What We Learned About Them From Ranger Dave, November 9, 2017:
Please note: These subadults may get their own individual pages as soon as numbers are assigned over the winter / in early spring and that information is made available to us.
Ranger Dave did a comment chat on November 9, 2017 where he shared some photos and information about the subadults observed in 2017. Below is what we learned during the comment chat:
Please also note: The following ID's are believed-to-be, they are not confirmed by DNA and as of 11/09/2017 they remain un-numbered. Numbers will be assigned by Ranger Leslie Skora, KNP&P Wildlife Biologist and Ranger Tammy Carmack, KNP&P Bear Monitor at a later date. These subadults may receive ID numbers in the 800 series.
810 ~ 94's Male 2.5 Year-old Subadult:
This subadult is believed to be the remaining 2.5 year-old offspring from 94's 2015 litter. This subadult looks very similar to 273's 2.5 year-old male subadult, but is slightly smaller. Ranger Dave said that "the differences he noted betwen 94's 2.5 year-old male subadult and 273's 2.5 year-old male subadult are ear-placement, overall size (hard to tell from photos) and muzzle shape".
NOTE: 806 IS THE 2017 "LITTLE LIP FISHER", NOT 804)
804 (SHOULD BE 806) "Little Lip Fisher": (132's???) She was assigned number 804 in the 2018 Bears of Brooks River Book:
NOTE: The 2017 "Little Lip Fisher" was originally ID'd as bear 804. It was later determined that the 2017 "Little Lip Fisher" was assigned bear monitoring number 806. Ranger Dave's 11/09/2017 10:35 comment , Ranger Dave's 11/09/2017 comment , Ranger Dave's 11/09/2017 10:43 comment and Ranger Dave's 11/09/2017 10:44 comment
The believed to be identity of this subadult has not been revealed by rangers. Some cam viewers now believe she is the 3.5 year-old offspring of 132 (thanks Mike Fitz) , emancipated in 2017 after spending a thrid summer with the family group containing her two other siblings. Ranger Dave has shared cam viewers thoughts and "supporting evidence" with both Ranger Leslie and Ranger Tammy. Ranger Tammy finds the photos supporting Little Lip Fisher being one of 132's 2014 offspirng interesting, but wanted to talk more with Ranger Leslie about it. Ranger Dave did comment that Little Lip Fisher is a previously un-numbered bear that has not been identified as an independent bear in prior seasons, Little Lip Fisher remains one of the 2017 season cliff hangers and cam viewers will have to wait for Ranger Leslie and Ranger Tammy to return to the park in the spring to learn more about their thoughts on this subadult. Take a look at the wiki page dedicated to the 2017 Little Lip Fisher and see what you think....132's, 402's (rangers have eliminated her ~ see below) or who?
Ranger Dave shared this photo of this subadult: Little Lip Fisher 09/17/2017 NPS photo :
809 ~ 273's Male 2.5 Year-Old Subadult:
This subadult is believed to be the male 2.5 year-old offspring from 273's 2015 litter.
811 ~ 402's Smaller Female 2.5 Year-Old Subadult:
This subadult is believed to be the female offspring from 402's 2015 litter; the smaller of the two remaining cubs from that litter.
Ranger Dave shared these photos of this subadult: 402's Female Subadult (smaller 2015 remaining offspring) 07/24/2017 NPS photo and 402's Female Subadult (smaller remaining 2015 offspring) 09/27/2017 NPS photo :
Please note: The cause of the right hip wound in photo #2 is unknown.
812 ~ 402's Larger Male 2.5 Year-Old Subadult:
Ranger Dave's 11/09/2017 10:49 comment about this subadult.
This subadult is believed to be the male offspring from 402's 2015 litter; the larger of the two remaining cubs from that litter.
Ranger Dave shared this photo of this subadult: 402's Male Subadult (larger 2015 remaining offspring) 09/18/2017 NPS photo :
831 ~ 504's Lighter Female 2.5 Year-Old Subadult:
Ranger Dave's 11/09/2017 10:59 comment about this subadult.
This subadult is believed to be the female offspring from 504's 2015 litter, the lighter of the two cubs from that litter. Some cam viewers often referred to this 504 offspring by the cam viewer given nicknake "Salt".
Ranger Dave share this photo of this subadult: 504's Female Subadult (lighter 2015 offspring) 09/30/2017 NPS photo :
821 ~ 504's Darker Male 2.5 Year-Old Subadult:
This sudadult is believed to be the male offspring from 504's 2015 litter; the darker of the two cubs from that litter. Some cam viewers offen referred to this 504 offspring by the cam viewer given nickname "Pepper".
Please note: The cause of the large wound on the right hip in photo #2 is unknown.
Ranger Dave shared these two photos of this subadult: 504's Male Subadult (darker 2015 offspring) 09/06/2017 NPS photo 1 and 504's Male Subadult (darker 2015 offspring) 09/25/2017 NPS photo 2 :
What We Have Put Together About Them Since Ranger Dave's Comment Chat on November 9, 2017:
This area is to add photos and videos by KNP&P visitors and/or cam viewers.
This section is a project for another day! November 9th has been a LOOOOOONG day!
2017 Subadult Photos & Videos To Figure Out:
Subadult LRW cam high grading salmon left of bridge 'video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)' :
NEED TO OBTAIN ELAINE'S PERMISSION TO ADD HER PHOTOGRAPHS HERE
2017.07.23: Subadult eating on a rock video by Brenda D. There is speculation that this is one of 132's 2014 offspring (two of which were eventually ID'd as 805 and 806 "Little Lip Fisher"). Both 805 (aka GEO) and 806 "Little Lip Fisher" were discussed as options.
Approximately 20:00: Two subadults (610 maybe & who) playing on grassy point LRE cam video by flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA) : Part 1
Approximately 20:18: The two subadults from above video (610 maybe & who) playing on grassy point LRE cam video by flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA) : Part 2
Approximately 08:51: Subadult LRW cam (273's male 2.5 year-old or 94's male 2.5 year-old?) video by flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA) :
Subadults video by Patricia65 (aka Patty65) :
Subadults playsession Part 2 video by Patricia65 (aka Patty65) :
(Could this one be 273's 2.5 year-old male subadult, 504's 2.5 year-old male subadult, and 504's 2.5 year-old female subadult?)