflow by Rangers) begging from 83 Wayne Brother. Later in the video, 115 begs for a scrap from 274 Overflow.

"Please" 2017 10 07, video by flyer 7474-0

"Please" 2017 10 07, video by flyer 7474-0


2017.10.12:  Cam viewers captured these snapshots:

2018:

September 2018:

2018.09.17:  115 or 634 Popeye? 9/17/2018 video by Birgitt.

115 Maybe at Falls 2018-09-17 09-08-46-956, video by Birgitt

115 Maybe at Falls 2018-09-17 09-08-46-956, video by Birgitt

2018.09.24:  JG shared these 9/24/2018 snapshots of 115 in chat on 6/2/2020, #1 and #2.

Lani H captured this 9/24/2018 video of 115 "back at the falls."

115 back at the falls 9 24 2018, video by Lani H

115 back at the falls 9 24 2018, video by Lani H

9/24/2018 (not 9/25/2018 as time stamped) Explore recorder video of 115 downriver from the falls (38:41-40:59).

Brooks Falls Brown Bears 09-25-2018 00 00 12 - 01 00 00

Brooks Falls Brown Bears 09-25-2018 00 00 12 - 01 00 00

2018.09.26: JG shared this 9/26/2018 snapshot of 115 in chat on 6/2/2020.

9/26/2018 Explore Recorder video of 115, first seen in the jacuzzi (48:28-59:45).

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 09-26-2018 11 00 10 - 11 59 55

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 09-26-2018 11 00 10 - 11 59 55

2018.09.28:  JG shared this 9/28/2018 snapshot of 115 in the office on chat, 6/2/2020.

9/28/2018 Explore Recorder video of 115 in the office (30:11-37:54).

Brooks Falls Brown Bears 09-28-2018 20 06 40 - 21 00 00

Brooks Falls Brown Bears 09-28-2018 20 06 40 - 21 00 00

Lani H 9/28/2018 video of 115 in the office.

115 in the office 9 28 2018, video by Lani H

115 in the office 9 28 2018, video by Lani H

Could this 9/28/2018 NPS photo (from KNP Flickr) of 856 by R. Taylor be 115? 

Cam viewer JG posted in chat on 6/2/2020 that they believed the 8/28/2018 NPS photo of 856 was of 115 rather than 856.

October 2018: 

2018.10.06: JG shared this 10/6/2018 snapshot of 115 below the falls platform on 6/2/2020.

10/6/2018 Explore Recorder video of 115 below the falls platform (15:18-18:30).

Brooks Falls Brown Bears 10-06-2018 03 00 10 - 04 00 00

Brooks Falls Brown Bears 10-06-2018 03 00 10 - 04 00 00

2018.10.10: Could this 10/10/2018 video by Birgitt be 115?

115 Perhaps? or Look Out for the Mystery Boar 2019-10-10 19-18-51-105, video by Birgitt

115 Perhaps? or Look Out for the Mystery Boar 2019-10-10 19-18-51-105, video by Birgitt

2019:

October 2019:

2019.10.01: Was this 115 or 634 Popeye walking behind 755 ScareD Bear in the beginning of this 10/1/2019 video by Lani H.

Who walks behind 755? 634 or 115? 10 1 2019, video by Lani H

Who walks behind 755? 634 or 115? 10 1 2019, video by Lani H

Known Courting & Mating:

None known to date

Known Relatives:

There are no known relatives of 115 at this time.

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

2016:  None

There were no known darting attempts, successful or unsuccessful, on 115 in 2016 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.

2017:  None

There were no known darting attempts, successful or unsuccessful, on 115 in 2016 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.


From wiki wish list page:  (NEED TO MAKE SURE ANY DESIRED INFO FROM THIS IS ABOVE ON THIS PAGE) 115 , an adult male appears on Ranger Leslie's 2016 Bears Seen list for fall.  Rangers shared limited information about 115 with LaniH around 12/2/2016

"115 is a bear I had not heard of either. Ranger Leslie has mentioned that there are a few bears who are generally only present a few days or weeks out of the year, and are fairly nondescript, so usually go unnoticed. His description is: Adult male, dark claws, brown coat, light tipped ears, dish shaped muzzle, thick brow, with a goatee and large body. He has been observed '08, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, and '16. ( pic of 115 )"

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