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482 Brett 7/10/2015 photo by park visitor and cam viewer RKG (zoom)

Adult Female

Year First Identified:  2001 as a young adult

Offspring Of:  Not known at this time

Known Litters of Cubs:  5

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  There have been no darting attempts (successful or unsuccessful) in 2016 or 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.



Identification:

482 Brett was first identified as a young adult female in 2001 , so she could be in her 20's in 2017.

2018 Bears of Brooks River book:  482 is a medium-sized adult. She has a shaggy dark blond coat with legs that are darker than her body. Her ears are tall, triangular, and match her head in color. Her eyes are dark and her muzzle is short and blocky.

Distinctive Behaviors:

2018 Bears of Brooks River book:  First observed in 2001, bear 482 was an infrequent user of the Brooks River, appearing mostly in the fall until 2007. Beginning in 2008, however, she was observed in the river in July, as she would be for the next five years.

In early July 2017, she was identified after a four year absence from observations.

Life History:

482 Brett was observed during official bear monitoring sessions from 2001 - 2005, from 2007 - 2013, and in 2015.  Cam viewers believe she was also observed in 2017 (awaiting information from rangers).

2001:  Year 1st Identified, Classified as a Young Adult

482 Brett was observed in 2001 , and classified as a young adult at that time.  

2002:  Single Adult Female

482 Brett was observed in 2002 .

2003:  with 1 Spring Cub, 1st Known Litter

Fall 2003:

482 Brett was observed in fall of 2003 with 1 spring cub , her 1st known litter.

2004:  Adult Female (? Remaining Offspring Unknown)

482 Brett was observed  in 2004.  It is not known to us if she was still caring for her cub from her 2003 litter.

2005:  Adult Female (Single?)

482 Brett was observed in 2005 .  

2006:  482 Was Not Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions

482 Brett was not observed during official bear monitoring sessions in 2006.  

2007: with 3 Spring Cubs, 2nd Known Litter

482 Brett returned to Brooks Camp with 3 spring cubs, her 2nd known litter.

October 2007:

2007.10.05:  NPS photos of 482 Brett:

NPS photos of 482 Brett's 3 spring cubs.:

2007.10.06:  NPS photos of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.:

2008: with 3 Yearlings from 2007 Litter

July 2008:

2008.07.24:  NPS photos of 482 Brett and her 3 yealrings.:

2008.07.27:  Park visitor, Jim Chagares captured photos of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings on 7/27/2008 , photo #'s 6-9 and 12. Mike Fitz confirmed the identification from photos on a now inactive Flickr site . They can now be seen on Jim Chagare's website .

2009:

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2010:  with 2 Spring Cubs, 3rd Known Litter

428 Brett returned to Brooks camp with 2 spring cubs , her 3rd known litter.

July 2010:

2010.07.16:  482 Brett was spotted with 2 spring cubs (see July 19, 2010 Brooks Camp tweet below).  NPS photos of 482 with her 2 spring cubs.:

2010.07.19:  Brooks Camp tweet :  "Another female with spring cubs was spotted on Friday (7/16/2010).  482 (Brett) has 2 cubs and has been seen in the lower river."

2011:  with 1 Remaining Yearling from 2010 Litter

482 Brett returned to Brooks Camp with 1 remaining yearling from her 2010 litter.

July 2011:

2011.07.04:  NPS photos of 482 Brett and her remaining yearling from her 2010 litter.:

2011.07.05:  NPS photos of 482 Brett and her remaining yearling from her 2010 litter.:

Cam viewer StMango located this 7/5/2011 photo by Tory Kallman of a sow and yearling that may be 482 Brett and her remaining yearling from her 2010 litter.

2011.07.13:  NPS photos of 482 Brett and her remaining yearling from her 2010 litter.:

2011.07.25:  NPS photos of 482 Brett and her remaining yearling from her 2010 litter.:

2012:  with One 2.5 Year-Old Offspring from 2010 Litter

482 Brett returned to Brooks Camp with one 2.5 year-old cub from her 2010 litter.  

July 2012:

2012.07.08:  NPS photos of 482 Brett and her 2.5 year-old offspring.:

2012.07.11:  NPS photos of 482 Brett and her 2.5 year-old offspring:

2012.07.17:  NPS photos of 482 Brett and her 2.5 year-old offspring:

2013:  Single Adult Female

482 Brett was observed in 2013 .  

2014:  Single Adult Female

July 2014:

2015:  with 3 Spring Cubs, 4th Known Litter

482 Brett returned to the Brooks River with 3 spring cubs.   Kara Stenberg captured these photos of 482 Brett and 482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs at Margot Creek.  The photo of 482 with her 3 spring cubs was taken August 6, 2015 or prior .  The photo of 482 Brett alone was taken August 9, 2015 or prior .  

Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photos!

July 2015:

2015.07.??:  Park visitor Helga Clephas captured this July, 2015 video  "Meet Brett 482 and Family."

Bears of Brooks Falls - meet Brett 482 and Family, video by Helga Clephas

Bears of Brooks Falls - meet Brett 482 and Family, video by Helga Clephas

2015.07.xx:  482 Brett with 3 spring cubs gif (created by cam viewer ~ unknown) 

2015.07.10:  

Juergen's gifs of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs captured during the live chat:  Part 1 & Part 2   Juergen's gif of 482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs and 435 Holly with her yearling (719) and 2.5 year-old cub (503 Cubadult).

The live chat with Ranger Roy Wood and Ranger Mike Fitz featuring the arrival of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs video by Explore.:

Ranger Mike and Ranger Roy Talk Katmai - Live Chat July 10, 2015 by Explore

Ranger Mike and Ranger Roy Talk Katmai - Live Chat July 10, 2015 by Explore

482 Brett and 3 spring cubs video by cam viewer Juanita Roper (aka BirdyGirly)

482 Brett with 3 spring cubs on grassy point

482 Brett with 3 spring cubs on grassy point

482 Brett with 3 spring cubs; cub vocalizations audible, video by cam viewer Charlotte Gobbens

482 Brett with 3 spring cubs, cub vocalizations audible

482 Brett with 3 spring cubs, cub vocalizations audible

482 Brett with 3 spring cubs during live chat by Ranger Mike and Ranger Roy, video by Martina

482 Brett with 3 spring cubs-1

482 Brett with 3 spring cubs-1

2015.07.11

Park visitor and cam viewer, Baby Peas captured these photos of 482 and her three spring cubs while at Brooks Camp:  482 Brett w/3 spring cubs by Baby Peas #1 , 482 Brett w/3 spring cubs by Baby Peas #2 , 482 Brett w/3 spring cubs by Baby Peas #3 .  BabyPeas shared that "482 Brett and cubs gave us the best send off to a dream come true trip to Katmai July 11, 2015 " along with this additional photo . :

Please request BabyPeas' permission prior to using her photos!

Park visitor and cam viewer Carla Farris captured these July 11, 2015 photos of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.:  #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 , #14 , #15 , #16 , #17 , #18 , #19 , #20 , #21 , #22 , #23 , #24 , #25 , #26 , #27 , #28 , #29 , #30 , #31 , #32 , #33 , #34 , #35 , #36 , #37 , #38 , #39 , #40 , #41 , #42 , #43 , #44 , #45 , #46 , #47 , #48 , #49 , #50 , #51 , #52 , #53 , #54 , #55 , #56 , #57 , #58 , #59 , #60 , #61 , #62 , #63 , #64 , #65 , #66 , #67 , #68 , #69 , #70 , #71 , #72 , #73 , #74 , #75 , #76 , #77 , #78 , #79 , #80 , #81 , #82 , #83 , #84 , #85 , #86 , #87 , & #88 .

Cam viewer snapshots of 482 Brett with 3 spring cubs July 11, 2015: 

482 Brett with 3 spring cubs July 11, 2015 gif by Juergen.

2015.07.15:  482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs can be seen walking down the spit road in this 7/15/2015 video by Victoria White.

482 Brett & coys walking down the road ~ 2015 07 15, video by Victoria White

482 Brett & coys walking down the road ~ 2015 07 15, video by Victoria White

2015.07.30:  Ranger Mike commented that 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs left the Brooks River area early in July.

September 2015:

Could 615 be 482 Brett in the Fall?

2015.09.01:  Park visitor and cam viewer Jen captured these photos (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs during her trip to Brooks Camp.

2016:

Need 2016 information for this section

2017:  Single Adult Female

482 Brett makes an appearance from 2:03 - 2:06 into thus 2017 video by Jon Rayeski

Alaska Bears 2017 (482 Brett from 2 03 - 2 06) video by Jon Rayeski

Alaska Bears 2017 (482 Brett from 2 03 - 2 06) video by Jon Rayeski

Jon Rayeski also posted this photo to his instagram that may possibly be 482 Brett from 2017.

July 2017:

482 Brett does not appear on the preliminary unofficial July 2017 bear monitoring list provided by Ranger David Kopshever on September 5, 2017 at 10:09 .:

2017.07.??:  Mocha-SO CAL posted this July 2017 photo of 482 Brett in chat on 4/26/2020.

Please request mocha-SO CAL's permission  prior to using her photographs! 

2017.07.03:  Ranger Anela's photo of 482 Brett.

2017.07.07 or Prior:

On July 7, 2017 Ranger Anela Ramos posted this photo on her instagram.  Fun Fact:  The photo by Ranger Anela was used for the cover of the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book .  This is suspected to be 482 Brett.

2017.07.07:  435 Holly with her 2 spring cubs and 482 Brett (NOT 410) video by Ratna Narayan.:

Holly and the coys and 482 Brett (not 410) 7 7 2017 by Ratna Narayan-0

Holly and the coys and 482 Brett (not 410) 7 7 2017 by Ratna Narayan-0

This video by Melissa Freels is suspected to be 482 Brett:

482 Brett (?) Just Walking Through, LR, July 7, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

482 Brett (?) Just Walking Through, LR, July 7, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

This video by Brenda D is suspected to be 482 Brett:
Chunky bear lower river 07072017 by Brenda D

Chunky bear lower river 07072017 by Brenda D

This video by angerbodha is suspected to be 482 Brett:

482 Brett? 07 07 2017 video by angerbodha 1

482 Brett? 07 07 2017 video by angerbodha 1

This video by angerbodha is also suspected to be 482 Brett:

482 Brett? 07 07 2017 video by angerbodha

482 Brett? 07 07 2017 video by angerbodha

Cam viewer Marie G captured these snapshots of the bear that is suspected to be 482 Brett:  Pic 1 & Pic 2

2017.07.08 or Prior:  KNP&P's July 8, 2017 Facebook post a NPS photo by Ranger David Kopshever of the bear suspected to be 482 Brett.  Someone asked who the bear was and KNP&P responded : This bear has not been identified. It may be new to the area, or just may not be recognized.

2017.07.08:  Brenda D captured this video of the bear that is suspected to be 482 Brett:

07.08

07.08.2017 - Name that Bear by Brenda D (482 Brett?)

2017.07.09:  While visiting Brooks Camp on July 9, 2017 cam viewer LisaTN captured a few photos of a bear that resembles the bear in Ranger Dave's photos, this bear is believed to be 482 Brett.  Links to LisaTN's photos:  LisaTN photo #1 , LisaTN photo #2 . LisaTN photo #3 , LisaTN photo #4 , LisaTN photo #5 , LisaTN photo #6

Messaged LisaTN on 11/25/2017 requesting permission to use her photos on 482's wiki page.​

2017.07.12 or Prior:  On July 12, 2017 Ranger Dave commented and shared this NPS photo by Ranger David Kopshever of an unidentified sow standing in the mouth of Brooks River .  482 Brett is suspected to be the bear in Ranger David Kopshever's NPS photo.:


2017.07.12:  Vincent Ang (vee_ays_photo ) observed 482 and posted this photo of 482 Brett to their instagram.

2017.07.14:  KNP&P volunteer, park visitor, cam viewer, and CamOp Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout) captured these photos while at Brooks Camp:  Photo #1 and Photo #2 :

Please request Anna-Marie's permission prior to using her photos!

​​​​2017.07.16:  Stmango captured this video of the bear suspected to be 482 Brett that includes interactions with a subadult:
482 Brett? including interactions with subadult on spit 07 16 2017 by stmango

482 Brett? including interactions with subadult on spit 07 16 2017 by stmango

Fall 2017:

482 Brett does not appear on the unofficial Fall 2017 bear monitoring list provided by Ranger David Kopshever around November 2, 2017 at 15:06 (per Mazey's 11/2/2017 15:06 comment ).

2018:  Adult Female with 3 Spring Cubs, 5th Known Litter, Very Blonde (White) Cub is Female

482 Brett was included in the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book on page 54.:

2018 Season:

Cam viewer JG shared these 2018 snapshots of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.  Cam viewer Cruiser shared these two gifs (#1 & #2 ) of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs from the 2018 season.  Cruiser created this gif of 482 Brett's blond spring cub. Xander-Sage-2 created this 2018 GIF of 482 Brett's very blonde spring cub.

482 Brett returned to Brooks Camp on July 14, 2018 with 3 spring cubs, her 5th known litter. Deanne Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this 2018 video of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs:

Bear 482 & Cubs 2018 by Deanna Dittloff

Bear 482 & Cubs 2018 by Deanna Dittloff

Blair-55 created this gif of 482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs during the 2018 season.:

Charley Voorhis captured footage of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs in the beginning and end of this video . The 482 family can be seen at 0:00-0:26 and 6:52-7:35.

Grizzly Bears of Katmai 4K - Tamron 150-600 by Charley Voorhis 2018 season

Grizzly Bears of Katmai 4K - Tamron 150-600 by Charley Voorhis 2018 season

CarolineB shared (4/26/2020 ) this photo of her painted garden gate inspired by a 2018 photo of 503 by Truman Everts.

July 2018:

2018.07.??:  Park visitor Costel Necula captured this video  of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs. 482 is seen resting with and nursing her spring cubs on the beach and lower river.

Alaska Bears,Katmai Brooks Camp July 2018, video by Costel Necula

Alaska Bears,Katmai Brooks Camp July 2018, video by Costel Necula

Brooks Camp visitor Costel Necula also posted 2 Instagram videos of 482 and her 3 spring cubs in July, 2018. 482 is seen nursing her cubs on the beach and standing by the Naknek Lake shore

2018.07.?? (between 2018.07.14 and 2018.07.27):  Instagrammer doughnutdog captured these July 2018 videos of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.  Video #1 (posted July 20, 2018) & Video #2 (posted July 27, 2018)

2018.07.?? (between 2018.07.14 & 2018.07.28):  Park visitor Jack Denger captured this photo of 482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs in July 2018 (July 28, 2018 or prior).

2018.07.14: 482 Brett returned to Brooks Camp with 3 spring cubs, her 5th known litter on 7/14/2018.  482 and her 3 cubs are seen in this 7/14/2018 video by Ratna Narayan as they walked and rested on the spit.

Sow and 3 coys on LR 7 14 18, video by Ratna Narayan

Sow and 3 coys on LR 7 14 18, video by Ratna Narayan

Brenda D also captured video  of 482 and her 3 spring cubs on 7/14/2018 as they walked down the spit road and passed by the lower river platform.  One of the cubs is a mocha color unlike spring cubs who are typically dark brown.

07.14

07.14.2018 - Sow with 3 Coys from Spit to Bridge, video by Brenda D

482 Brett returns to Brooks Camp with 3 spring cubs, 7/14/2018 video by Birgitt.

482 Brett Returns to Brooks River with & 3 Spring Cubs 2018-07-14, video by Birgitt

482 Brett Returns to Brooks River with & 3 Spring Cubs 2018-07-14, video by Birgitt

Lani H also captured 7/14/2018 video of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.

482 Brett and coy 7 14 2018 appx 7pm AK, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy 7 14 2018 appx 7pm AK, video by Lani H

Lani H video, 7/14/2018.

482 Brett and coy 7 14 2018 appx 3 20pm AK, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy 7 14 2018 appx 3 20pm AK, video by Lani H

Lani H video, 7/14/2018.

482 Brett and coy part 2 7 14 2018 appx 3 20pm AK, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy part 2 7 14 2018 appx 3 20pm AK, video by Lani H

2018.07.15:  On July 15, 2018 at 13:58 Ranger Russ Taylor commented and shared a photograph of 482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs that was taken on the morning of July 15, 2018 per Ranger Russ Taylor's 15:54 comment .  Also on 7/15/18, KNP Facebook posted 3 photos of 482 and her cubs taken on the spit, NPS photos by Ranger Russ Taylor. It will be interesting to follow 482 to see if she remains at Brooks Camp with her 3 spring cubs or only stays for a short time as she did in 2015. 

Erum Chad (aka Erie) captured this video of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.:

Bear 482 with 3 Coys Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 07 15 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 482 with 3 Coys Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 07 15 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

482 and her 3 spring cubs are seen traveling on the spit road to the bridge gate in this 7/15/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coy down spit road 7 15 2018 appx 12 15pm AK, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy down spit road 7 15 2018 appx 12 15pm AK, video by Lani H

482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs are seen on the spit in this 7/15/2019 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coy on end of spit 7 15 2018 appx 11am AK, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy on end of spit 7 15 2018 appx 11am AK, video by Lani H

2018.07.16:  Xander-Sage-2 created this gif of 482 Brett's 3 spring cubs.  Xander-Sage-2 also created this gif of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.:

Lani H captured 7/16/2018 video of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs in a close-up video by the lower river bridge.

482 Brett and coy by bridge close up 7 16 2018 appx 7 30am AK video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy by bridge close up 7 16 2018 appx 7 30am AK video by Lani H

482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs, 7/16/2018 video by Birgitt.

482 Brett Arrives with 3 Spring Cubs 2018-07-16, video by Birgitt

482 Brett Arrives with 3 Spring Cubs 2018-07-16, video by Birgitt

482 Brett's cubs play with a boat, 7/16/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett's coy play with boat 7 16 2018 appx 8 15am, video by Lani H

482 Brett's coy play with boat 7 16 2018 appx 8 15am, video by Lani H

2018.07.17:  Meet and greet between 435 Holly and her 2 yearlings and 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs on the spit, 7/17/2018 video by Lani H.

Meet and greet with 435 Holly and yearlings and 482 Brett and coys 7 17 2018, video by Lani H

Meet and greet with 435 Holly and yearlings and 482 Brett and coys 7 17 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and her 3 cubs peek-a-boo in the tall grass, 7/17/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coys peek a boo in the tall grass 7 17 2018 appx 12 00pm AK, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coys peek a boo in the tall grass 7 17 2018 appx 12 00pm AK, video by Lani H

One of 482's spring cubs has a kerfuffle with its sibling in this 7/17/2018 video  by Lani H.

482 Brett one coys gets has a kerfuffle with another 7 17 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett one coys gets has a kerfuffle with another 7 17 2018, video by Lani H

2018.07.18:  Park visitor Ursula Lawrence captured 2 panoramic photos of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs on the lower river, #1 and #2, 7/18/2018.

2018.07.19:  Martina created this 7/19/2018 snapshot collage of 482 Brett's 3 spring cubs who preferred to jump in the water rather than walk in.

482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs give the tourists a nice surprise, 7/19/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coys give tourists a nice surprise 7 19 2018 app 9am AK, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coys give tourists a nice surprise 7 19 2018 app 9am AK, video by Lani H

482 Brett and cubs swim across the river to the bridge gate. The cubs wait in the tall grass while 482 fishes, 7/19/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coy, swim across river 7 19 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy, swim across river 7 19 2018, video by Lani H

2018.07.21:  Lani H captured 7/21/2018 video of 482 Brett leading her cubs for a swim to the spit.

482 Brett and coy swim out to spit 7 21 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy swim out to spit 7 21 2018, video by Lani H

Fall 2018:

Park visitor, Marco Ronconi captured this photo of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs after their August hiatus. The mocha cub had now turned almost white.:

September 2018:

2018.09.10: 482 Brett and her 3 cubs were not observed in August but returned to Brooks Camp on 9/10/2018, video by mckate. Her mocha colored cub is now almost white.

10 Sep 2018 482 Brett Arrives with Her Brood, video by mckate

10 Sep 2018 482 Brett Arrives with Her Brood, video by mckate

482 Brett charges 435 Holly and her two yearlings video by Birgitt.:

482 Brett Charges 435 Holly & Her Cubs 2018-09-10 by Birgitt

482 Brett Charges 435 Holly & Her Cubs 2018-09-10 by Birgitt

Cruiser also captured 9/10/2018 video of 482 and her 3 spring cubs on the lower river.

482 & 3 coys LR 10Sep18, video by Cruiser

482 & 3 coys LR 10Sep18, video by Cruiser

482 Brett and 3 spring cubs on the closed trail, 9/10/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coy on the closed trail again 9 10 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy on the closed trail again 9 10 2018, video by Lani H

Meet and greet between 435 Holly and her 2 yearlings and 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs, 9/10/2018 video by Lani H.

Meet and greet between 435 Holly and yearlings and 482 Brett and Coy 9 10 2018, video by Lani H

Meet and greet between 435 Holly and yearlings and 482 Brett and Coy 9 10 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.11:  Lani H captured 9/11/2018 video of 482 Brett and her cubs in a long fishing session on the lower river.

482 Brett and coy 9 11 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy 9 11 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.12:  482 Brett and cubs snorkel on the lower river in this 9/12/2018 video  by Lani H.

482 Brett and Coy snorkeling 9 12 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and Coy snorkeling 9 12 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.13:   482's very light cub is possibly female based on this zoomed in 9/13/2018 video by Erie. It appears the cub is urinating backwards at 0:30 but a clearer view in 2019 will be needed. 

Bear sow 482 marshmallow cub is a female(?) 2018 09 13 RW Katmai, video by Erum Chad

Bear sow 482 marshmallow cub is a female(?) 2018 09 13 RW Katmai, video by Erum Chad

Lani H captured 9/13/2018 video of 482 and her 3 spring cubs fishing off and resting on the spit.

482 Brett and coy 9 13 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy 9 13 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.14:  Scooch shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 482 Brett's "mocha" spring cub.:

2018.09.14 - 2018.09.17:  Ratna shared this photo of one of 482 Brett's three spring cubs.  Ratna also shared these photos (#1 & #2 ) of two of 482 Brett's three spring cubs.  Ratna shared this photo of one of 482 Brett's three spring cubs.:

Please request Ratna's permission prior to using her photos!

2018.09.15:  482 Brett and 3 spring cubs video by Lani H.:

482 Brett and coy near the bridge 9 15 2018 by Lani H

482 Brett and coy near the bridge 9 15 2018 by Lani H

482 and her spring cubs hunt up breakfast, 9/15/2018 video by mckate.

15 Sep 2018 482 and Cubs Hunt Up Breakfast, video by mckate

15 Sep 2018 482 and Cubs Hunt Up Breakfast, video by mckate

Cruiser captured 9/15/2018 video of 482 Brett and cubs brief chase of a subadult.

482 & coys brief chase of sub-adult 09 15 18, video by Cruiser

482 & coys brief chase of sub-adult 09 15 18, video by Cruiser

Lani H also captured video of 482 Brett and cubs chasing a subadult, 9/15/2018.

482 Brett and coy 9 15 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy 9 15 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.18:  482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs travel from the corner to the closed trail, 9/18/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coy from corner to closed trail 9 18 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy from corner to closed trail 9 18 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.19:  Bookmom shared this snapshot of 482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs.:



482 Brett and her cubs on the lower river, 9/19/2018 video by Lani.

482 Brett and coy 9 19 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy 9 19 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs are surprised by another bear at the point, 9/19/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coy get surprised by bear at point 9 19 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy get surprised by bear at point 9 19 2018, video by Lani H

Lani H Captured 9/19/2018 video of the 482 family from the point to the bridge to the closed trail.

482 Brett and coy 9 19 2018, video by Lani H-0

482 Brett and coy 9 19 2018, video by Lani H-0

Another Lani H video on 9/19/2018 shows the 482 family by the closed trail and bridge.

482 Brett and coy part 2 9 19 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy part 2 9 19 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.20:  Lani H captured 9/20/2018 video of 482 and her spring cubs snorkeling and eating on the lower river. Subadults play in the background.

482 Brett and coy 9 20 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy 9 20 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.21:  482 Brett's cubs are seen on the spit while she fishes, 9/21/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett's coy on the spit 9 21 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett's coy on the spit 9 21 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.22:  482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs video by mckate.  402 and her 4 spring cubs can be seen in the background of this video.:

22 Sep 2018 482 and Cubs Survey Lower River by mckate

22 Sep 2018 482 and Cubs Survey Lower River by mckate

Martina shared these snapshots of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.:

482 Brett and 3 cubs, 9/22/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coy 9 22 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy 9 22 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.23:  94 and her 3 spring cubs are surprised by the arrival of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs. 482 bluff charges 94 and her cubs at 1:18. The 94 cubs are timid and the 482 cubs are bold. A subadult arrives and passes by at the end, 9/23/2018 video by Lani H.

94 and coy are surprised by 482 Brett and coy, then both by subadult 9 23 2018, video by Lani H

94 and coy are surprised by 482 Brett and coy, then both by subadult 9 23 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.26:  482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs on the closed trail, 9/26/2018 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and coy on the closed trail 9 26 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy on the closed trail 9 26 2018, video by Lani H

2018.09.27:  Cindy Rocha captured 482 and cubs on the lower river, 9/27/2018 . Click the right arrow to view 11 photos.

2018.09.28:  Birgitt's video of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.:

482 & Spring Cubs Cuddle in the Grass 2018-09-28 by Birgitt

482 & Spring Cubs Cuddle in the Grass 2018-09-28 by Birgitt

482 Brett's 3 spring cubs play by the lower river bridge, 9/28/2018 video by Birgitt.

482 & coy Playing Near Bridge 2018-09-28 20-36-30-570, video by Birgitt

482 & coy Playing Near Bridge 2018-09-28 20-36-30-570, video by Birgitt

Ratna Narayan captured these videos of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs.:

Part 1 :

Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P1 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan-0

Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P1 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan-0

Part 2 :

Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P2 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan

Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P2 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan

Part 3 :
Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P3 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan

Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P3 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan

Part 4 :
Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P4 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan

Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P4 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan

Part 5 :
Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P5 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan

Beautiful sow 482 and 3 cubs ( Smores) P5 28 9 18 by Ratna Narayan

Mckate captured 9/28/2018 video of 482 and her cubs rest on the grassy point.

28 Sep 2018 482's Cubs Snuggle, video by mckate

28 Sep 2018 482's Cubs Snuggle, video by mckate

Scooch shared this 9/28/2018 snapshot of 482 and her 3 spring cubs on 4/26/2020.

Lani H captured this 9/28/2018 video of 482 Brett and her yearlings resting by the grassy point.

482 Brett and coy 9 28 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy 9 28 2018, video by Lani H


2018.09.29:  482 and her 3 spring cubs on the spit video by Casper Trout:

482 not in the mood 2018 09 29 10 14 37 243 by Casper Trout

482 not in the mood 2018 09 29 10 14 37 243 by Casper Trout

A 2nd 9/29/2018 video of 482 Brett and her 3 spring cubs by Casper Trout.

482 3 with windy pink glow 2018 09 29 10 06 51 320, video by Casper Trout

482 3 with windy pink glow 2018 09 29 10 06 51 320, video by Casper Trout

Ratna Narayan captured this video (Part 1) of 482 Brett with her 3 spring cubs:

Pink sunrise on LR with 482 and 3 cubs P1 9 29 18 by Ratna Narayan

Pink sunrise on LR with 482 and 3 cubs P1 9 29 18 by Ratna Narayan

Martina captured this video of 482 Brett and her 3 hesitant spring cubs swimming from the point to the spit after the East winds kicked up on September 29, 2018.  At 2:18 a cub is seen trying to climb on 482's back. The cubs are actually strong swimmers despite their hesitation.

2018-9- 29 Family 482 fast swim by Martina

2018-9- 29 Family 482 fast swim by Martina

Martina also shared these snapshots of the family group.:

Cruiser filmed the 482 family in the early morning of 9/29/2018. The family is viewed in the early morning pink light, video #1 and video #2.

482's at sunrise 09 29 18, video by Cruiser

482's at sunrise 09 29 18, video by Cruiser

482's Pretty in Pink 09 29 18, video by Cruiser

482's Pretty in Pink 09 29 18, video by Cruiser

Lani H captured 9/29/2018 video of 482 Brett and her spring cub's early morning sunrise visit.

482 Brett and coy early morning sunrise visit 9 29 2018, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy early morning sunrise visit 9 29 2018, video by Lani H

2019:  Adult Female with 3 Female Yearlings

2019 Season:

482 Brett's yearlings are all females.  Mazey's October 16, 2019 11:23 comment .:

Scooch shared this 2019 GIF of 482 and her 3 yearlings on 4/26/2020. "See, that's how you do it. Now practice with me."

Xander-Sage-2 shared three 2019 GIFS of 482 Brett and her yearlings, #1, #2 and #3.

2019.??.??:  Deon Mitton captured footage of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings that can be seen at 1:02 into this video .:

Brown Bears of Katmai National Park 2019 Season by Deon Mitton-2

Brown Bears of Katmai National Park 2019 Season by Deon Mitton-2

Shawn James captured 2019 video of 482 and her 3 yearlings. The family can be seen from 13:05-15:24. The exact date of the video is unknown.

Brown Bears of Katmai Alaska Day 8 Brooks Falls to Anchorage, video by Shawn James-0

Brown Bears of Katmai Alaska Day 8 Brooks Falls to Anchorage, video by Shawn James-0

June 2019:

Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created a June 2019 -August 2019 video of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings.

Bear 482 and cubs June to Aug 2019, video by Deanna Dittloff

Bear 482 and cubs June to Aug 2019, video by Deanna Dittloff

Melissa Freels shared this June 2019 photo of 482's 3 yearlings in chat on 7/12/2020.



Please request Melissa Freels' permission prior to using her photographs! 

2019.06.25 or Prior:   Brooks Lodge's June 25, 2019 11:30 AKDT Facebook post with Kara Stenberg's photo of 482 Brett with her 3 yearlings.:

Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.06.24-07.08:  Truman Everts shared this 6/25/2019 photo of 482 Brett with her 3 yearlings running in the river on 4/5/2020. Truman Everts shared this 6/25/2019 photo of 482 and her 3 yearlings on 4/26/2020. Truman commented "Unseen shot of 482s responding to a potential threat in the lower river..."Truman Everts shared this 6/25/2019 photo of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings on 4/26/2020. Truman shared an additional photo of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings on 4/26/2020.  Birgitt shared Truman Everts photos of 482 Brett and her yearlings (with permission) that were taken from his 6/24-7/8/2019 trip to Brooks Camp on 4/26/2020, #1, #2 and #3.  Truman Everts shared these 6/25/2019 photos of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings on 6/9/2020, #1 and #2. 482 Brett has caught a fish and the cubs are in pursuit. Truman Everts shared these 6/25/2019 photos of 482 Brett's yearlings on 6/9/2020, #1 and #2.

Please request Truman Everts' permission prior to using his photographs!



Lani H captured 6/25/2019 video of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings fishing in the riffles.

482 Brett and yearlings crossing the riffles 6 25 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings crossing the riffles 6 25 2019, video by Lani H

2019.06.26 or prior:  482 Brett's yearling cubs were captured in an Instagram photo by Terri Neal (fergsfun) on 6/26/2019 or prior.

2019.06.29 or prior:  Brooks Lodge posted a Kara Stenberg photo  of 482 Brett's nearly white yearling on 6/29/2019 or prior.

Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.06.29:  482 Brett and her 3 yearlings can be seen on the closed trail on 6/29/2019, video by Ratna Narayan.

Brett and cubs 6 29 2019, video by Ratna Narayan-0

Brett and cubs 6 29 2019, video by Ratna Narayan-0

On 6/29/2019, a very hungry 482 and her 3 yearlings arrive at the falls for a fishing session. Without any boars present, the family is able to catch quite a number of fish, video by Brenda D.

06.29

06.29.2019 - 482 and Cubs at Brooks Falls - ADORABLE!, video by Brenda D

Lani H captured 6/29/2019 video of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings on the closed trail.

482 Brett and yearlings on the closed trail 6 29 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings on the closed trail 6 29 2019, video by Lani H

2019.06.30:  482 and her 3 yearlings were last observed in the riffles on 6/30/2019. They then were not seen on the cams for about 2 weeks. Lani H filmed them twice that day, video #1 and video #2. They did not have much success fishing. 

482 Brett and yearlings in the riffles 6 30 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings in the riffles 6 30 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings in riffles part two 6 30 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings in riffles part two 6 30 2019, video by Lani H

July 2019:

2019.07.??:  Wilde Weite Welt captured July, 2019 video of 482 and her 3 yearlings in the riffles. The family can be viewed from 1:25-2:55.

ACTION Lachs fischende & kämpfende Braunbären am Brooks Falls Teil 2 - Brown bears at Brooks Falls, video by Wilde Weite Welt-1

ACTION Lachs fischende & kämpfende Braunbären am Brooks Falls Teil 2 - Brown bears at Brooks Falls, video by Wilde Weite Welt-1

2019.07.01-07.12 or prior:  6 photos by Kara Stenberg were posted on Brooks Lodge's Facebook page between 7/1-7/12/2019, #1,  #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6.  482 Brett and her 3 yearlings were not observed on the cams from 7/1-7/13/2019. It is unknown if Kara's photos were from June 2019 or were taken in early July 2019.


Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.07.14:  482 and her 3 yearlings returned to Brooks Camp on 7/14/2019 after a 2 week abscence from being observed on the cams. The family is seen along the lower river in this Lani H video.

482 Brett and 3 yearlings 7 14 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and 3 yearlings 7 14 2019, video by Lani H

Lani H also captured video of the family in the oxbow area on the same day, 7/14/2019.

482 Brett and yearlings by the oxbow 7 14 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings by the oxbow 7 14 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and 3 yearlings on the lower river, 7/14/2019 video by Erum Chad.

Bear sow 482 and 3 yearling cubs LR Brooks Katmai 2019 07 14, video by Erum Chad

Bear sow 482 and 3 yearling cubs LR Brooks Katmai 2019 07 14, video by Erum Chad

2019.07.15: The 482's are seen on the lower river on 7/15/2019. As they travel under the bridge something frightens them and they run, video by Lani H.

482 Brett and yearlings 7 15 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings 7 15 2019, video by Lani H

Lani also filmed the family on the downriver island on the same day, 7/15/2019 video. 

482 Brett and yearlings near down river island 7 15 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings near down river island 7 15 2019, video by Lani H

2019.07.17:  482 and her 3 yearlings were viewed from the point to the bridge and traveling all over the lower river on 7/17/2019, video by Lani H.

482 Brett and yearlings 7 17 2019

482 Brett and yearlings 7 17 2019

2019.07.18:   Victoria White captured video of 482 Brett and her cubs on the closed path for a rest and play session, 7/18/2019.

482 Brett & yearlings ~ 2019 07 18, video by Victoria White

482 Brett & yearlings ~ 2019 07 18, video by Victoria White

482 Brett's 3 yearlings are seen bouncing on a log and playing in a 7/18/2019 video by mckate.

18 Jul 2019 482 and Her Bouncing Babes, video by mckate

18 Jul 2019 482 and Her Bouncing Babes, video by mckate

2019.07.23:  482 Brett's 3 blonde yearlings play on the closed trail, 7/23/2019 video by mckate.

23 Jul 2019 482's Blondies Play on Closed Trail, video by mckate

23 Jul 2019 482's Blondies Play on Closed Trail, video by mckate

2019.07.28:  482 Brett and cubs are seen eating in the office in this 7/28/2019 video by Birgitt.

482 & cubs Eating in the Office 2019-07-28 15-09-28-236, video by Birgitt

482 & cubs Eating in the Office 2019-07-28 15-09-28-236, video by Birgitt

482 Brett brings her yearlings to the falls, 7/28/2019 video by mckate.

28 Jul 2019 482 Brings Her Yearlings to the Falls, video by mckate

28 Jul 2019 482 Brings Her Yearlings to the Falls, video by mckate


2019.07.31:  Naomi Boak shared 7/31/2019 photos of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings at the falls on 4/26/2020, #1 and #2.

Permission to use her NPS photos posted on the bearcam comments   

Cruiser captured 7/31/2019 video of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings at the falls.

482 & cubs at falls Jul 31 2019, video by Cruiser

482 & cubs at falls Jul 31 2019, video by Cruiser

The 482's fish at the falls. Apparently the unidentified "Hump Bear" complicated matters for them, 7/31/2019 video by mckate.

31 Jul 2019 482s Fish the Far Pool, video by mckate

31 Jul 2019 482s Fish the Far Pool, video by mckate

August 2019:

2019.08.02:  Cruiser captured video of 482 and her 3 yearlings downriver of Brooks Falls on 8/2/2019.

482's @ Brooks Falls Aug 2 2019, video by Cruiser

482's @ Brooks Falls Aug 2 2019, video by Cruiser

482 Brett and her 3 yearlings at the falls, 8/2/2019 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and yearlings at the falls 8 2 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings at the falls 8 2 2019, video by Lani H

2019.08.03:  Goof_n posted this 8/3/2019 photo of 482 Brett (left, far) and her 3 yearlings downstream of Brooks Falls, shared in chat on 4/26/2020. Goof_n shared this 8/3/2019 photo of 2 of 482 Brett's 3 yearlings on 4/26/2020.

Please request Kacko & Goof_n's permission prior to using their photographs!



Lani H Captured 8/3/2019 video of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings at the falls.

482 Brett and yearlings at the falls 8 3 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings at the falls 8 3 2019, video by Lani H

2019.08.04-09.19:  482 Brett and her 3 yearlings were not seen on the web cams from 8/4-9/19/2019. Bears often leave Brooks Camp in August to fish in other rivers and streams where the salmon are still running.

September 2019:

Deanna Dittloff created a September 2019 video of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings.

Bear 482 and cubs September 2019, video by Deanna Dittloff

Bear 482 and cubs September 2019, video by Deanna Dittloff


2019.09.??Ranger Naomi stopped in chart in early September and commented that both 94 and 482 were both seen at Margot Creek with their cubs. Ranger Naomi further shared "there may not be any family groups here at the falls or in the lower river, but there sure are a lot at Margot Creek. Here are some photos taken by Tina Scheffler. You can see 94 (?) & 482's families all together. Apparently the cubs were playing together. And here are two pictures of a sow and her 3 spring cubs, photos #1 and #2.  I do not know who this bear is."

2019.09.05:  Cam viewer Felicia was at Margot Creek on 9/5/2019 and was able to capture video of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings. 

482 and Cubs at Margot Creek, video by Felicia

482 and Cubs at Margot Creek, video by Felicia


2019.09.??:  Costel Necula's September 2019 Instagram photo of 482 and her 3 yearlings.

2019.09.19:  482 Brett and her 3 yearlings returned from their 6 week hiatus on 9/19/2019, video by Erum Chad.

Katmai bear sow 482 returned with 3 cubs LR Brooks Falls Katmai 2019 09 19, video by Erum Chad

Katmai bear sow 482 returned with 3 cubs LR Brooks Falls Katmai 2019 09 19, video by Erum Chad

2019.09.19 or 09.20:  482 Brett and cubs return to Brooks, 9/19/2019 or 9/20/2019 video by Birgitt.

482 & Cubs Return to Brooks Pt 2 2019-09-20 18-56-59-669 , video by Birgitt

482 & Cubs Return to Brooks Pt 2 2019-09-20 18-56-59-669 , video by Birgitt

2019.09.22:  Ratna Narayan captured video of 482 Brett and her 3 yearlings on 9/22/2019. The family is seen in an extended rest period by the lower river bridge. 

482 and jumbo cubs 9 22 2019, video by Ratna Narayan

482 and jumbo cubs 9 22 2019, video by Ratna Narayan

482 Brett and 3 yearlings by the bridge and platform, lower river and river watch views, 9/22/2019 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and yearlings by the bridge and platform LR and RW views 9 22 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings by the bridge and platform LR and RW views 9 22 2019, video by Lani H

Birgitt captured 9/22/2019 video of 482 Brett's yearling chewing on the electric fence.

482s Cub Chews on Electric Fence 2019-09-22 20-49-51-867, video by Birgitt

482s Cub Chews on Electric Fence 2019-09-22 20-49-51-867, video by Birgitt

2019.09.23:  It appears thet 482 Brett may have been darted by Ranger Michael Saxton for the DNA study in this 9/23/2019 video by mckate.

23 Sep 2019 482 Darted? Video by mckate

23 Sep 2019 482 Darted? Video by mckate

482 Brett darted for the DNA study? 9/23/2019 video by Lani H.

482 Brett darted for DNA study? 9 23 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett darted for DNA study? 9 23 2019, video by Lani H

2019.09.24:  Lani H captured 9/24/2019 video of 482 Brett and yearlings scavenging for fish in the oxbow area. 

482 Brett and coy scavenging by the oxbow 9 24 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and coy scavenging by the oxbow 9 24 2019, video by Lani H

2019.09.25:  482 Brett and her 3 yearlings are seen snorkeling in the lower river in this 9/25/2019 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and yearlings snorkeling 9 25 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings snorkeling 9 25 2019, video by Lani H

2019.09.26:  The 482's feast on the lower river, 9/26/2019 video by mckate.

26 Sep 2019 The 482s Feast on the Lower River, video by mckate

26 Sep 2019 The 482s Feast on the Lower River, video by mckate

2019.09.27:  482 Brett's blondest yearling on the closed trail, 9/27/2019 video by Birgitt.

482s Blond Cub on Closed Road 2019-09-27 16-27-29-738, video by Birgitt

482s Blond Cub on Closed Road 2019-09-27 16-27-29-738, video by Birgitt

2019.09 28:  482 Brett and her 3 yearlings can be seen fishing on the lower river on a windy, rainy day, 9/28/2019 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and yearlings snorkeling 9 28 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings snorkeling 9 28 2019, video by Lani H

2019.09.29:  482's mid-sized cub is a female video by mckate .:

29 Sep 2019 482's Midsized Cub is Female by mckate

29 Sep 2019 482's Midsized Cub is Female by mckate

Mckate also captured 9/29/2019 video of 482 Brett and her blondest cub feeding on the lower river.

29 Sep 2019 482 and Her Blondie Feed, video by mckate

29 Sep 2019 482 and Her Blondie Feed, video by mckate

October 2019:  

2019.10.01:  482 Brett with her 3 yearlings and 719 with her 2 spring cubs can be seen feeding on the lower river in this 10/1/2019 video by Birgitt. The 482's are seen in the beginning of the video and at 1:25, 719 and her 2 spring cubs are viewed in the background. 

482 & Yearlings & 719 & coy Feeding on LR 2019-10-01 09-57 -53-556, video by Birgitt

482 & Yearlings & 719 & coy Feeding on LR 2019-10-01 09-57 -53-556, video by Birgitt

482 Brett charges a subadult who is stuck between 482 and 719, 10/1/2019 video by Lani H.

482 Brett bluff charges subadult who is stuck between 482 and 719 10 1 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett bluff charges subadult who is stuck between 482 and 719 10 1 2019, video by Lani H

Mckate captured a 10/1/2019 video of 482 Brett charging a subadult who appears headed towards 719 and her 2 spring cubs.

1 Oct 2019 Run, Spot, Run! Video by mckate

1 Oct 2019 Run, Spot, Run! Video by mckate


2019.10.02:  482 Brett's yearlings on the Closed Trail video by Victoria White.:

482`s Cubs on the closed trail ~ 2019 10 02 by Victoria White

482`s Cubs on the closed trail ~ 2019 10 02 by Victoria White

482 Brett's "marshmallow" yearling puts her back into her work video by mckate.:
2 Oct 2019 "Marshmallow's" (482 Brett's yearling) One Cub Demolition Crew

2 Oct 2019 "Marshmallow's" (482 Brett's yearling) One Cub Demolition Crew

Two of 482 Brett's "gorgeous girls" are seen in this 10/2/2019 video by mckate.

2 Oct 2019 482's Gorgeous Girls, video by mckate

2 Oct 2019 482's Gorgeous Girls, video by mckate

The 482 family was filmed on the closed path on 10/2/2019, video by Ratna Narayan. 2 of 482's 3 blonde cubs are seen resting while the 3rd cub joins 482 Brett fishing. At 8:00 you can see the smallest appearing cub urinating out the back which would indicate she is a female.

The most gorgeous cub video please watch 10 2 2019, video by Ratna Narayan

The most gorgeous cub video please watch 10 2 2019, video by Ratna Narayan

482 Brett and yearlings snorkeling on the lower river are seen in this 10/2/2019 video by Lani H.

482 Brett and yearlings snorkeling 10 2 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings snorkeling 10 2 2019, video by Lani H


2019.10.06: 

482 and her very plump yearlings were last observed on the webcams on 10/6/2019, video by Birgitt. The family was feeding on the lower river.

482's Cubs Eat Voraciously on LR 2019-10-06 18-45-00-400 by Birgitt

482's Cubs Eat Voraciously on LR 2019-10-06 18-45-00-400 by Birgitt

Note:   The Lower River East Cam was turned off on 10/1/2019 so there was no view of the spit. LR, RW and the UW cam were turned off on 10/10/2019. Sows and cubs may have still been at Brooks Camp after those dates.

2020:  Single Adult Female

July 2020:

2020.07.01:  Mckate captured this video of 482 Brett mating with 89 Backpack:

1 Jul 2020 89 Backpack and 482 Brett Mate by mckate-3

1 Jul 2020 89 Backpack and 482 Brett Mate by mckate-3

2020.07.04:  402 watches 32 Chunk brunch with 482 Brett, 7/4/2020 video by mckate. "I think 32 Chunk was supposed to be courting 402, but he got waylaid by his stomach. To add intrigue, he's also been seen courting 482. 32 seems to have a fairly laid back approach to courting."

4 Jul 2020 402 Watches 32 Brunch with 482, video by mckate-1

4 Jul 2020 402 Watches 32 Brunch with 482, video by mckate-1

2020.07.11:  Cruiser's 7/11/2020 gif of 482 Brett and 747's "sprint to the finish" as they continue courting and eating on the lower river.

How 482 Brett Got Her Nickname:

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Known Courting & Mating:

2020:

89 Backpack:  482 Brett was observed mating with 89 Backpack on July 1, 2020:

Mckate captured this video of 482 Brett mating with 89 Backpack.

1 Jul 2020 89 Backpack and 482 Brett Mate by mckate-2

1 Jul 2020 89 Backpack and 482 Brett Mate by mckate-2

Known Litters of Cubs: 482 Brett has had 5 known litters of cubs.  

1st Known Litter, 1 Spring Cub:

2003:  1 Spring Cub , 1st Known Litter

482 Brett was observed in fall of 2003 wuth 1 spring cub.

2nd Known Litter, 3 Spring Cubs

2007:  3 Spring Cubs , 2nd Known Litter

482 Brett was observed in fall of 2007 with 3 spring cubs per Ranger Jeanne .

2008:  3 Yearlings , 2nd Known Litter

482 Brett was observed in July 2008 with 3 yearlings per Ranger Jeanne .

2009:  482 Brett was a single adult female.

3rd Known Litter, 2 Spring Cubs

2010:  2 Spring Cubs , 3rd Known Litter

2011:  1 Remaining Yearling , 3rd Known Litter

2012:  One 2.5 Year-Old Cub , 3rd Known Litter

482 Brett was observed in mid-July with her 2.5 year-old offspring per Ranger Jeanne

4th Known Litter, 3 Spring Cubs

2015:  3 Spring Cubs , 4th Known Litter

5th Known Litter, 3 Spring Cubs

2018:  3 Spring Cubs , 5th Known Litter, All 3 Offspring are Females

2019:  3 Yearlings , 5th Known Litter , All Females

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

2016:  None, Successful or Unsuccessful

There were no darting attempts of 482 Brett in 2016 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.

2017:  None, Successful or Unsuccessful

There were no known darting attempts of 482 Brett in 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.

2018:  Unknown, Awaiting Information from Rangers

We are awaiting 2018 genetics study samples information from the rangers

2019:  Unknown, Awaiting Information from Rangers

We are awaiting 2019 genetics study samples information from the rangers


Transfered the below info from the wiki wish list page, need to be certain that any desired info is included here on 482's page:

482 Brett is not included in any of the prior editions of the Bears of Brooks book.  Cam viewers would like to see her included in a future edition of the Bears of Brooks book.  Cam viewers would also appreciate access to photos of 482 Brett's known litters of cubs :  2003~1 spring cub, 2004~? yearling, 2005~? 2.5 year-old, 2007~3 spring cubs2008~3 yearlings , 2010~3 spring cubs , 2011~1 remaining yearling, 2012~1 remaining 2.5 year-old cub, 2015~3 spring cubs, and 2016~? yearlings.  Cam viewers would like to obtain information about each of 482 Brett's litters of cubs (ex: number remaining as yearlings, number remainging as 2.5 year-olds).  

On July 8, 2017 the KNP&P Facebook post shared this photo by Ranger Dave Kopshever of a bear standing in the river in front of the floating bridge .  On July 12, 2017 Ranger Dave commented and shared this photo of an unidentified sow standing in the mouth of Brooks River .  On July 18, 2017 Ranger Dave commented  that these two photos were of the same bear.  We believe this may be 482 Brett.  Has the sow in his photos ever been identified?  Ranger Dave was going to check with Ranger Leslie (see Ranger Dave 7/18/2017 comment linked above) and get back to us.  482 Brett does not appear on the unofficial July 2017 Bears Observed List or the unofficial Fall 2017 Bears Observed List .  Cam viewers believe we saw this bear on multiple occasions during the 2017 live cam season and would like to know if this is 482 Brett.  

While visiting Brooks Camp on July 9, 2017 cam viewer LisaTN captured a few photos of a bear that resembles the bear in Ranger Dave's photos:  LisaTN photo #1 , LisaTN photo #2 . LisaTN photo #3 , LisaTN photo #4 , LisaTN photo #5 , LisaTN photo #6

There is also a great deal of information, photos and videos regarding 482 Brett in this July 28, 2017 comment by stmango .


LisaTN photos and info on 482 Brett from July 2017.

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