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JACK 418 GIF NPS PHOTOS 2012 BoBr iBOOK XANDER-SAGE CREATED 2019.05.07

418 Jack NPS photos from the 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook gif created by Xander-Sage

Adult Male ~ No Longer Seen

Year First Observed:  2001 as an Adult Male

Year Last Observed:  2011

Known Offspring Of:  Not Known

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  ?


Identification:

2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook & 2014 Bears of Brooks River book:  This bear has a compact, medium-large body and a brown coat that becomes lighter towards the front of his body.  418’s claws are dark. He also has a small, but distinctive, scar above his right eye and a short, stocky and dog-like muzzle.

Distinctive Behaviors:

2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook:  While fishing, 418 often plunged quickly into the river. He usually fished the jacuzzi and far pool.   Even though he regularly fishes Brooks Falls in July, 418 had not been observed in the Brooks area during the autumn months.  However, this pattern was broken in recent years, and 418 has returned for brief visits in October 2009, October 2010, and September 2011.  He was not observed in July 2012.

2014 Bears of Brooks River book:  While fishing, 418 often plunged quickly into the river. He usually fished the jacuzzi and far pool.   In the past, he used to regularly fish at Brooks Falls in July, but was not seen during the autumn months. However, this pattern was broken in recent years, and 418 returned for brief visits in October 2009, October 2010, and September 2011. However, he was not observed in 2012.

2015 Bears of Brooks River book:  While fishing, 418 often plunged quickly into the river. He usually fished the jacuzzi and far pool. In the past, he used to regularly fish at Brooks Falls in July, but was not seen during the autumn months. However, this pattern was broken in more recent years, and #418 returned for brief visits in October 2009, October 2010, and September 2011.

Life History:

2001:  Adult Male, 1st Year Classified, July Only Bear

418 Jack was first recognized as an adult in 2001.

2002:  Adult Male, July Only Bear

July 2002:

418 Jack was observed using the Brooks River in July 2002.

2003:  Adult Male, July Only Bear

July 2003:

2004:  Adult Male, July Only Bear

July 2004:

418 Jack was observed using the Brooks River in July 2004.

2005:  Adult Male, July Only Bear

July 2005:

418 Jack was observed using the Brooks River in July 2005.

2006:  Adult Male, July Only Bear

July 2006:

418 Jack was observed using the Brooks River in July 2006.

2007:  Adult Male, Late June & July Only Bear

June 2007:

2007.06.28:  NPS photo of 418 Jack (left) with 24 BB (right):

July 2007:

2007.07.03:  NPS photo of 418 Jack (in the far pool / center / background) with 24 BB aka Bald Butt (in the foreground / left) and 747 (down river to the right).

2008:  Adult Male, July Only Bear

July 2008:

2009:  Adult Male, July & October, Changed River Use Pattern

July 2009:

October 2009:

418 Jack returned for a brief visit in October 2009, a change in his pattern from 2001 - 2008 of being a July only bear. Bears have the ability to alter their behavior and patterns of movement when they discover new sources of food, find that a formerly reliable food source is unreliable, or to deal with greater/lesser levels of competition from bears or people.

2010:  Adult Male, July & October River Use Pattern Again (2nd Year In A Row)

July 2010:

October 2010:

418 Jack returned for a brief visit in October 2010, again, a change in his pattern from 2001 - 2008 of being a July only bear.  418 Jack also made a brief visit in October 2009, so he developed a new pattern in using the river in autumn.

2011:  Adult Male, July & September, Changed River Use Pattern Again, Last Year Identified

September 2011:

418 Jack returned for a brief visit in September 2011, again, a change in his pattern from 2001 - 2008 of being a July only bear.  418 Jack also made a brief visits in October 2009 and October 2010, so again, he developed a new pattern in using the river in autumn.

2012:  Information Only, Last Observed in 2011

418 Jack was included in the 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook.:

2012 Season:

418 Jack was not observed and identified in 2012 during official bear monitoring sessions.

2014:  Information Only, Last Observed in 2011

418 Jack was included in the 2014 Bears of Brooks River book on page 62.  A September 2011 photo of 418 Jack is included on the Bears No Longer Seen at Brooks River page of the 2014 Bears of Brooks River book, page 50.:

2015:  Information Only, Last Observed in 2011

418 Jack was included in the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book on page 86:

418 Jack was included in subsequent editions of the Bears of Brooks River books.  The information and photos remained the same, only the page number changed.:

Bears of Brooks River 2016 Bears of Brooks River book page 96:

How 418 Jack Got His Nickname:

The inspiration for 418 Jack's nickname is not known to us.

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A special thank you to KCanada for the NPS photos from the 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook.

A special thank you to Xander-Sage for the gif of the NPS photos from the 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook.

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