Unknown ?sow with large hump, verticle shed patch on forehead, blonde head, neck, and ears, medium brown body, timid.
2020.07.12: Birgitt captured video of the unknown sow in the riffles on 7/12/2020.
2020.07.13: On 7/13/2020 what appeared to be a ? female unknown sow came down to the river edge behind 480 Otis and gingerly grabbed some scraps to eat. 480 Otis did not appear concerned at all, video by Lani H. Some thought it might be 289.Mike Fitz was not able to recognize the bear.
2020.07.15: The same unknown ? female sow was again seen on 7/15/2020, video by Lani H. The sow was seen scavenging for fish.
2020.07.17: Could this be the same unknown ? female sow scavenging on the lower river in this 7/17/2020 video by Lani H? The bear was limping on its left rear leg and what appeared to be a white colored scar/wound was visible on its lower leg or foot.
Unknown blonde ?sow with inverted chevron shed patch on forehead, moderate hump, blonde, round upright ears:
2020.07.16: An unknown sow was seen on the evening of 7/16/2020. Cam viewers captured snapshots.
Unknown sow with light brown coat, blonde tipped, set back ears, straight forehead, shaggy fur under neck, small hump, ? also seen in 2017:
2020.07.23: On 7/23/2020 a sow was observed on the BF low cam, video by Lani H. The sow spent a short time at the falls. Cam viewer JG noted that the sow resembled one who was seen on 7/14/2017 and also unknown.
Unknown sow with bright white claws, also seen in 2019:
"Late Night Bear." Also seen in 2019. Adult male, dark, mid-sized with bright ears. Seen late at night/overnight.
2020.06.23: JG commented on a male bear seen on 6/23/2020. "Thought it was 856 strolling through again but when he came closer I was reminded of a bear seen a few nights after sun down last year. Could be wrong it's early days." JG posted 2 videos of Late Night Bear, #1 and #2.
6/22/2020 video by Lani H.
Lani H created this video of "Mane Bear" (the unidentified male) see between 01:35 - 01:36 AKDT on June 27, 2020.:
Mckate's video of "Mane Bear" aka Shaggy, 6/27/2020.
9/29/2020 video by mckate. He appears to be pursuing 901.
"Mane Bear" arrived at Brooks Falls on the evening of 6/29/2020 in a ravenous state. He quickly devoured approximately 14 fish in a half hour, video by mckate.
Cruiser captured this 6/29/2020 gif which is at regular speed.
2020.07.02: Mane Bear made a rare daytime appearance on 7/2/2020, video by mckate.
Lani H 7/2/2020 video.
2020.07.03: Mckate captured this early morning video of Mane Bear on 7/3/2020.
2020.07.07: Mane bear is seen playing with 503 on the morning of 7/7/2020, video by mckate.
2020.07.08: Mane bear courts 171, 7/8/2020 video by mckate.
2020.07.13: 151 Walker picks on "Mane Bear", 480 Otis watches then 32 Chunk picks on 151 Walker, 7/13/2020 video by mckate.
2020.07.17: "Mane Bear" is seen traveling along the spit road in this 7/17/2020 video by mckate.
Unknown medium-sized dark boar with a lighter, blocky muzzle, round ears and 2 small scars on the right side of the face:
2020.07.04: Late in the evening of 7/4/2020 (approximately 10:49 AKDT) an unknown boar appeared at Brooks Falls. The boar was medium-sized with a lighter, blocky muzzle, round ears and had 2 small scars on the right side of his face, 7/4/2020 video by mckate.The boar scampered around catching fish near the island. Mckate: "I left this long so that we could get a good look at him running around like he was new to the falls."
Unnown medium-sized boar with light brown fur, dark brown shed patches on his rump, head and neck, blonde, upright ears and an elliptical scar behind his left shoulder:
2020.7.06: On the evening of 7/6/2020, an unknown boar arrived at Brooks Falls and proceeded to put on a dominance display. He seemed to be agitated, was frothing a bit at the mouth, was cowboy walking, scent marking and approached 83 Wayne Brother who basically ignored him, 7/6/2020 video by mckate.
#1: "I didn't recognize him. I suspect he's a bear who is new to the river or if he has experience here, he wasn't around much at all last summer."
#2: "That is possible. I think it is more likely he was trying to establish his place in the hierarchy. We see sometimes male bears behave like that when they first arrive at the falls. Scent marking and posturing are two ways they can do that without engaging other bears physically. He seemed to want to challenge 83, but 83 just ignored him."
2020.07.07: The unknown boar returned on the morning of 7/7/2020 with a much more relaxed demeanor and proceeded to eat fish scraps by the island, video by mckate.
2020.07.08: The unknown boar challenges 775 Lefty, 7/8/2020 video by mckate.
The unknown boar also challenged 856 on 7/8/2020, video by mckate.2020.07.12: 480 Otis does not like the unknown boar, 7/12/2020 video by Lani H
Princess503 captured this 7/12/2020 photo of the unknown boar on the right with 503 (left) and 480 Otis (center).
2020.07.18: The unknown boar with distinct shed patches was seen fishing in the far pool on 7/18/2020, video by Lani H.
7/18/2020 screenshots by Mazey.
Unknown male or 911?
911 was described by Mike Fitz in 2018 as an adult male with short, light brown fur, bald shed patches and a pit bull-like face. Upon close inspection of his face, Rangers noticed that this bear has peculiar looking nostrils. The nostrils appear to have been injured and healed. See 911's Wikipedia Bear Book page.
2020.07.07: An unknown boar with facial wounds was seen eating below Brooks Falls on 7/7/2020, video by mckate. The boar appeared very similar looking in head and body shape to 911, who has not been seen sice 2018. Could this be 911?
Unknown Dark Boar, lighter muzzle, upright ears, white scar on the middle of the back:
2020.07.09: An unknown dark boar with a noticeable white back scar appeared on the lower river on the morning of 7/9/2020, video by JG.
Adults Sex Unknown:
#1 Unknown Sow with 3 spring cubs.
2020.06.24: An unknown sow with 3 spring cubs was first observed on 6/24/2020 late at night, video by JG. The sow and cubs were seen walking along the spit road. The light was too low to identify the family.
Lani H 6/24/2020 video.
451 was not observed in on the cams in 2019. 451 might have been observed by Ranger Leslie in July, 2019. Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak commented on 451. "Don't worry. I spoke directly to Ranger Leslie after you asked about 39 and 451. She confirmed 451 but said she could not confirm 39."
#2 Unknown Sow with 3 spring cubs. Update: This sow was identified as 803 per Ranger Naomi during a 7/7/2020 text chat. This is 803's 2nd known litter.
2020.07.02: On the evening of July 2, 2020 a sow with 3 spring cubs first appeared on the spit. The sow has a long muzzle, appears like an older sow, body color appears dark blonde with darker fur around the head and roundish, dark upright ears. 2 of the 3 spring cubs appear to have prominent natal collars, 7/2/2020 video by Lani H. Could this be 900 or 803? 900 has a small round scar on her right hip. A closer look at the sow may help in identification.
2020.07.04: The unidentified sow #2 with 3 spring cubs was observed on July 4, 2020 with one of the spring cubs hitching a ride on mom's hind end.: Cruiser created this gif of the unidentified sow with 3 spring cubs. One of the spring cubs is holding on to mom for dear life (p 07/04/2020 09:42 ).:
Cruiser captured this video of the unidentified sow with 3 spring cubs and the one lucky cub's t"icket to ride":
🎶I got a ticket to ride🎶
Arlene Beech (aka Homebird) captured this video of the unidentified sow's spring cub hitching a ride:
7/4/2020 video by Lani H.
Video by Erum Chad, 7/4/2020.
A 2nd 7/4/2020 video by Erum Chad shows the unkown sow with 3 spring cubs in a closer view.
#1 Unknown Sow with 1 spring cub (cub does not appear to have a natal collar):
2020.06.28: On 6/28/2020 a thin blonde sow with 1 spring cub (no natal collar observed) and long legs was observed at the corner of the spit road. The sow looked young, had blonde upright round ears, a small hump, roundish face, slight upturned muzzle and the lower legs were dark. The sow also had a circular shed patch on her forehead. Occasionally a horizontal line is noticed across her forehead between her ears. Lani H captured this 6/28/2020 video.
6/28/2020 video by mckate.
6/28/2020 video by Arlene Beech.
2020.07.03: Lani H captured 2 videos of the unknown sow with her spring cub on 7/3/2020.
#2 Unkown Sow with 1 Spring Cub (cub has a natal collar). Update on 7/21/2020: This sow was not officially identified as 806 until 7/21/2020 in a comment by Ranger Naomi.
2020.06.30: On the evening of 6/30/2020 a young, thin sow with 1 spring cub (with natal collar) first appeared on the spit. The sow has an inverted chevron shed patch on her forehead, upright blonde tipped triangular ears, a round face and tapered muzzle. Not much of a hump is noticed. 6/30/2020 video by Lani H.
6/30/2020 video by Ratna Narayan.
6/30/2020 video by Ratna Narayan.
Video by mckate, 6/30/2020.
2020.07.01: The unknown sow with 1 spring cub was again seen on the morning of 7/1/2020, video by mckate.
The unknown sow catches a fish, 7/1/2020 gif by Cruiser.
7/1/2020 video by Lani H.
7/1/2020 video by Cruiser.
The unknown sow makes a catch, 7/1/2020 video by Lani H.
Mikey Wright captured 3 photos of the unkown sow with her spring cub during a day trip to Brooks Camp on 7/1/2020. Mikey gave permission to Mazey via an Instagram message on 7/2/2020 to post the photos in chat (#1, #2, #3 ) and on the Bearcam Wikipedia.
Please request Mikey Wright's permission prior to using his photographs!
2020.07.02: Lani H captured 7/2/2020 video of the unknown sow in the oxbow with her spring cub.
2020.07.03: The unknown sow with her spring cub is seen in a closeup, 7/3/2020 video by Lani H.
2020.07.04: The unknown sow and her spring cub get scared when 94 and her 3 cubs pop up in the tall grass by the oxbow, video by Lani H.
Unknown Sow with Two 2.5 Year-Old Cubs? 505 Maybe? (1st seen 7/2/2020): ~ UPDATE: THIS IS 505 with BOTH 2.5 Year-Old Cubs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2020.07.02: Could this be 505 with her two 2.5 year-old cubs or an Unknown Sow with two cubs? Melissa Freels captured this video of the family group.:
On 7/2/2020 Ranger Naomi Boak confirmed that this sow with two 2.5 year old cubs is in fact 505. "I LOVE BEARS! A little birdie (aka a bear tech) who saw this family group up close confirms that YES! 505 is back with her two cubs. Bears are just amazing. This news made my day. Sorry no pics."
Unknown sow with 2 yearlings or 2.5 year old cubs:
2020.07.16: On the evening of 7/16/2020, an unidentified sow with two ?yearlings or 2.5 year olds was observed in a stand off with an unknown sow and her 1 spring cub, video by JG.
2020.07.17: A sow with two large yearlings or 2.5 year olds appeared on the spit road on 7/17/2020, video by Lani H. This sow and her cubs had a lengthy interaction with 273 and her 3 yearlings which then moved to the spit.
Earlier in the day, Lani H recorded 7/17/2020 video of an unknown sow with cubs snorkeling on the lower river. Is this the same sow?
7/17/2020 video by Ratna Narayan.
7/17/2020 video by mckate.
The unknown sow and her 2 cubs were later seen walking down the spit road with a brief stop to play, 7/17/2020 video by Lani H.
7/17/2020 video by Ratna Narayan.
2020.08.07: The sow believed to be 39's dark yearling was noted to be a male, 8/7/2020 video by mckate.
Could this sow be 39?
39 was not believed to have been seen in 2019. 39 does not appear on the official list of bears observed in 2019. A sow with 2 spring cubs was observed on the lower river 10/6/2019 and bore a resemblance to 39, video by mckate.
Possible subadult female of 482 Brett. All of 482's 2018 cubs were female:
2020.07.07: Could this be one of 482 Brett's emancipated 2.5 year old female subadults? 7/7/2020 video by mckate.
2020.07.12: Possibly 2 subadult females of 482 Brett, the lightest sub and darker sibling, 7/12/2020 video by Lani H.
Scooch shared this 7/12/2020 gif of 482 Brett's possible 2 female subadults.
Possible Female Subadults of 435 Holly:
435 Holly's 2 female subadults would be 3.5 years old in 2020. On 7/15/2020 two subadults resembling 435 Holly's female offspring were observed on the spit. They are seen playing and resting, video by Erum Chad.
Possible 2018 Male subadult of 128 Grazer, Did Not Receive an ID Number, Possibly also Seen in 2019:
2020.06.28: Mckate captured video of a subadult seen with 912 or 913 on the evening of 6/28/2020. The subadult is seen (near) in the beginning of the video and bears a resemblance to a subadut also seen in 2019. That subadult was speculated to be 128 Grazer's 2018 male subadult. That subadult did not receive and ID number.
Subadults Sex Unknown:
Possible 2019 Subadult of 451. Would be 3.5 years old in 2020.
Possible 2018 subadult of 171:
2020.06.26: Birgitt captured this 6/26/2020 video of a subadult that has a resemblance to 171. Could this be 171's subadult that was emancipated in 2018?
2020.06.27: The possible 2018 subadult of 171 was seen on 6/27/2020, video by mckate.
6/27/2020 snapshots by Mazey.
2020.06.28: The possible 2018 subadult of 171 was observed again on 6/28/2020, video by Birgitt.
Older Subadult, ? Female:
2020.06.24: Erum Chad captured 6/24/2020 video of an unknown older subadult sitting by the Brooks Falls platform.
402's three 2.5 year old subadults?"
2020.06.26: Could this be one of 402's subadults? 6/26/2020 video by Birgitt
2020.06.29: "402's Emancipated Boy?" 6/29/2020 video by mckate. Mckate noted:"He showed up on the lower river at about the same time the two blonde girls who may be his sisters showed up at the falls."
Are these the other 2 siblings? 6/29/2020 video by mckate.
2020.07.04: 402's three 2.5 year old subadults? Video by mckate.
2020.07.06: 908 watches 402's new subadults? brave the island, 7/6/2020 video by mckate.
2020.07.08: Erum Chad's 7/8/2020 video of the possible 402 subadults.
Birgitt captured 2 additional videos of the possible 402 subadults on 7/8/2020.
#1: At the falls.
#2: At the riffles.
2020.07.10: Cruiser captured this 7/10/2020 gif of 402's possible subadults in the oxbow area. They were successfully fishing and expressing "sibling love!"