This wiki page can be used to document individual bears and family groups that were observed during the 2017 season but were unidentified at the time. In the future, if an identification is determined we can easily access the information located here and transfer it to a new page created for that bear.
Boar with Deformed / Scarred Nostrils & Left Shoulder Scar:
2018.09.30: Cam viewer Birgitt captured a video of a boar above Brooks Falls very late in the evening, just before the cams went dark for the night. A deformed nose can be seen as well as a left shoulder scar.
2017.09.13: Cam viewer (RiverPA) and park visitor (Lee) captured these photo of a boar above Brooks Falls with deformed / scarred nostrils and a left shoulder scar: Photo #1 and Photo #2 .
2016.09.26: Cam viewer Brenda D captured this video from the Brooks Falls cam of a boar with what appears to be the same left shoulder scar:
2014.09.30: Cam viewer, Janie Pooh captured this video of a bear with what appears to be the same left shoulder scar: BeckyT-GA captured these snapshots of the 2014 bear with the left shoulder scar: Snapshot #1, Snapshot #2, and Snapshot #3 :
One Eared Bear, July 18, 2017:
In 2015 a bear identified by the rangers as bear 603 in some ways resembles this 2017 one eared bear. Here is one 2015 season NPS photo of the bear identified as 603 in 2015 for comparison .:
Sow with Single Cub: Turned out to be 803 with her yearling
A sow with a single cub, possibly a yearling or older, was observed a few times by cam viewers.
Brenda D captured the sow with single cub in her August 1, 2017 video :
22:52: The sow and single cub can be seen at the 13:17 mark into this video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA):
Who? Long Bodied Bear, Late July to mid-August , 2017
2017.late July to mid-August:
On 5/15/2020 JG shared a photo of a long bodied bear in chat. The photo was take between late July to mid-August, 2017. JG commented: "I wish I was ready to record this other bear in 2017 which is the strangest unknown bear I've seen in 4 seasons watching. Oddly long body and moving at a 480 pace." JG shared this photo.
Who - Unidentified Bears October 24, 2017:
Video by Erum Chad (aka Erie):
Video by Brenda D: