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610 PIC 2016.09.xx 2017 BoBr FOR WIKI PAGE PROFILE PIC

610 in September 2016 NPS photo from 2017 Bears of Brooks Book page 34

Adult Female  (female per Ranger Dave 11/09/2017 09:30 comment )

Year First Identified:  2015 , young subadult (possibly an abandoned yearling)

Offspring Of:  610 is believed to possibly be the 2014 offspring of 171

Known Litters of Cubs:  None as of 2018 season

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  None (successful or unsuccessful) in 2016 or 2017




Identification:

This is a very small, young subadult bear with a poofy blond coat and dark legs.  This bear has a prominent shoulder hump, tall hips, and a dark face.  An indent above the top right hip is visible, and speculated to be a scar from a wound sustained in 2015.  A smaller scar is also visible on the back of the left heal.

Distinctive Behaviors:

610 has been seen scavengering for fish in the lower river area in fall of 2015 and 2016.  Extremely skittish in 2015 and 2016, 610 immediately left the area when other bears approached.  Due to 610's behavior, it has been speculated that this bear was abandoned as a yearling cub in 2015.  

Life History:

2015 & 2016 from 2017 Bears of Brooks River book page 34:

Little is known about this subadult bear.  She has been seen scavenging for fish in the lower river area in both fall 2015 and fall 2016.  Due to 610's size and behavior in 2015 and 2016, it has been speculated that this bear was abandoned as a yearling cub in 2015.  Survival is difficult for all brown bears, and those difficulties (predation, starvation, disease, etc.) are magnified for a bear that has had limited protection and learning experience.  610 has shown incredible resiliency by overcoming the challenges presented thus far, and will need to continue to live cautiously and take advantage of any opportunity she is presented with in order to survive.  

Some cam viewers speculate that 610 is the 2015 abandoned yearling of 171 , and bear monitoring records reflect that park staff also share in the speculation .  In 2014, 171 returned to the Brooks River area with two very tiny spring cubs.  The smaller, darker of those two spring cubs was lost during the 2014 season.  When last observed in fall of 2014, 171 was still caring for her remaining larger, lighter spring cub.  The remaining spring cub resembles 610.

2014:  Spring Cub with 171 (Speculated)

In 2014, 610 is suspected to be a spring cub.  

If 610 is the offspring of 171 as park staff and some cam viewers suspect, the following 171 family group history from 2014 would be part of 610's life history:

171  returned to Brooks Camp on July 7, 2014 with her 1st known litter of cubs, two very tiny springers.  Sometime during the 2014 season, between late July and early September 171 lost the smaller, darker spring cub.  On September 7, 2014 171 was observed at Brooks Camp with one remaining spring cub, the larger, lighter of the two.  The family group was observed into October of 2014; 171 and the remaining spring cub were last observed together in 2014.

The photos and videos below show 171 and her two spring cubs in 2014.  What do you think?  Could 610 be 171's larger, lighter 2014 spring cub?

2014 Season:

Anna-Marie captured this video of 171 and her remaining spring cub (610?) during her time at Brooks Camp. 2014 Season (and continuing into the 2019 Season): Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of 610 that begins when she was a spring cub with 171 (speculated).  Footage of 171 with her believed offspring, 610 can be seen in the beginning of this video.:

Keeping up with the Brown Bears 610 (beginning in 2014 with 171 and sibling and continuing into the 2019 season) by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)-1

Keeping up with the Brown Bears 610 (beginning in 2014 with 171 and sibling and continuing into the 2019 season) by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)-1

610 can be seen with her mother 171 and her littermate in this 2014 Sows & Cubs video by DTB:

2014 Mamas & Cubs - Brooks Camp, Katmai National Park by DTB

2014 Mamas & Cubs - Brooks Camp, Katmai National Park by DTB

July 2014:

2014.07.15:  171 and 2 spring cubs 07/15/2014 video by Various Videos 1

171 and 2 spring cubs 07 15 2014 video by Various Videos 1

171 and 2 spring cubs 07 15 2014 video by Various Videos 1

2014.07.17:  

171 with her two spring cubs on gravel bar near lagoon heading to closed trail gif by Juergen.

171 with her two spring cubs near closed trail gif by Juergen:

15:28:  Ranger Mike observed 171 and her two spring cubs and shared these photos that he just took:  Photo #1 and Photo #2 :

On the evening of July 17, 2014,  171 and her two spring cubs tree themselves near the grassy knoll in the lower river area 07/18/2014 video by JB Grace :

171 and 2 spring cubs treed near grassy point in lower river area 7 18 2014 video by JB Grace

171 and 2 spring cubs treed near grassy point in lower river area 7 18 2014 video by JB Grace

2014.07.19:  Ranger Jeanne's 171 with spring cubs (610 larger, lighter cub?) flickr album has photos from 07/19//2014 

August 2014 or PRIOR:

2014.0?.?? (Sometime on or before 08/17/2014):  171 with 2 spring cubs video by Magical Adventures  published 08/17/2014:

171 with 2 spring cubs sometime on or before 08 17 2014 (date published) video by Magical Adventures

171 with 2 spring cubs sometime on or before 08 17 2014 (date published) video by Magical Adventures

2014.0?.?? (Sometime on on before August 27, 2014):  171 with 2 spring cubs can be seen at the 0:40 mark into this video by Jim Sawyer:

Bear Watching - Brooks Camp, Alaska 2014 Season by Jim Sawyer-0

Bear Watching - Brooks Camp, Alaska 2014 Season by Jim Sawyer-0

September 2014:

2014.09.??: In a video posted on 9/17/2014 by Octavio Garduno, 171 and her remaining spring cub (?610) are seen by the lower river platform. They become startled and run. 

Katmai National Park, video by Octavio Garduno

Katmai National Park, video by Octavio Garduno

Octavio Garduno posted  a 2nd video of 171 and her spring cub (?610) on 9/29/2014.

171 and spring cub sep 2014, video by Octavio Garduno-1

171 and spring cub sep 2014, video by Octavio Garduno-1

Octavio Garduno posted a 3rd video of 171 and her spring cub (?610) on 9/29/2014.

171 and spring cub sep 2014, video by Octavio Garduno-2

171 and spring cub sep 2014, video by Octavio Garduno-2


2014.09.07 - 2014.09.28:  Ranger Jeanne's 171 with spring cubs (610 larger, lighter cub?) flickr album has photos from various dates between 09/07/2014 - 09/28/2014

2014.09.09 Late afternoon:  171 leaves her remaining spring cub (610?) on a small sand bar to forage nearby.  An idylic time, the cub finds some little snacks to occupy it.  The close-ups of the spring cub in the first 6 minutes of the video are a must see, but the action starts at about the 6 minute mark into the video.  Suddenly, the cub is startled and runs back to shore.  171 turns back to check on the cub and panics when she cannot see the cub, hidden in the tall grass.  171 bounds across the water, soon finding the cub, but remains protectively wary of surrounding, seemingly ready to mete out punishment to whatever culprit scared her percious cub!...video by JBirdyHome:  

171 with remaining spring cub (610?) Mom Panics When Startled Cub Bolts 09 09 2014 video by JBirdyHome

171 with remaining spring cub (610?) Mom Panics When Startled Cub Bolts 09 09 2014 video by JBirdyHome

2014.09.16:  171 and remaining spring cub (610?) with 435 Holly her spring cub (719) and her adopted yearling (503) video by JoeBear :

171 and her remaining spring cub (610?) with 435 Holly and her spring cub (719) and adopted yearling (503)

171 and her remaining spring cub (610?) with 435 Holly and her spring cub (719) and adopted yearling (503)

2014.09.21:  171 and her remaining spring cub (610?) video by JoeBear :
171 and her remaining spring cub (610?) 09 21 2016 video by JoeBear

171 and her remaining spring cub (610?) 09 21 2016 video by JoeBear

2014.09.28:  171 makes belly hole and nurses her remaining spring cub (610?) video by JoeBear:

171 makes belly hole and nurses her remaining spring cub (610?) video by JoeBear

171 makes belly hole and nurses her remaining spring cub (610?) video by JoeBear

2014.09.28:  171 and remaining spring cub (610?) video by JoeBear :
171 and her remaining spring cub (610?) 9 28 2014 video by JoeBear

171 and her remaining spring cub (610?) 9 28 2014 video by JoeBear

2014.09.28:  171 and her remaining spring cub (610?) video by DTB :

171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) 9 28 2014 video by DTB

171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) 9 28 2014 video by DTB

October 2014:

2014.10.05:  Ranger Jeanne's 171 with spring cubs (610 larger, lighter cub?) has photos from 10/05/2014

2014.10.07:  171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) and 2.5 year-old subadult 500 Indy video by JoeBear :

171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) and 2

171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) and 2.5 year-old subadult 500 Indy meet on Spit Road 10 07 2014 video by JoeBear

2014.10.11:  171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) 10/11/2014 video by Anna-Marie (aka Cam Op Scout) :

2014.10.20:  171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) 10/20/2014 video by JoeBear :

171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) 10 20 2014 video by JoeBear

171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) 10 20 2014 video by JoeBear

2014.10.22 11:04:  171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) video by MsDebbiB:

Bear 171 and her chubbie cub (610) at Katmai Oct 22, 2014 video by MsDebbiB

Bear 171 and her chubbie cub (610) at Katmai Oct 22, 2014 video by MsDebbiB

2014.10.24:  171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) 10/24/2014 video by DTB :

171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) 10 24 2014 video by DTB

171 with her remaining spring cub (610?) 10 24 2014 video by DTB

2015:  Abandoned Yearling, 1.5 Year-Old Independent Female Subadult (Speculated)

In 2015, 610 is suspected to be a 1.5 year-old adandoned yearling.  Bear monitoring records reflect that park staff share in the speculation with some cam viewers that 610 is 171's abandoned yearling .  The bear ID database notes say "believed to be an abandoned yearling cub, has similar coloring to 171's lone spring cub from fall 2014." 610 was first recorded in a session on 9/18/15 .

2015 Season:

The Lone Cub by GreenRiver (p 07/03/2020 04:54 ) (aka 610 of Brooks River)

In the evening mists upon the lake,
A lone cub wandered down
The spit road near the rippling cove
As shadows gathered round.

She softly padded upon the grass,
Her sad eyes searched the lake
“Oh, mother, mine, why aren’t you here?”
The little bear cried out in fear
“Why did your cub forsake?”

By just what means we cannot say
Her life was changed one fateful day.
But the dent upon her hip
and wound upon her heel
Bear witness to a violent tale
Never to be revealed.

How far she wandered, scared, alone,
will never be ours to know.
How she dug her den in the mountain side,
found food for her long winter sleep,
Ran from foes and managed to hide.
It’s a secret she’ll always keep.

When summer came and winter was through
Her journey led her back.
To the only place the Lone Cub knew
To the beautiful spit and river too.
It was here that she fished,
and she roamed and grew.

But so lonely was the little bear,
She ran from all who came near,
For still she heard her sweet mother’s voice.
“You must be careful, my dear.”

And then one day, as though by fate
The lone cub made a friend.
And found that it was never too late
To find happiness in the end.

Through misty veils of time we see
Fast forward several years
She stands below the thundering falls
She’s conquered all her fears.

No longer alone, no sadness calls
Her heart soars wild and free.
610 is how she now is known
and will always be

July 2015:

2015.07.11:  On July 11, 2015 at approximately 17:50 Alaska time a single adult female that resembled 171 was observed in front of the Brooks Falls Wlidlife Viewing Platform.  If the ID of that single adult female as 171 is correct, then 171's remaining 2014 yearling has been separated from or emancipated by 171.  

September 2015:

2015.09.xx;  Cam viewer and park visitor, Stephen Brkich, captured this photo of 610  during his September 2015 trip to Brooks Camp.

Please obtain Stephen's permission prior to using his photos!


2015.09.14:  610 video by Victoria White:

610 Unknown Cub 2015 09 14 by Victoria White

610 Unknown Cub 2015 09 14 by Victoria White

2015.09.15:  

Juergen's gif of 610 .

610 fishing the lower river near the grassy point on 09/15/2015 video by JoeBear :

610 fishing near the grassy point in the lower river on 09 15 2015 video by JoeBear

610 fishing near the grassy point in the lower river on 09 15 2015 video by JoeBear

610 appears beginning at approximately 0:58 into this Explore video :

610 appears at approximately 58 into this Explore video

610 appears at approximately 58 into this Explore video

610 video by Victoria White:

Unknown Cub ~ 2015 09 15 by Victoria White

Unknown Cub ~ 2015 09 15 by Victoria White

Explore Recorder video of 610 in the lower river:

Lower River - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 09-15-2015 09 51 45 - 09 56 42

Lower River - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 09-15-2015 09 51 45 - 09 56 42

2015.09.18:  In 2015, 610 was first observed as an independent subadult in an official bear monitoring session on 09/18/2015.

2015.09.24:  Believed to possibly be 610 being chased by 503 Cubadult 09/24/2015 video by JoeBear :

Believed to possibly be 610 being chased by 503 Cubadult 09 24 2015 video by JoeBear

Believed to possibly be 610 being chased by 503 Cubadult 09 24 2015 video by JoeBear

October 2015:

2016.10.06:  610 video by Explore (Please note: time shown is Pacific Time, not Alaska Time):

River Watch - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-06-2015 20 00 01 - 20 03 08

River Watch - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-06-2015 20 00 01 - 20 03 08

610 video by Explore.  (Please note: time shown is Pacific Time, not Alaska Time):

River Watch - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-06-2015 20 08 20 - 20 13 17

River Watch - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-06-2015 20 08 20 - 20 13 17

2015.10.07:  610 video by Victoria White.:

610 Subadult ,Katmai NP ~ 2015 10 07 by Victoria White

610 Subadult ,Katmai NP ~ 2015 10 07 by Victoria White

2016:  2.5 Year-Old Independent Subadult

In 2016, 610 is believed to be 2.5 years old

July 2016:

2016.07.27: On 7/27/2016 a small bear appearing to be a yearling could be seen walking along the Spit Road and briefly pausing before turning down the Valley Rd. This independent young bear had what looked like a defect in the area above the right hip. Could this have been 610 early in the 2016 season? Video by Brenda D.

07.27

07.27.2016 - Little Lost Cub, video by Benda D

September 2016:

610 NPS photos taken in September 2016 from 610's page in the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book, page 34. 

Cam viewer and park visitor, JCamille captured these photos during her September 2016 trip to Brooks Camp:  photo 1 , photo 2 , photo 3 , photo 4 , photo 5 and photo 6 .  She also captured this video. Note: This video is no longer available as the Instagram account has been made private.

2016.09.10:  Cam viewer and park visitor , Viewsnortheast captured these photos of 610 during their trip to Brooks Camp:  Photo #1 , Photo #2 .  

2016.09.26:

Ranger Leslie discusses 610 at approximately 24:34 into this 09/26/2016 live chat with Ranger Dave :

Ranger Leslie discussed 610 at approximately 24 34 into this 09 26 2016 live chat with Ranger Dave-0

Ranger Leslie discussed 610 at approximately 24 34 into this 09 26 2016 live chat with Ranger Dave-0

Cam viewer Melissa Freels captured this 09/26/2016 video  of 610:

610 on 09 26 2016 video by Melissa Freels

610 on 09 26 2016 video by Melissa Freels

Cam viewer Ratna captured this 09/26/2016 video of 610:

Lone cub, footage from LR and RW sept 26th 2016 by Ratna (610)

Lone cub, footage from LR and RW sept 26th 2016 by Ratna (610)

Cam viewer Goldilocks took this snapshot from Ratna's video to show the scar on 610's left rear paw / lower leg area:

October 2016:

2016.10.03:  610 video by Victoria White:

Lone Cub 610 ,Katmai NP 2016.10

Lone Cub 610 ,Katmai NP 2016.10.03 video by Victoria White

2016.10.06:  610 on 10/06/2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) :

610 on 10 06 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

610 on 10 06 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2016.10.08:  

610 on 10/08/2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) Part 1 :

610 on 10 08 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) Part 1

610 on 10 08 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) Part 1

610 on 10/08/2016 video by Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR)

610 on 10 08 2016 video by Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR)

610 on 10 08 2016 video by Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR)

610 on 10/08/2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) Part 2 :

610 on 10 06 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) Part 2

610 on 10 06 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) Part 2

610 on 10/08/2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) Part 3 :  

610 on 10 08 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

610 on 10 08 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

610 on 10/08/2016 video by Cheryl B:

2016 10 08 15 17 43 Enjoying the whole catch by Cheryl B (610)

2016 10 08 15 17 43 Enjoying the whole catch by Cheryl B (610)

2016.10.10:  610 on 10/10/2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) :

610 on 10 10 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

610 on 10 10 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2016.10.25:  610 is discussed at approximately 20:40 into this live chat with Ranger Leslie, Ranger Michael Saxton, and Ranger Dave:

610 is discussed during this 10 25 2016 live chat with Ranger Leslie, Ranger Michael Saxton, and Ranger Dave

610 is discussed during this 10 25 2016 live chat with Ranger Leslie, Ranger Michael Saxton, and Ranger Dave

2017:  3.5 Year-Old Independent Subadult

In 2017, 610 is believed to be 3.5 years old.  

2017 Bears of Brooks River Book Page:  610 appears on page 34 of the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book:

July 2017:

610 is not listed on the unofficial July 2017 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List  provided by Ranger David Kopshever on September 5, 2017.:

 610 does not appear as observed in July 2017 on the complete list of subadult bears observed in the 2017 season during official bear monitoring sessions provided by Mike Fitz on July 21, 2018 ,  Note:  610 does appear as observed in the Fall of 2017.:

2017.07.??:  On November 9, 2017, ElaineDE shared this photo from her July 2017 trip to Brooks Camp of 610.

2017.07.08:  610? video by Brenda D.:

07.08

07.08.2017 - Maybe 610 by Brenda D

2017.07.23 & 2017.07.24:  610 video by Melissa Freels:

Little Bear 610, July 23 and 24, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

Little Bear 610, July 23 and 24, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

2017.07.25:  "This is one of the first times that we saw 610 interacting with other subadults. The interaction starts at the 4:13 min mark. She initially seems to be very wary of the other subs presence. The other sub, 273's emancipated male (aka Velcro), appears to have picked up on her uncertainty. The body language of both of them is fascinating. "Velcro" slowly approaches her and appears to "tone down" his normal exuberance when meeting another sub. Through a gentle interplay he seems to gain her confidence."  Video by Melissa Freels.  Video description by Goldilocks :

610 Meets Subadult (Maybe Velcro?) July 25, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

610 Meets Subadult (Maybe Velcro?) July 25, 2017 video by Melissa Freels

2017.07.27:  Park visitor and cam viewer RGK captured this photo of 610 during his trip to Brooks Camp.

2017.07.29:  610 on the right meets another subadult at 0:48 in this 7/29/2017 video by Erum Chad.

Bear subadult 610 meeting another sub LR Cam Brooks Falls Katmai, 2017 07 29, video by Erum Chad

Bear subadult 610 meeting another sub LR Cam Brooks Falls Katmai, 2017 07 29, video by Erum Chad

2017.07.31:  610 plays with another subadult video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).  610 runs from another subadult on the closed trail. The subadult catches up to 610 at the bridge, and they play from the bridge all the way out into Naknek Lake off of the gravel bar / beach.:

Bear subadult 610 playing another sub LR Cam Brooks Falls Katmai 2017.07

Bear subadult 610 playing another sub LR Cam Brooks Falls Katmai 2017.07.31 video by Erum Chad (Erie)

August 2017:

2017.08.03:  610 on the lower river with a couple other subadults. At the 8:00 mark you can see that 610 is limping from an injury to her front paw/leg. She follows the other subadults along the river to the camp trail. In a few short weeks she went from avoiding all other bears to running to catch up to them.  Video by Brenda D.:

08.03

08.03.2017 - 2 then 3 Subadults, 610 Injured?? by Brenda D


2017.08.06:  Approximately 13:14 on 08/06/2017:  610 on 08/06/2017 approximately 13:14 video by flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA) :

610 on 08 06 2017 approximately 13 14 video by flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

610 on 08 06 2017 approximately 13 14 video by flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

610 on 08/06/2017 video by Victoria White :

610 on 08 06 2017 video by Victoria White

610 on 08 06 2017 video by Victoria White

610 comes to the bank to eat video by Brenda D.:

08.06

08.06.2017 - Subadult 610 Comes to the Bank to Eat by Brenda D

2017.08.07:  610 playing with another subadult on 08/07/2017 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) :

610 playing with another subadult on 08 07 2017 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

610 playing with another subadult on 08 07 2017 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2017.08.08:  610 playing with another subadult (273's 2.5 year-old maybe) video by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

610 playing with another subadult (maybe 273's 2

610 playing with another subadult (maybe 273's 2.5 year-old male) video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) 08 07 2017

2017.08.12:  811, 812 and 610 playing video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

Bear 402 new emancipated cubs and 610 playing LR cam 2017 08 12 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

Bear 402 new emancipated cubs and 610 playing LR cam 2017 08 12 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

2017.08.20 - 2017.08.23:  Rhonda Dowdle captured this video during her trip to Brooks Camp; 610 can be seen at 2:34, 2:42 (right) and 12:10.:

Our Bear Viewing Vacation to Brooks River Katmai National Park, Alaska Aug

Our Bear Viewing Vacation to Brooks River Katmai National Park, Alaska Aug.2017 by Rhonda Dowdle

Fall 2017:

610 is listed on the unofficial Fall 2017 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List as being observed in Fall 2017 that Ranger David Kopshever provided to Mazey via email.:

610 also appears as observed during Fall 2017 official bear monitoring sessions on the complete list of subadult bears observed in the 2017 season during official bear monitoring sessions provided by Mike Fitz on July 21, 2018 .:

September 2017:

610 in September 2017, NPS photos:

2017.09.??:  610 in September 2017 video by Melissa Freels:

Bear 610, September 2017 video by Melissa Freels

Bear 610, September 2017 video by Melissa Freels

2017.09.??:  On October 9, 2017 Melissa Freels shared this photo of 610 (left) and 821 (right) .  On February 15, 2018, Melissa Freels shared this September 2017 photo of 610.  On March 1, 2018, Melissa Freels also shared these three September 2017 photos (#1 , #2 , & #3 ) from her trip to Brooks Camp of 610, a "serious fisherbear".  Melissa's photo of 610 (left) and 821 (right).

2017.09.??: On October 4, 2017 at 20:13, Lesleezee shared these photos (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) of 610 from September 2017.  Lesleezee had this to say about seeing 610 during her trip to Brooks Camp.:: "We saw her a lot in September. She was catching fish almost as big as her and playing, playing, playing. Great to see! "

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

On November 9, 2017 at 11:55, Lesleezee shared these two photos (#1 & #2 ) early September 2017 of 610 playing with 821 (504's darker male subadult) from her trip to Brooks Camp.

On March 17, 2018 at 20:31, Lesleezee shared these three September 2017 photos (#1 , #2#3 ) of 610 with 821 from her trip to Brooks Camp.:

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

2017.09.04:  Subadult play date with 610, video by Mike Fitz:

Subadult bear play date September 4, 2017 video by Mike Fitz

Subadult bear play date September 4, 2017 video by Mike Fitz

2017.09.05:  Melissa Freels photos (#1 & #2 ) of 610 (left) and 821, 504's darker male subadult aka "Pepper" (right).  Melissa also captured this photo of 610 on the beach of Naknek Lake.

2017.09.06:  Melissa Freels photos (#1 , #2  & #3 ) of 610 (right) and 821, 504's darker male subadult aka "Pepper" (left).  Melissa Freels photos (#1 & #2 ) of 610 (left) with 821, 504's darker male subadult aka "Pepper" (right).

2017.09.07:  Melissa Freels photo of 610.


2017.09.13:  Park visitor and cam viewer, Lee (aka RiverPA) captured these photos of 610 during their trip to Brooks Camp:  610 on 09/13/2017 by Lee (aka River PA) photo 1  and 610 on 09/13/2017 by Lee (aka RiverPA) photo 2

Please obtain Lee (aka RiverPA)'s permission prior to using their photos!

November 2017:

2017.11.09:  610 is a female per bear monitoring records per Ranger Dave 11/09/2017 09:30 comment :

2018:  4.5 Year-Old (Subadult?  Adult?)

610 was included in the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book on page 33:

2018 Season:

On April 28, 2019 (610 & 717 day on the cam comments), cam viewer, cam op, and volunteer in park (VIP), Stacey shared her 610 story from her time volunteering for 6 weeks at Brooks Camp during the 2018 season.:

"When I volunteered at Katmai in July 2018, I'd start get up early every morning (around 4:15 a.m.) and walk down to the beach at Naknek Lake to see what bears were there.

There was almost always a small blonde bear either sleeping or walking the beach, and I believe (but am not positive) that it was 610.

I always smiled to see that bear thriving on her own."

JG shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 & #13 ) of 610 captured during the 2018 season.:

Scooch shared a 2018 snapshot of 610 and a friend on 3/11/2020.  Scooch posted an Albert Camus quote with the snapshot. "Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me
and be my friend."

July 2018:

610 was included on KNP&P's 2018 Bear Monitor, Ranger Tammy Carmack's list of bears observed during July 2018 provided by Ranger Russ on September 14, 2018 at 13:12 .:

September 2018:

2018.09.03:  610 video by Birgitt:

610 Returns to Brooks River 2018-09-03 by Birgitt

610 Returns to Brooks River 2018-09-03 by Birgitt

610 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

Bear sub adult 610 on RW Brooks falls Katmai Alaska 2018 09 03 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear sub adult 610 on RW Brooks falls Katmai Alaska 2018 09 03 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2018.09.04:  610 walks down Spit Road to Grassy Point video by Lani H.:

610 walks down spit road to grassy point 9 4 2018 by Lani H

610 walks down spit road to grassy point 9 4 2018 by Lani H

Birgitt also captured video of 610 walking the spit road, 9/4/2018.

610 Explores Spit Road with Her Nose 2018-09-04, video by Birgitt

610 Explores Spit Road with Her Nose 2018-09-04, video by Birgitt

2018.09.05:  610 & 821 follow 909 & 910 down Spit Road video by Birgitt.:

610 & 821 Follow 909 & 910 Down Spit Road 2018-09-05 by Birgitt

610 & 821 Follow 909 & 910 Down Spit Road 2018-09-05 by Birgitt

2018.09.09:  610 playing with 831 on the spit video by Birgitt.:

610 & 831 Playing on Spit 2018-09-09 by Birgitt

610 & 831 Playing on Spit 2018-09-09 by Birgitt

2018.09.11:  Close up of 610 resting by the lower river platform, 9/11/2018 video by Erum Chad.

Bear 610 close up RW cam Brooks falls Katmai Alaska 2018-09-11, video by Erum Chad

Bear 610 close up RW cam Brooks falls Katmai Alaska 2018-09-11, video by Erum Chad

610 can be seen crossing over the lower river bridge platform in this 9/11/2018 video by Birgitt.

610 Crosses Over Bridge 2018-09-11 20-48-08-670, video by Birgitt

610 Crosses Over Bridge 2018-09-11 20-48-08-670, video by Birgitt

2018.09.12:  610 leaves her fish for 903 who is then confronted by 909 & 910 video by Birgitt.:

610 Leaves Her Fish for 903 Who is then Confronted by 909 & 910 2018-09-12 by Birgitt

610 Leaves Her Fish for 903 Who is then Confronted by 909 & 910 2018-09-12 by Birgitt

2018.09.17:  610 in the lower Brooks River video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:
Precious bear 610 RW Katmai 2018 09 17 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Precious bear 610 RW Katmai 2018 09 17 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Birgitt describes this video as:  "902 Fifi and 610 came down the falls road together and were eating on LR when 909 approached. 610 went towards the bridge and 902, 903, 909, 910 and one of the 854s went to the right and spent the next hour wrestling. :
610 Leaves When 909 Approaches Her & 902 2018-09-17 by Birgitt

610 Leaves When 909 Approaches Her & 902 2018-09-17 by Birgitt


2018.09.19:  Kara Stenberg's video of 610 eating grass outside Brooks Lodge.:

Katmai Subadult Bear Eating Grass September 19, 2018 by Kara Stenberg

Katmai Subadult Bear Eating Grass September 19, 2018 by Kara Stenberg

2018.09.27:  610 can be seen in the background fishing (5:28-6:08) as 719 and 812 play by the platform, 9/27/2018 video by Erum Chad.

Bear 812 & 719 playing 610 seen in background LR Brooks Falls 2018 09 27, video by Erum Chad

Bear 812 & 719 playing 610 seen in background LR Brooks Falls 2018 09 27, video by Erum Chad


2018.09.29:  610 in the lower Brooks River video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

Bear sub adult 610 LR Brooks Falls Katmai Alaska 2018 09 29 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear sub adult 610 LR Brooks Falls Katmai Alaska 2018 09 29 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2019:  5.5 Year-Old (Subadult? or Young Adult? ~ Has She Mated?) 610 was classified as an adult female for the first time in the 2019 Bear Book.

2019 Season:

GreenRiver created this poem about 610 . Green River posted this art snapshot on 3/11/2020.

Deanna Ditloff (aka deelynnd) created a video that she posted on 3/10/2020. The video is of 610 and includes the years 2014-2019. The video is titled "Keeping up with the Brown Bears 610."

Keeping up with the Brown Bears 610, 2014-2019, video by Deanna Dittloff

Keeping up with the Brown Bears 610, 2014-2019, video by Deanna Dittloff

Drew Kaplan , an avid bear cam watcher,  filmed a wonderful video of the bears at Brooks Falls, possibly in July. Bear 610 can be seen at 1:11:34-1:12:15. She is seen standing on a rock behind another sow. From 1:14:31-1:14:58 she is observed snorkeling in the riffles.

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Catching Salmon In Mid-Air Up Close n Slow-Motion 2019, video by Drew Kaplan

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Catching Salmon In Mid-Air Up Close n Slow-Motion 2019, video by Drew Kaplan

Instagrammer Nigil Haroon posted Instagram photos of 610 during the 2019 season. A photo posted on 8/10/2019 shows 610 on the right with another subadult. In a 2nd photo posted on 9/26/2019, 610 is near with another subadult. 610's rump scarring is easily seen.

Wilde Weite Welt captured 610 playing with 4 other subadults on the lower river. The video is probably from July. 610 is the blondest of the suadults and is viewed from 3:51-4:14.

TOP Video Lachs fischende Braun-Bären am Brooks Falls Teil 1 - TOP Video Brown bears in action, video by Wilde Weite Welt

TOP Video Lachs fischende Braun-Bären am Brooks Falls Teil 1 - TOP Video Brown bears in action, video by Wilde Weite Welt

July 2019:  

2019.07.04:  Truman Everts shared this 7/4/2019 photo of 2 bears playing on the lower river on 6/11/2020. Is the bear on the right 610?

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2019.07.11:  610 (0:00-0:41) and 719 with 2 spring cubs video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).

Sub adult bear 610 - Unknown sow (719?) w 2 coys LR Broos Falls Katmai 2019 07 11, video by Erum Chad

Sub adult bear 610 - Unknown sow (719?) w 2 coys LR Broos Falls Katmai 2019 07 11, video by Erum Chad

2019.07.15:  610 digs a hole for her bottom, 7/15/2019 video by Erum Chad.

Sub adult bear 610 RW Brooks falls Katmai 2019 07 15, video by Erum Chad

Sub adult bear 610 RW Brooks falls Katmai 2019 07 15, video by Erum Chad

2019.07.16-07.19:  RV Dreams captured photos and a video of 610 and a subadult thought to be 901 on their 7/16-7/19/2019 trip to Brooks Camp. On 7/16/2019 ?901 is on the left and 610 is on the right, photos #1, #2 and #3. On 7/19/2019 RV dreams captured 4 more photos (#1, #2, #3 and #4 ) and a video (610 is blonder). 610 is the bear on the left and 901 is thought to be the bear on the right.

2019.07.17: In a video posted on 7/17/2019 by Kris Hazelton,  610 can be seen at 1:32-1:46 and playing with a dark subadult at 14:35-15:05

Katmai Brooks Falls, Alaska, video by Kris Hazelton

Katmai Brooks Falls, Alaska, video by Kris Hazelton

2019.07.19-07.23:  Tom Fenske Photography captured this photo of 610 during his 7/19-7/23/2019 trip to Brooks Camp.

2019.07.21:  610 catches 812's attention video by mckate.  610 is a true cubadult having been abandoned by her mother 171 and surviving on her own since she was just 1.5 years old. She looks like a young sub, but is an adult at 6.5 years old. 812 is two years her junior.:

21 Jul 2019 610 Catches 812's Attention by mckate

21 Jul 2019 610 Catches 812's Attention by mckate

610 video by Cruiser:

610 on River Watch Jul 21 2019 by Cruiser

610 on River Watch Jul 21 2019 by Cruiser

610 near the elevated bridge video by Lani H.:

610 near bridge 7 21 2019 by Lani H

610 near bridge 7 21 2019 by Lani H

In a 7/21/2019 video by Victoria White, 435 Holly is seen on the spit.  At 3:10, 610 appears from the right. There is no interaction between the two bears.

435 Holly & 610 ~ 2019 07 21, video by Victoria White-0

435 Holly & 610 ~ 2019 07 21, video by Victoria White-0

2019.07.22:  Park visitor Debbie Tubridy captured this photo of 610 (right), 910 (left) and 909 (back) on the lower river, 7/22/2019. 

2019.07.26:  821 and 610 followed by 775 Lefty at the oxbow video by Lani H.:

821 and 610 (?) followed by 775 Lefty at the oxbow 7 26 2019 by Lani H

821 and 610 (?) followed by 775 Lefty at the oxbow 7 26 2019 by Lani H

"The Thinker", 7/26/2019 photo of 610 by Daniel Glenn.

2019.07.27-07.30:  Modern Day Explorer captured multiple photos of 610 on their trip to Brooks Camp, July 23, 2019-July 30, 2019. #1 (middle), #2 (right), #3 (right), #4 (middle), #5 (far), #6 , #7, #8 (middle), #9 (middle), #10 (middle), #11 (left), #12 (middle back), #13  (middle back), #14 and #15.  610 can also be seen in 13 photos on 7/30/2019. She is the bear on the right in all the photos. Click the right arrow after viewing the first photo to see 12 additional photos. Male bear 821 (darker with a right hip scar) and female bear 831 (lighter with a left rear leg scar) appear to be the other 2 bears in the 13 photos. 831 is speculated to be 821's sibling. They are often seen playing together.

2019.07.28:  610 stands up to 908 video by mckate.  610 is two years older than 708 Amelia's brat er...sub which shows just how small she is for her age.:

28 Jul 2019 610 Stands Up to 908 by mckate-0

28 Jul 2019 610 Stands Up to 908 by mckate-0

610 fishes the lip video by mckate.:

28 Jul 2019 610 Fishes the Lip! by mckate

28 Jul 2019 610 Fishes the Lip! by mckate

610 on the lip video by Lani H.:

610 on the lip 7 28 2019 by Lani H

610 on the lip 7 28 2019 by Lani H

Nine Bears video by mckate.  912/13 saunters by, 610 fishes near pool, 806 eats on lip, 821 fishes on lip, 812 gets fish stolen by white-clawed sow in the J, 83 fishes by table rock, 801 leaves the office, 480 sits by the trail. 806 leaves the lip when she sees 812 come out of the J. He's her buddy.:

28 Jul 2019 Nine Bears by mckate

28 Jul 2019 Nine Bears by mckate

2019.07.29:  610 has words with 503 Cubadult video by Lani H.:

610 (?) has words with 503 7 29 2019 by Lani H

610 (?) has words with 503 7 29 2019 by Lani H

August 2019:

2019.08.04:  610 (lighter) and 831 (darker) were observed together on the closed path eating grass, 8/4/2019 video by mckate. 831 appears to possibly have a wound on her left rear leg.

4 Aug 2019 610 and 831 Graze the Closed Trail, video by mckate-0

4 Aug 2019 610 and 831 Graze the Closed Trail, video by mckate-0

Goof_n and Kacko were at Brooks Camp at the same time as mckate's above video.  Goof_n and Kacko cpatured this photograph of 610 (left) wtih 831 (right) (p 02/05/2020 21:46 ).  Kacko and Goof_n captured this photograph of 610 (left) with 831 (right) (p 08/30/2019 10:18 ). Goof_n posted 2 additional photos of 610 and 831 from 8/4/2019 on 3/10/2020, photo #1 and #2. 610 is the blonder of the two bears.

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

DanteV2000 shared this 8/4/2019 photo of "610 on the closed trail wih her summer coat" on 6/21/2020 .

Please request DanteV2000's permission  prior to using their photographs! 

September 2019:  

2019.09.06:  610 returns to the lower river video by mckate.  610 was abandoned by 171 as a yearling in 2015. From what was observed on the cams, she was alone from July 11, 2015 until July 25, 2017 when she let Velcro approach her. That's why she was known as the "Lone Cub." She's sure done a great job of overcoming her scary and isolated cubhood.:

6 Sep 2019 610 Returns to Lower River by mckate

6 Sep 2019 610 Returns to Lower River by mckate

2019.09.07:  610 and 151 Walker watch and wait video by mckate.:

7 Sep 2019 610 and 151 Watch and Wait by mckate

7 Sep 2019 610 and 151 Watch and Wait by mckate

610 in the far pool video by Lani H.:
610 in the far pool 9 7 2019 by Lani H

610 in the far pool 9 7 2019 by Lani H

610 by the fallen log, 9/7/2019 video by Casper Pike.

610 at the Falls 2019 09 07 12 57 26 352, video by Casper Pike

610 at the Falls 2019 09 07 12 57 26 352, video by Casper Pike

610 explores the lip, 9/7/2019 video by Birgitt.

610 Explores the Lip 2019-09-07 16-53-47-928, video by Birgitt

610 Explores the Lip 2019-09-07 16-53-47-928, video by Birgitt

2019.09.08:  610 causes a salmon boil in the lower river gif created by Blair-55:

Jason Joseph Photography captured this 9/8/2019 photo of 610.

2019.09.09:  610 in the jacuzzi video by Lani H.:

610 in the jacuzzi 9 9 2019 by Lani H

610 in the jacuzzi 9 9 2019 by Lani H

2019.09.14:  Cam viewer and Brooks Camp visitor scooch captured a photo of 610 taken on 9/14/2019. Scooch commented on 3/11/2020:  "Courageous 610 gazes at her reflection...September 14, 2019 - this is one of my very favorite photos from our trip to Brooks. Mirror, mirror, When hardships befall, Who is the bravest of them all." 


2019.09.15:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured these photographs (#1 & #2 ) of 610 (p 01/04/2020 10:22 ). Bonnie Hankons shared additional photos of 610 in chat on 3/11/2020, #1 and #2.

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610 visits the falls video by Lani H.:

610 visits the falls 9 15 2019 by Lani H

610 visits the falls 9 15 2019 by Lani H

Casper Pike filmed 610 in this 9/15/2019 video. 610 appears to the left of the island at 1:31.

Comparison in size JUMBO 474 & 68 MAXI 151, MINI 610 2019 09 15 13 56 41 468, video by Casper Pike

Comparison in size JUMBO 474 & 68 MAXI 151, MINI 610 2019 09 15 13 56 41 468, video by Casper Pike

Brooks Camp visitor and cam viewer scooch captured photos of 610 sitting on a rock on 9/15/2019. Photos #1, #2 and #3 were shared by scooch on 3/11/2020. Scooch shared additional photos of 610 near the Brooks Falls island on 3/12/2020.   Photos #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7. Scooch shared photos of 610 on 6/21/2020, #1, #2 and #3.

2019.09.16:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this photograph of 610 below the falls but upriver of the riffles (p 02/04/2020 05:35 ).:

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2019.09.18:  610 has words with 909 video by mckate.  They both wanted to be in line for Walker's scraps. 610 finally prevailed when 909 gave up and went to fish in the J. 909 might be larger but 610 is twice her age so has experience on her side.:

18 Sep 2019 610 Has Words with 909 by mckate

18 Sep 2019 610 Has Words with 909 by mckate

October 2019:  

2019.10.01:  610 chases down a fish video by mckate.:

1 Oct 2019 610 Chases Down a Fish by mckate

1 Oct 2019 610 Chases Down a Fish by mckate

2020:  6.5 Year-Old Adult Female

June 2020:

2020.06.25:  610 returned to Brooks Camp on 6/25/2020. She could be seen walking along the spit road, video by mckate.

25 Jun 2020 610 Returns on Spit Road, video by mckate

25 Jun 2020 610 Returns on Spit Road, video by mckate

6/25/2020 video by Birgitt.

610 Arrives Walking Down Spit Road 2020-06-25 21-24-39-7, video by Birgitt

610 Arrives Walking Down Spit Road 2020-06-25 21-24-39-7, video by Birgitt

August 2020:

2020.08.07:  Blair-55 created these gifs (#1 & #2 ) of 610 at the falls (p 08/07/2020 09:41 ).  The gif files were 10.2 and 10.3 MD, wiki would not permit them to be uploaded here.  Use above #1 & #2 links.:



Known Courting & Mating:

None known as of 2018 season.

Known Litters of Cubs:

None known as of 2018 season.

Known Relatives:

Mother:  171, Speculated

Some cam viewers speculate that 610 is the 2015 abandoned yearling of 171. and bear monitoring records reflect that park staff also share in the speculation .  When last observed in 2014, 171 was observed with a remaining spring cub.  When first observed in 2015, 171 was a single female.  Around the same time a young, small subadult was observed; that subadult having a strong resemblance to 171's 2014 remaining spring cub.  This cub would have been a yearling in 2015 and the size of the subadult also seems to support the possiblity that 610 could be this remaining 171 2014 offspring.  

Father:  Unknown

610's father is not known to us at this time.

Littermate:  1 Smaller, Darker Littermate for part of 2014

If 610 is the lighter  of the two 2014 offspring of 171, then 610 had one littermate.  A smaller, darker spring cub.  The smaller, darker spring cubs was separated from the family group in 2014.  See July - August 2014 above in the Life History Section of 610's page.

Offspring:  None as of 2018 Season

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

2016:  None Known

There were no known darting attempts in 2016 by Ranger Michael Saxton

2017:  None Known

There were no known darting attempts in 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton

2018 & 2019:  Not Known

We are awaiting darting information from Ranger Michael Saxton / KNP&P staff.

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