This wiki page can be used to document individual bears and family groups that were observed during the 2018 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.
This wiki page is dedicated to GreenRiver, for without her, this page would not exist. Her June 10, 2019 post about looking for snapshots of 801 leading to her discovery of her June 25, 2018 snapshots of the unidentified adult male with the upper front leg wound, right shoulder wound, and the distinctive muzzle scar lead to the realization that a 2018 Unidentified Bear wiki page failed to exist. THANK YOU GREENRIVER! ♥
Adult Female with a distinctive, narrow, pointed muzzle, small scar on the left hip and thick fur around her head, observed on July 4, 2018 during a play by play. There is speculation that this sow could be 900 who was seen 3 times or more by the bear monitor in July of 2018 and given an ID number.
During a July 4, 2019 play by play, Mike Fitz comments about the sow's distinctive, narrow pointed muzzle and thought she resembled bear 813, Nostril Bear. (later in the season Mike commented that it was not 813. 813 showed up in Camp with 2 spring cubs on 7/21/2019) Mike also commented that "this sow seemed to have a lot of familiarity with Brooks River." In this 7/4/2019 video by Brenda D , these comments can be heard at 20:05 and 34:44.
Cam viewer JG collected 87 screenshots in a video of the possible 900 sow. The video photos are from 7/2-7/10/2019.
Adult Male, Front Left Upper Leg Wound, Right Shoulder Wound & Distinctive Muzzle Scar , Observed June 25, 2018:
An unidentified adult male was observed on June 25, 2018. He had a front left upper leg wound, a right shoulder wound, and a distinctive muzzle scar.
Brenda D captured this video of an interaction this unidentified male had with 747.:
Ratna captured this video of the interaction between 747 and this bear.:
Ratna captured this video of this unidentified adult male on June 25, 2018.:
GreenRiver captured these snapshots (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of this unidentified adult male with the front left upper leg wound, right shoulder wound and distinctive muzzle scar at approximatley 19:10 AKDT on June 25, 2018. Sunny captured this snapshot of this unidentified adult male with the front left upper leg wound, right shoulder wound and distinctive muzzle scar. Sunny also captured this snapshot of the same unidentified adult male. Bookmom captured this snapshot of the unidentified adult male on June 25, 2018. Xander-Sage created this gif of the interaction between 747 and this unidentified adult male. Bearz61 captured this snapshot of him. Tzusrule created this snapshot collage of the bear. DTB captured this evidence that this bear is in fact a male.:
RiverPA (aka Lee) observed this unidentified adult male with the front left upper leg wound, right shoulder wound/scar and distinctive muzzle scar on June 25, 2018 during her trip to Brooks Camp. She captured these photos that clearly show the distinctive muzzle scar (#1 & #2 ), and this photo that shows the right shoulder . This photo by Lee shows both the distinctive muzzle scar and the right shoulder wound/scar. Lee also captured this photo of the unidentified adult male.
Please request RiverPA (aka Lee)'s permission prior to using her photos!Melissa Freels was also lucky enough to be at Brooks Camp on June 25, 2018 and was also able to photograph this unidentified adult male with the front left upper leg wound, right shoulder wound and distinctive muzzle scar. This photo by Melissa clearly shows the front left upper leg wound .
Please request Melissa Freels' permission prior to using her photo!
Adult Dark Male with a shaggy mane, observed July 8-July 14, 2018.
2018.07.08: Lani H captured this dark male with a shaggy looking mane on 7/8/2018. He appeared to be following 854 Divot.
2018.07.09-07.14: Cam viewer JG captured 90 screenshots of this unidentified bear from 7/9-7/14/2018.
2018.09.30: Cam viewer Birgitt captured this bear on top of Brooks Falls on 9/30/2018.
Melissa Freels also captured the deformed nose bear in a video dated 10/1/2018 but it was probably filmed on 9/30/2018.
2018.10.02: Lani H filmed the deformed nose bear twice on 10/2/2018 in the riffles area of the Brooks River.
2nd video by Lani H of the deformed nose bear on 10/2/2018 in the riffles area of the Brooks River.
2018.10.07: The deformed/split nose bear was seen again on 10/7/2018. He was observed on the platform side of Brooks Falls, video by Lani H.
2018.10.08: Erum Chad (cam viewer Erie) filmed the deformed nose bear on 10/8/2018. It was unusual to see this bear in the daylight given his habit of visiting the falls area at dusk and dawn.
Birgitt also captured this same bear on 10/8/2018.
2018.10.21: This is possibly the damaged/split nose bear on 10/21/2018, video by Lani H. The left shoulder scar is visible but it is difficult to see the nose/muzzle area in the low light.
Adult Sex Unknown:
Family Groups with Spring Cubs (Cubs of the Year):
Family Groups with Yearlings:
Family Groups with Older Cubs (2.5 year-old, 3.5 year-old):
Subadults Sex Unknown: