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132 PIC 2015.07.xx w 3 YEARLINGS KNP&P FB 2016.02.19

132 with 3 yearlings July 2015 NPS photo

Adult Female

Year First Identified:  2009 as 4.5 year-old subadult

Offspring Of:  Unknown at this time

Known Litters of Cubs:  2 (2014 & 2018)

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  132 was successfully darted in both 2016 and 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton


Identification:

132 is a medium-sized bear.  In early summer, her coat is dark blonde to light brown.  In fall, her coat is brown with some grizzled fur on her head and shoulders.  Her ears are light tipped and lean slightly forward.  Her face is easily distinguished from other bears by the inverted V pattern of fur on her forehead.

Distinctive Behaviors:

In July and fall, she will fish throughout the Brooks River.  Until she arrived at Brooks River with cubs in 2014, she appeared to be somewhat habituated to people and would often walk by anglers in the lower river.  Her behavior was noticeably different with cubs.  Instead of tolerating people, she often avoidd them.  Bears posses the ability to change their behavior to best fit the circumstances.  In this case 132 may have altered her behavior in order to give her cubs a greater level of protection. This has advantages and disadvantages.  Bears who are consistently tolerant of people at Brooks River can fish for salmon at all times, but bears that are not tolerant of people avoid the river when people are present.  For some bears, people can be seen as a threat or a competitor even if that is not our intention. When raising cubs, does 132 face a disadvantage because of her apparent intolerance of people?  Bears who are sonsistently tolerant of people (like adult females 273. 409 Beadnose, and 410) at Brooks River can fish for salmon at all times, but bears that are not tolerant of people ~ those who are not habituated to humans ~ often avoid the river when people are present.  

Life History:

132 has been a frequent user of Brooks River for many years, yet didn't attract much attention from bear watchers until she returned in fall of 2014 with 3 spring cubs in tow.  

2005:  Spring Cub if 4.5 Year-Old Subadult in 2009

2005 is believed to be 132's year of birth.

2009:   4.5 Year-Old Subadult, 1st Year Identified

132 was initially classified as a 4.5 year-old subadult in 2009.

2010:  5.5 Year-Old

July 2010:

2012:  7.5 Year-Old Adult Female

July 2012:

2014:  Adult Female with 3 Spring Cubs, 1st Known Litter

2014 Season:

Ranger Jeanne's flickr album of 132 and her 3 spring cubs.  Ranger Jeanne provided this helpful information when trying to determine the difference between the 132 family group and the 813 Nostril Bear family group since both sows had 3 spring cubs during the 2014 season.:  "132 has a darker, more uniformly colored muzzle than 813. Her ears are more rounded. Two of her spring cubs are darker brown while one is light. They seem fatter than 813's cubs." Ranger Mike Fitz shared this 2014 season photo of 132 on February 15, 2018 .:

September 2014:

2014.09.03:  This video by RGW may be 132 chasing 500 Indy.:
903TripletsV3 Could this be 132 (with her 3 spring cubs) chasing 500 Indy? September 3, 2014 by RGW

903TripletsV3 Could this be 132 (with her 3 spring cubs) chasing 500 Indy? September 3, 2014 by RGW

2014.09.12:  Ranger Jeanne's photos of the 132 family group (132 and 3 spring cubs).:   Photo #1 , #2 ,#3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 , #14 , #15 & #16 .

2014.09.13:  Ranger Jeanne's photos of the 132 family group (132 and 3 spring cubs).:   Photo#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 , #14 , #15 , #16 , #17 & #18

2014.09.14:  Ranger Jeanne's photos of the 132 family group (132 and 3 spring cubs).:   Photo #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 , #14 , #15 , #16 , #17#18 , #19 , #20 , #21 , #22 , #23 , #24 , #25 , #26 , #27 , #28 , #29#30 , #31 , #32 , #33 , #34 , #35 , #36 , #37 , #38 , #39 , #40 , & #41 .

2014.09.15:  132 with 3 spring cubs video by DTB:

15 September 2014 Mom (Bear 132) and Triplets LR 203 AT video by DTB

15 September 2014 Mom (Bear 132) and Triplets LR 203 AT video by DTB

2014.09.17:  Donna T Bennett's video of 132's jumping cub.:
17 September 2014 Bear 132's Jumping Cub by DTB

17 September 2014 Bear 132's Jumping Cub by DTB


2014.09.25:  The Katmai version of West Side Story is  captured in this video of the meet-up between the 132's and the 435's (435, & now 719, 503 Cubadult) by DTB:

435 & Cubs Meet 132 & Triplets 25 September 2014 LR Katmai Version of West Side Story video by DTB

435 & Cubs Meet 132 & Triplets 25 September 2014 LR Katmai Version of West Side Story video by DTB

132's family group meet 435 Holly's family group (435, 719, & 503 Cubadult) video by JoeBear:

Holly and Cubs Meets Mom and 3 Cubs 09.25

Holly and Cubs Meets Mom and 3 Cubs 09.25.2014 video by JoeBear

October 2014:

2014.10.01:  NPS photo of 132 with her 3 spring cubs from KNP&P Katmai Terrane blog:  Previously on Bearcam published June 23, 2015 by Ranger Michael Fitz.:

2014.10.08:  PhotobearsBry created this gif of 132 and her 3 spring cubs.:

2014.10.10:  Donna T Bennett's video of 132's spring cub on Spit Road - "You Can WAIT For Me":

You can WAIT for ME! October 10, 2014 by DTB

You can WAIT for ME! October 10, 2014 by DTB

And then Donna T Bennett's video of 132's cub telling 132 how it all went down.:
Telling Mom How it All Went Down

Telling Mom How it All Went Down. October 10, 2014 by DTB

2014.10.16:  132 and 435 Holly double bluff video by Explore:

Mother bears double bluff 10.16

Mother bears double bluff 10.16.2014 EXPLORE LIVE EVENTS

2014.10.18:  132, 435 and their collective 5 cubs, do not always see eye to eye. More rumblin' down in the hood. Video by DTB:
These Families Do Not Aways Get Along 132 family group and 435 family group 10.18

These Families Do Not Aways Get Along 132 family group and 435 family group 10.18.2014 video by DTB

2015:  Adult Female with 3 Yearlings

132 first appeared in the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book on page 30:

2015 Season:

"National parks have inspired artists for generations. A bear cub from this family (132's yearling) at Brooks River sparked Ranger Cindy Jacoby to paint this watercolor last summer (2015 season)" from KNP&P's February 19, 2016 facebook post .:

Park visitor Ross Baldwin captured this video of 132 and her 3 yearling and 402 and her 4 spring cubs.  Vocalizations abound in this video; be sure to have your sound turned up for this one!  132 can be seen and heard jaw popping and huffing for her two wayward yearlings after her interaction with 402.  

Katmai NP Bear Fight 2015 Season by Ross Baldwin (132 with her 3 yearlings & 402 with her 4 spring cubs)

Katmai NP Bear Fight 2015 Season by Ross Baldwin (132 with her 3 yearlings & 402 with her 4 spring cubs)

Amalia Garduno captured this video of 132 and her 3 yearlings.  Be sure to have your sound on to hear the vocalizations.:

132 and Yearlings 2015 Amalia Garduno

132 and Yearlings 2015 Amalia Garduno

July 2015:

2015.07.??:  KNP&P volunteer (VIP), cam viewer, and cam op Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout) captured this video of 132 and her 3 yealrings.

2015.07.??:  Cam viewer and park visitor Carla Farris captured this photo of 132's 3 yearlings.

2015.07.01:  Ranger Mike Fitz commented on July 2, 2015 at 10:16 am and shared this July 1, 2015 photo that he captured when he observed 132 and her 3 yearlings .  

2015.07.02:  Park visitor Nancy Lesczcynski captured this video of 132 and her 3 yearlings.:

Brooks Falls Mom bear and 3 Cubs July 2,2015 by Nancy Leszczynski (132 with her 3 yearlings)

Brooks Falls Mom bear and 3 Cubs July 2,2015 by Nancy Leszczynski (132 with her 3 yearlings)

2015.07.09:  Park visitor and cam viewer RGK captured this photo of 132 with her 3 yearlings during his trip to Brooks Camp.

2015.07.11:  Mike FItz captured these photos of 132 and her 3 yearlings.:  #1 of 132 and 1 of her 3 yearlings , & #2 of 132 with her 3 yearlings 

2015.07.18:  Nanc captured this video of 132 and her 3 yearlings.:

Bandicam 2015 07 18 14 40 01 105 132 with her 3 yearlings by Nanc

Bandicam 2015 07 18 14 40 01 105 132 with her 3 yearlings by Nanc

2015.07.19:  Mike Fitz captured this photo of 132 with her 3 yearlings.

2015.07.26:  KNP&P volunteer (VIP), cam viewer, and cam op Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout) captured this video of 132 and her 3 yealrings.

Anna-Marie also captured this photo  of 132 and her 3 yearlings on July 26, 2015 while volunteering at Brooks Camp:

Please request Anna-Marie's permission prior to using her photo!

2015.07.27: KNP&P volunteer (VIP), cam viewer, and cam op Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout) captured these photos of 132 with her 3 yearlings while volunteering at Brooks Camp:  Photo #1Photo #2 , & Photo #3 : Please request Anna-Marie's permission prior to using her photos!

Anna-Marie also captured this video of 132 and her 2 of her 3 yearlings on July 27, 2015.  Turn the sound on for this one.

September 2015:

October 2015:

2015.10.11:  132 and 3 yearlings video by Mickey Williams:

Bear 132 and 3 yearlings October 11, 2015 video by Mickey Williams

Bear 132 and 3 yearlings October 11, 2015 video by Mickey Williams

2016:  Adult Female with Three 2.5 Year-Old Cubs

132 is included in the 2016 Bears of Brooks River book on page 36:

"Disadvantaged or not, #132 has been remarkably successful in raising offspring. By the end of 2016 all three of her cubs, now 2.5 years old, were seen frequenting the lower river with her, fishing and often pushing other bears away. Cubs are often emancipated at 2.5 years, but keeping them for an additional summer may have given #132 an advantage – given the size of her cubs, the family “gang” is a force to be reckoned with. Other bears often yielded space to the group, resulting in uninhibited fishing access."

June 2016:

2016.06.07:  On June 7, 2016 in the afternoon, 132 and her three 2.5 year-old cubs were observed as they walked down the Brooks River, into and around camp.  The family groups was observed eating grasses and horse tails. On June 9, 2016 Ranger Daniel Lombardi shared the following June 7, 2016 photos of the family group:

On June 9, 2016 Ranger Dave shared the following June 7, 2016 photos of 132 and her three 2.5 year-old cubs in this comment :

2016.06.08:  132 and her 3 cubs were observed walking along the beach of Naknek Lake in the late night hours.  They did not enter camp this time.

2016.06.22:  132 with three 2.5 year-old cubs video by Erum Chad (aka Erie):

Bear 132 with 3 cubs 2016.06

Bear 132 with 3 cubs 2016.06.22 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

July 2016:

2016.07.16 - 2016.07.21:  Cam viewer and park visitor Truman Everts captured photos of the 132 family group members during his July 16, 2016 - July 21, 2016 trip to Brooks Camp.  Truman very generously shared his photos with cam viewers in the bearcam comments!  THANK YOU TRUMAN!!!!!

132 Only:  Truman captured these photos of 132 only:  Photo #1 , #2  & #3 . 

132 with 1 of 3 cubs:  Truman captured these photos of 132 and one of her three 2.5 year-old cubs:  Photo #1 & #2

GEO (Goofy Eared One):  Truman captured these photos of one of 132's three 2.5 year-old cubs, the one that was given the cam viewer unofficial nickname of GEO (Goofy Eared One).:  Photo #1 & #2 

2016.07.18:   At approximately 19:30 Alaska time, park visitor and cam viewer Truman Everts captured this photo of 132 and one of her three 2.5 year-old cubs.


Melissa Freels captured this video of 132 and her three 2.5 year-old cubs.:

132 and Cubs, July 18, 2016 by Melissa Freels

132 and Cubs, July 18, 2016 by Melissa Freels

132 with her three 2.5 year-old cubs video by Carol Anne Meyer.  Turn your volume up for this one!:

Bear Party July 18, 2016 by Carol Anne Meyer (132 w three 2

Bear Party July 18, 2016 by Carol Anne Meyer (132 w three 2.5 year-old cubs)-0

132 with her three 2.5 year-old cubs video by stmango.:

132 & 3 2

132 & 3 2.5 yr olds 2016 07 18 12 44 07 647 by stmango

132 with her three 2.5 year-old cubs videos by Brenda D:

Part 1:  LOOKING FOR LINK

Part 2:  LOOKING FOR LINK

Part 3:

07.18

07.18.2016 - 132 and 3 - 2 5 year olds cubs Part 3 video by Brenda D

132 with her three 2.5 year-old cubs video by Erum Chad (aka Erie):

132 & 3 cubs at falls 2016-07-18 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

132 & 3 cubs at falls 2016-07-18 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2016.07.24:  Alan Jones captured this photo of 132 with two of her three 2.5 year-old cubs.

September 2016:

2016.09.09 19:00:  132 with three 2.5 year-old cub video by Mickey Williams:
7 00 PM 09.09.16 132 and 2

7 00 PM 09.09.16 132 and 2.5 year olds video by Mickey Williams

2016.09.12:  132's family group and 273's family group video by Melissa Freels.  273 bluff charges one of 132's cubs:

132's Posse Startles Velcro and Mom (273) on Spit, September 12, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

132's Posse Startles Velcro and Mom (273) on Spit, September 12, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

2016.09.15 14:40:  132 and her three 2.5 year-old cubs play fighting video by Mickey Williams:
2 40pm 9.15.16 132 and three 2

2 40pm 9.15.16 132 and three 2.5 year olds play fighting video by Mickey Williams

2016.09.18:  132 with her three 2.5 year-old cubs video by Ratna:

132 and her chubs P1 sept 18, 2016 by Ratna

132 and her chubs P1 sept 18, 2016 by Ratna

2016.09.23: 14:37:  132 family group and 94 and yearling video by Martina:

2016.09

2016.09.23 94 & yearling think 132 & "gang" video by Martina

Snapshots by Bookmom : 2016.09.24:  132's family group, 402's family group and 719 (435's 2.5 year-old emancipated subadult) video by Melissa Freels:
Action on Spit Road! 402 and cubs Princess, and 132's crew, September 24 2016 video by Melissa Freels

Action on Spit Road! 402 and cubs Princess, and 132's crew, September 24 2016 video by Melissa Freels

2016.09.25:  132 and her three 2.5 year-old cubs early in the morning video by Ratna:

Early am bears 132 and her chubs September 25, 2016 by Ratna

Early am bears 132 and her chubs September 25, 2016 by Ratna


132's and 402's family groups meet on Spit Road video by Melissa Freels:

132 and 402 Families Meet on the Spit, September 25, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

132 and 402 Families Meet on the Spit, September 25, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

Snapshots by Bookmom :

2016.09.27:  Theft on Spit Road video by Melissa Freels:

Theft on Spit Road! 132 and Cubs, September 27, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

Theft on Spit Road! 132 and Cubs, September 27, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

Video by Brenda D.:

09.27

09.27.2016 - 132's Cub Steal Rope Out of Boat by Brenda D

2016.09.29:  132 and three 2.5 year-old cubs meet 273 and yearling video by Erum Chad (aka Erie):

132 & cubs meeting 273 & Velcro 2016.09

132 & cubs meeting 273 & Velcro 2016.09.29 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

October 2016:

2016.10.04: 

132 family group on Spit Road video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).  At 2:32 into this video take notice of the last cub coming up Spit Road....do you see a resemblence to the 2017 Little Lip Fisher ?

Bear 132 & cubs walking down the road Brooks falls Katmai 2016-10-04 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 132 & cubs walking down the road Brooks falls Katmai 2016-10-04 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

132 was darted by Ranger Michael Saxton video by Jusywho:

2016.10.04 132 & Co..

2016.10.04 132 & Co...Walking & Then !?! 132 Darted video by Jusywho

132 was darted by Ranger Michael Saxton video by Erum Chad (aka Erie):

Bear 132 darted Brooks Falls Katmai 2016-10-04 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 132 darted Brooks Falls Katmai 2016-10-04 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

132 was darted by Ranger Michael Saxton video by Melissa Freels.:

132 is Darted for DNA Project; 94 and Cub Watch, October 4, 2016 by Melissa Freels

132 is Darted for DNA Project; 94 and Cub Watch, October 4, 2016 by Melissa Freels

2016.10.06:  132 and three 2.5 year-old cubs & 410 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie):

Bear 410 & 132 with 3 cubs LR 2016.10

Bear 410 & 132 with 3 cubs LR 2016.10.06 13 31 28 934 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2017:  Single Adult Female

132 was included in the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book on page 40.:

June 2017:

2017.06.??:  132 and 274 Overflow waiting for salmon video by Melissa Freels :

Bears 132 and 274 Overflow, June 2017 video by Melissa Freels-0

Bears 132 and 274 Overflow, June 2017 video by Melissa Freels-0

2017.06.24:

132 is seen being courted by 603 in this 6/24/17 video by Cheryl Yoshioka and published on her behalf by Melissa Freels:

Courting Bears at Brooks Falls, Alaska, June 24, 2017 - Video by Cheryl Yoshioka-0

Courting Bears at Brooks Falls, Alaska, June 24, 2017 - Video by Cheryl Yoshioka-0

Melissa also posted additional photos and described the "Scenes from a Brown Bear Courtship." The boar was later determined to be 603.

2017.06.30:  132 at Brooks Falls video by Melissa Freels:

Bear 132 (?) at Brooks Falls, June 30, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

Bear 132 (?) at Brooks Falls, June 30, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

July 2017:

September 2017:

2017.09.14:  Park visitor and cam viewer, RiverPA (aka Lee) captured these photos of 132 during their trip to Brooks Camp:  Photo #1 , Photo #2 & Photo #3 :

Please request RiverPA's (aka Lee's) permission prior to using their photos!

2018:  Adult Female with 2 Spring Cubs, then 1 Remaining Spring Cub

132 was included in the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book on page 42.  132 was also mentioned on the Miscellaneous Subadults page (page 30) of the 2018 edition of the book.:

2018 Season:

Cam viewer Olddude shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 132 and her remaining spring cub from during the 2018 season.  Cruiser created this gif of 132 and her remaining spring cub from the 2018 season.  Scooch shared this snapshot of 132 and her remaining spring cub and also included a poem.  Xander-Sage created this gif of 132 and her remaining spring cub captured on the Underwater cam during the 2018 season.  Xander-Sage shared this 2018 season gif of 132 with her remaining spring cub.  Xander-Sage also shared this 2018 season gif of 132 and her remaining spring cub.  Xander-Sage shared this 3rd gif of 132 and her remaining spring cub during the 2018 season.  Xander-Sage shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 132 and her remaining spring cub during the 2018 season :

JG shared these July 3, 2018 - October 19, 2018 snapshots of 132 and her remaining spring cub:  #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 , #14 , #15 , #16 , #17 , #18 , #19 , #20 , #21 , #22 , #23 , #24 , #25 & #26 :

Sometime between June 30, 2018 and July 3, 2018:  Valentina Khalimon's video with a quick glimpse of 132 and cubs at 2:10-2:13, 7/3/2018 or before.

Alaska 2018 Denali, Valley of 10,000 Smokes, Katmai by Valentina Khalimon (sometime between June 30, 2018 & July 3, 2018)

Alaska 2018 Denali, Valley of 10,000 Smokes, Katmai by Valentina Khalimon (sometime between June 30, 2018 & July 3, 2018)

Sometime after July 3, 2018, in Summer of 2018:  Ranger Russ Taylor captured this summer of 2018 photo of 132 and her remaining spring cub that KNP&P shared in their November 9, 2018 instagram post .

Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this 2018 Season video of 132 and her 2018 offspring in memory of 132's lost cub:

Bear 132 and cubs 2018 Season In Memory of 132's lost cub by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

Bear 132 and cubs 2018 Season In Memory of 132's lost cub by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

Cam viewer Kam created this artwork of 132 and her remaining spring cub.:

June 2018:

2018.06.28:  On June 28, 2018 132 returned to the Brooks River with 2 spring cubs.  These are the first spring cubs observed at Brooks Camp during the 2018 season .:

Instagrammer Charlie Sturm posted to his instagram on July 3, 2018 with a photo of 132 and her 2 spring cubs that was taken on Thursday, June 28, 2018.   Charlie shared this information in the instagram post.:  "Had the incredible opportunity to see this Sow cautiously take her two yearlings into Brooks Camp for the first time on Thursday. "

During the July 3, 2018 Live Chat with Mike Fitz and Ranger Russ LaValle from the Riffles platform, Mike Fitz says that he believes this sow with two spring cubs is 132.  

July 2018:

132 with her two spring cubs and/or 132 and her one remaining spring cub were observed three or more times during official July 2018 bear monitoring sessions per Ranger Russ Taylor's (Katmai Ranger) September 14, 2018 13:12 comment that included Ranger Tammy Carmack's offical list .:

2018.07.03:   A day that would turn fateful for this family group:

Erum Chad (aka Erie) captured this video of 132 and her 2 spring cubs in the lower river area.:

Bear 132 with 2 COYS LR 2018 07 03 Brooks Falls Katmai by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 132 with 2 COYS LR 2018 07 03 Brooks Falls Katmai by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

​​On July 4, 2018 at 23:12 , park visitor and bearcam viewer/chatter, Amanda Thompson, shared her July 3, 2018 observations and photos of 132 and her two spring cubs:

Photo #1 , Photo #2 , and Photo #3 :

Please request Amanda Thompson's permission prior to using her photos!

"The beautiful little family last night (July 3, 2018) at the lower platform before they made the ill fated trip to the falls. I am just back into Anchorage this afternoon and am on limited internet so not sure what is the latest update on the remaining cub and its mum. It was a tough evening to be there but still an honour to be witness to these tough lives. I did not see the interaction. I did see the two boars head out of the falls (I was on the Falls platform) and then headed back to the Riffles (to return to camp-I was unaware) to hear and see the tiny bear in the tree and the two NP workers monitoring the situation. We saw the little body but the boar (856) had moved on and the mother (132) was not nearby at that stage. We were/are very concerned about her condition. I will hopefully share some happier pictures of our amazing three night visit (arrival July 1, 2018 - departure July 4, 2018)."

On the evening of July 3, 2018 856 killed one of 132's (? ID not firm) spring cubs.  On July 4, 2018 at 06:20 Ranger Andrew popped into the bearcam comments to share the news of the July 3, 2018 incident :

"Hi everyone, last night near the Riffles we had a dramatic reminder that life as a bear can be difficult, dangerous, and short.

Bear 856 came upon what is thought to be bear 132 and her two spring cubs. Bear 856 attacked and killed one of the cubs. After an altercation with 856, bear 132 then left the scene wounded. Her remaining cub was abandoned in a tree above the carcass of its deceased sibling . It could be heard vocalizing and crying out to its separated mother.

The abandoned cub was later seen coming down from the tree, still vocalizing, and wandering around by itself. The whereabouts of both it and its mother are not known at this time.

Though it can be tough to witness, infanticide is a natural part of the bear world. Both genders may kill cubs, it is most often committed by male bears.

Mike Fitz and I will be doing a live chat later today on this topic at 9am Alaska time, 10am pacific. -Ranger Andrew"

Another thing we learned is that the Riffles platform was closed to park visitors on the evening of July 3, 2018 when the incident of 856 killing 132's cub took place.

KNP&P's July 4, 2018 Facebook post shared this information about the July 3, 2018 infanticide incident between 856 and the 132 family group.:  Their Facebook post included two photos (#1 of 132's deceased spring cub & #2 of 132's treed remaining spring cub after being separated from 132 ) courtesy of Ranger Russ Taylor.  In reply to a comment on their Facebook post thread, KNP&P shared this additional information about the incident: "The actual event was not caught on video [by the park service] or in front of the Bearcams. It is likely that it took place simply out of aggression. 856 was seen engaging with 634 Popeye shortly beforehand.".  KNP&P also shared this information about the 132's deceased cub's body :  " The body of the cub will be left in place, particularly because the location (below the Riffles platform) is closed to humans on the ground June 15 to August 15."  KNP&P also replied to another social media user :  "Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Beatrice. This sort of event, although occasionally tragic from our perspective, is a regular and recurring part of their world."  They also shared that this may just be a case of 132 and her 2 spring cubs being in the wrong place at the wrong time .:  "Yes, these are a few of the theories regarding infanticide. This particular instance just may have been an example of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Dominant bears in particular are likely conditioned to attack small, perceptibly weak creatures.  And yes, 814 Lurch was seen killing a cub a number of years ago.":

KNP&P also shared this July 3, 2018 video of 132's remaining spring cub bawling up in the tree courtesy of Ranger Russ Taylor in the comment thread below the July 4, 2018 KNP&P Facebook post by Ranger Andrew.  You can enlarge the video and be sure to turn the sound up to hear the cub bawling.  

On July 5, 2018 KNP&P commented an update in their July 4, 2018 Facebook post thread that 132 and her remaining spring cub had been reunited with a photo of them together.  KNP&P also commented on July 5, 2018 in the same July 4, 2018 Facebook post thread re: 132's physical condition .  "...she (132) appears okay. She did seem to be walking a little stiffly, but hopefully will be back to 100% soon".:

2018.07.04:  There is hope that 132 and her remaining spring cub have been reuntied, but there is no confirmation from rangers with boots on the ground at this time.  Cam viewers, thanks to the efforts of the cam op, were able to observed what appears to be a sow with a single spring cub.  132 is the only sow that has been observed with spring cubs so far in the 2018 season, leaving hope that this was 132 and her remaining spring cub.

Erum Chad (aka Erie) captured this video :

Sow with COY far in cut bank area riffles 132? 2018 07 04 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

Sow with COY far in cut bank area riffles 132? 2018 07 04 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

Ratna captured this video :

Is this who we are all searching for? 7 4 18 Sow with spring cub 132? by Ratna

Is this who we are all searching for? 7 4 18 Sow with spring cub 132? by Ratna

2018.07.05:

11:15 & 11:21:  Ranger Russ popped into the bearcam comments at 11:15 with BIG news!:

"Ranger Russ here. I've received word from two different rangers who witnessed 132 with one cub. So it does appear that they have been reunited. Hopefully we can get a photograph or you'll see them on the cams soon. It does appear that they reconnected."

At 11:21 Ranger Russ shared more BIG news!:

In response to:  "Thank you so much for letting us know....I hope 132 is ok too."

Ranger Russ' 11:21 reply:  "She appears to be."

12:03:  

132 and her remaining spring cub may have been observed on the Lower River East cam (RW feed) at approximately 12:03 :

Xander-Sage-2 created this gif .

Cindy Tucker captured this video :

Possible 132 and spring cub by Cindy Tucker-1

Possible 132 and spring cub by Cindy Tucker-1

Erum Chad (aka Erie) captured this video :

Bear 132 is back with her surviving cub RW Brooks Falls 2018 07 05 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

Bear 132 is back with her surviving cub RW Brooks Falls 2018 07 05 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

Xander-Sage-2 captured these snapshots:

12:08:  132 and her remaining spring cub were observed and photographed by Ranger Russ.  Ranger Russ commented at 13:06 to share the information and photograph:

"132 and springer, seen around 12:08pm local time today. This is the view towards the elbow from the corner bridge gate. One photograph, then a crop. Ranger Russ"

2018.07.06:  Park visitor Laura Polakowski shared this July 6, 2018 photo of a family group believed to be 132 and her remaining spring cubs in a comment in the KNP&P July 4, 2018 Facebook post thread .

2018.07.07:  132 and her remaining spring cub were observed on the Lower River East cam.  

LaniH captured this video :

132 and her COY July 7 2017 by LaniH

132 and her COY July 7 2017 by LaniH

Erum Chad (aka Erie) captured this video :

We ❤️ You - Bear 132 with surviving Coy 2018 07 07 RW Brooks Falls Explore by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

We ❤️ You - Bear 132 with surviving Coy 2018 07 07 RW Brooks Falls Explore by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2018.07.08:  Donald Photography captured this photo of 132 and her remaining spring cub where you can see one of the wounds on 132's chest .  Donald Photography captured these photos of 132 and her remaining spring cub resting peacefully together:  Photo #1 , #2 , #3 & #4 .

2018.07.11 or PRIOR (between July 3, 2018 & July 11, 2018):  Craig Kutella's Instagram video of 132 and her cub surprising park visitors on the beach near the flag pole.  The KNP&P ranger instructs park visitors on the beach to group up allowing 132 and her remaining spring cub to head toward the tree line and Lodge Trail.  The ranger comments on how big 132 has gotten..  

2018.07.15:  Denis Ryan captured this photo of 132 that shows the wound on her chest.  Denis Ryan also captured this photo of 132 with her remaining spring cub and a subadult bear. 

Denis Ryan shared this information about the interaciton between 132's cub and a subadult from that day.:  

"This was taken after stalking this baby cub in a tree for several hours. The cub was chased into the tree by the sub-adult bear. The sub-adult was fiercely pursuing this cub. The cub was scared, screaming for his life making all sorts of noise. The mother returned from fishing in the river to find her cub fighting for his life in the tree. The mother started shaking the tree to scare the sub-adult bear away, so the baby cub could finally return to the ground after three hours of being chased by this white bear. The mother bear wouldn’t stand a repeat of what happened less than 10 days ago, when her other cub was killed by another boar (male bear). The mom and the cub proceed to leave the area following the river bank, where they ran into the sub-adult bear again. This time the mom has got the cubs back."

2018.07.16:  Xander-Sage created this gif of 132 and her remaining spring cub.:

LuvBears created this video of 132 and her remaining spring cub.:

Sow 132 with one cub fishing LR and blonde runs by 7 16 18 by LuvBears

Sow 132 with one cub fishing LR and blonde runs by 7 16 18 by LuvBears

September 2018:

2018.09.11:  D McGowen captured this photo of 132 and her remaining spring cub on the beach. 2018.09.13:  Bookmom shared this Explore Recorder video and the following thoughts about it:  "...one of my favorite videos of 132 and cub last season. Start at 37:33 in the video.132 coming out of the water and her cub joyously greeting her.":

River Watch Bear Cam 09-13-2018 14 02 03 - 15 02 03 Explore Recorder video

River Watch Bear Cam 09-13-2018 14 02 03 - 15 02 03 Explore Recorder video

Lani H's video of 132 and her remaining spring cub.:
132 and coy on spit road 9 13 2018 by Lani H

132 and coy on spit road 9 13 2018 by Lani H

GABear created this gif of 132's remaining spring cub greeting her as arrives on Spit Road after exiting the boat cove.  (Note:  The format of the gif won't allow it to be added directly to the wiki)

2018.09.14:  Birgitt's video of 132 wtih her remaining spring cub being alarmed when 409 Beadnose waddles past.:

132 & Spring Cub are Alarmed as 409 Beadnose Waddles Past 2018-09-14 by Birgitt

132 & Spring Cub are Alarmed as 409 Beadnose Waddles Past 2018-09-14 by Birgitt

2018.09.14:  Park visitor and cam viewer Lee (aka RiverPA) captured this photo of 132 with her remaining spring cub.:    THERE ARE 21 PHOTOS OF 132 FG ON LEE'S FLICKR NEED LINKS TO ADD HERE



2018.09.14 - 2018.09.17:  132 and her remaining spring cub photo by park visitor and cam viewer, Ratna Narayan captured during her Brooks Camp trip. Ratna also shared these photos (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 132 and her remaining spring cub from her trip.  Ratna shared this photo of 132 and her remaining spring cub.  Ratna also shared this photo of 132 and her remaining spring cub.:

Please request Ratna's permission prior to using her photograph!

2018.09.15:  Ratna shared these September 15, 2018 photos (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 & #7 (132 only) ) of 132 and her remaining spring cub.:

2018.09.16:  132's curious remaining spring cubs meets KNP&P bear management video by mckate.:

16 Sep 2018 132's Curious Cub Greets Bear Management by mckate

16 Sep 2018 132's Curious Cub Greets Bear Management by mckate

132 and her remaining spring cub eventually yeild space to those trying to get to their destination for the evening; video by Birgitt:

132 & coy Scared off by Park Staff 2018-09-16 23-06-01-600 by Birgitt

132 & coy Scared off by Park Staff 2018-09-16 23-06-01-600 by Birgitt

2018.09.16 - 2018.09.21:  KNP&P's September 21, 2018 instagram post with photo of 132 and her remaining spring cub taken this week.:

"A lot can happen in one summer. 

In July, bear 132 and one of her cubs were briefly separated after bear 856 attacked and killed the cub's sibling.

At the time, the surviving cub was seen by itself, calling out from a tree. This week, mom and cub were seen at the lower river, gaining fat quickly as the family prepares for hibernation.

Contrast photos from this week and the July incident."

2018.09.17:  Richard Cohen captured these photos of 132 charging at 719:  Photo #1#2 .

Birgitt captured this video of 132 and her remaining spring cub moving away from 719.:

132 and Cub Move Away From 719 on Spit 2018-09-17 by Birgitt

132 and Cub Move Away From 719 on Spit 2018-09-17 by Birgitt

2018.09.22:  132 and her remaining spring cub vs the Underwater live cam conduit video by Birgitt.:

132's Spring Cub vs the Cable 2018-09-22 by Birgitt

132's Spring Cub vs the Cable 2018-09-22 by Birgitt

Cruiser created this gif of 132 and her remaining spring cub:

2018.09.22 - 2018.09.24:  In this video by Big Person, 132 and her remaining spring cub are seen feeding on the LR at 14:31-15:56. (Note:  402 and her quads can also be seen from 9:00-11:29 and 16:33-19:30):

Brooks Camp's Autumn Bear Watching September 22, 2018 - September 24, 2018 by Big Person

Brooks Camp's Autumn Bear Watching September 22, 2018 - September 24, 2018 by Big Person

2018.09.24:  132 and remaining spring cub stop in for the live chat with Mike Fitz and Ranger Andrew LaValle:

Mike Fitz and Andrew Lavalle Interrupted by Bears - Live Chat September 24, 2018 with appearance by 132 and remaining spring cub

Mike Fitz and Andrew Lavalle Interrupted by Bears - Live Chat September 24, 2018 with appearance by 132 and remaining spring cub

McKate created this video of 132 and her remaining spring cub in their front row seats for Mike Fitz' and Ranger Andrew LaValle's live chat.  Even the bears of Brooks River know how knowledgable Mike Fitz and the Katmai National Park rangers are!:

24 Sep 2018 132 and Cub Attend Live Chat by mckate

24 Sep 2018 132 and Cub Attend Live Chat by mckate

Bookmom captured this snapshot of 132 with her remaining spring cub in the live chat audience.  Sunny shared this snapshot of 132 with her remaining spring cub.:

2018.09.25:  McKate's video of 132 using her remaining spring cub as a pillow.:

25 Sep 2018 132 Uses Cub for Pillow by mckate

25 Sep 2018 132 Uses Cub for Pillow by mckate

October 2018:

2018.10.03:  132 and her remaining spring cub near the floating bridge video by Birgitt.:

132 & coy Swim to the Bridge 2018-10-03 21-15-17-310 by Birgitt

132 & coy Swim to the Bridge 2018-10-03 21-15-17-310 by Birgitt

2018.10.07:  132 with her remaining spring cub and 94 with her 3 spring cubs on the spit video by Birgitt.:

94 & coy Join 132 & coy on Spit 2018-10-07 21-11-43-828 by Birgitt

94 & coy Join 132 & coy on Spit 2018-10-07 21-11-43-828 by Birgitt

2018.10.18:  132 and remaining spring cub video by Birgitt:

132 & Spring Cub Fish Near Bridge 2018-10-18 by Birgitt

132 & Spring Cub Fish Near Bridge 2018-10-18 by Birgitt

132 and remaining spring cub video by Casper Trout:

CAMOP Discovers 132 1 2018 10 18 12 18 26 926 by Casper Trout

CAMOP Discovers 132 1 2018 10 18 12 18 26 926 by Casper Trout

November 2018:

2018.11.09:  KNP&P's Instagram post with a photo of 132 and her remaining spring cub that was taken during the summer of the 2018 season courtesy of Ranger Russ Taylor.:

2019:  Adult Female with 1 Remaining Yearling

132 and her remaining offspring, now a yearling, from her 2018 litter were observed

May 2019:

2019.05.20:  Brooks Lodge employee Jordan Nelson, daughter of IzzyDog captured a photo and video of 132 and her remaining offspring, now a yearling, from her 2018 litter.  

IzzyDog's May 21, 2019 06:55 comment with Jordan Nelson's May 20, 2019 photo of 132 and yearling .  Jordan was cleaning the cabins when she was lucky enough to observe the 132 family group.  Jordan Nelson also captured this video footage of 132 and her yearling.:

132 and Yearling at Brooks Lodge, AK - May 20, 2019 by Jordan Nelson

132 and Yearling at Brooks Lodge, AK - May 20, 2019 by Jordan Nelson

2019.05.??:  KNP&P's May 25, 2019 16:01 Facebook post with NPS photo of 132 and her remaining yearling.:

"This photo shows:
a) New park staff calmly having their first bear sighting during training.
b) The correct distance from which to observe bears at Brooks Camp (minimum 50 yds).
c) Both a) and b)."

June 2019:

2019.06.??:  KNP&P Ranger Maurice Whalen captured this NPS photo of 132 and her remaining 2018 offspring, now a yearling.  On June 13, 2019 at 08:33 AKDT Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi shared Ranger Maurice's NPS photo in the bearcam comments with this informaiton:  "Morning, afternoon, evening Bear Fans. Ranger Mo Whalen is a terrific photographer and he has some stunning photographs to share. Sometime in the near future, I will post high resolution versions of some of these photos on Katmai's Flickr account.  Here is a photograph of 132 and her cub on the beach. If you click on the photo and enlarge it, the resolution is much better. Sorry I forgot to ask Mo for the date, but I will ask him for you all. It was within the past two weeks I believe."

Known Courting & Mating:

2017:

June 2017:

603:  132 was observed being courted by 603 on 2017.06.24.

Known Litters of Cubs:

1st Known Litter:  3 Spring Cubs

2014:  3 Spring Cubs

2015:  3 Yearlings

2016::  3 - 2.5 Year-Old Cubs

2017:  Successful emancipation of 3 - 3.5 Year-Old offspring

2nd Known Litter:  2 Spring Cubs

2018:  2 Spring Cubs, lost one on July 3, 2018; killed by 856 

2019:  1 Remaining Yearling

Known Relatives:

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Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

2016:  Successfully darted by Ranger Michael Saxton

132 was successfully darted by Ranger Michael Saxton on October 4, 2016.  Video by Melissa Freels.  Other videos are available in the October 4, 2016 Life History section above:

132 is Darted for DNA Project; 94 and Cub Watch, October 4, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

132 is Darted for DNA Project; 94 and Cub Watch, October 4, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

2017:  Successfully darted by Ranger Michael Saxton

132 was again successfully darted by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2017.



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