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AMELIA 708 PIC 2018.06.21 MIKE FITZ POSTED 2018.06.22 12.07 ZOOM

708 Amelia June 21, 2018 by Mike Fitz

Adult Female

Year First Identified:  2003 as a 2.5 year-old independent subadult, 2001 year of birth

Offspring Of:  468 Reggie

Known Litters of Cubs:  3 (2008, 2015 & 2019)

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  ?




Identification:

2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook & 2014 Bears of Brooks River book:  This bear has a small, rotund body. She has a light brown coat, dark claws, and a straight and short muzzle that resembles 468 Reggie .

Her ears are perched high on her head. During the fall months, she often has longer and more reddish fur on her neck and shoulders.

2015 & 2016 Bears of Brooks River book:  This bear has a small, but rotund body. In June and July, she has a light brown coat. By the fall, her coat becomes uniformly brown, but she can have more reddish fur around neck in some years. 708’s ears are perched high on her head. She also has dark claws and a straight and short muzzle that resembles 468.

2017 & 2018 Bears of Brooks River book:  This bear has a small, but rotund body. In June and July, she has a light brown coat. By the fall, her coat becomes uniformly brown, but she can have more reddish fur around neck in some years. 708’s ears are perched high on her head. She also has dark claws and a straight and short muzzle that resembles 468, who is believed to be her mother.

Distinctive Behaviors:

2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook:  She is another female that appears to be habituated to the presence of people and the activity around camp, often passing directly through camp if not discouraged.

She can be seen fishing from the falls downstream to the lower river and often stands on her hind legs for prolonged periods to scan the river.  Recently, she has approached anglers in a manner that suggests she has obtained fish from them.

In 2008, she arrived in the Brooks River area with one spring cub (284). While caring for this cub during the fall months she fished the head of Brooks River, possibly to avoid other bears. This was a marked behavioral change from years past.

2014 Bears of Brooks River book:  Same as 2012 book above, except omits:  "Recently, she has approached anglers in a manner that suggests she has obtained fish from them."

2015 Bears of Brooks River book:  Several years ago, 708 was very well known by visitors and staff. When she was a subadult and young adult, she would often pass directly through camp if not discouraged, even when she was raising her first cub. More recently, however, she’s rarely seen moving through Brooks Camp.

This bear has been seen fishing nearly everywhere in the river— falls, cut bank, lower river, and even at Lake Brooks. She often stands on her hind legs for prolonged periods to scan the river, which is a behavior that her offspring, 284, also does.

She was nicknamed in her subadult years because of her propensity to disappear

2016 Bears of Brooks River book:  Same as 2015 edition above with this additional informaiton.:

She was not identified in 2015.

2017 Bears of Brooks River book:  Same as 2016 edition above with the following additional information:

In 2016, 708 returned to Brooks River with two large yearling cubs. She was most often seen fishing with her cubs along the cut bank and lower river, frequently standing on her hind legs while she fished. She was last seen in fall with both yearling cubs intact.

2018 Bears of Brooks River book:  Several years ago, #708 was very well known by visitors and staff. When she was a subadult and young adult, she would often pass directly through camp if not discouraged, even when she was raising her first cub. More recently, however, she’s rarely seen moving through Brooks Camp.

This bear has been seen fishing nearly everywhere in the river— falls, cut bank, lower river, and even at Lake Brooks. She often stands on her hind legs for prolonged periods to scan the river, which is a behavior that her offspring, #284, also does. #708 is believed to be the offspring of #468. She was nicknamed in her subadult years because of her propensity to disappear. She was not identified in 2015.

In 2016, #708 returned to Brooks River with two large yearling cubs. She was most often seen fishing with her cubs along the cut bank and lower river, frequently standing on her hind legs while she fished. She returned in 2017 with both cubs, then 2.5 year olds, and raised them through the fall.

Life History:

2001:  Spring Cub with 468 Reggie and her Littermate, Speculated

708 Amelia is believed to be one of two 2001 offspring of 468 Reggie .  If 708 is the 2001 offspring of 468 Reggie, then 708 Amelia would have been a spring cub in 2001.  708 would have spent the 2001 season with 468 Reggie and her littermate.  

2002:  Yearling with 468 Reggie and her Littermate, Speculated

708 Amelia is believed to be the 2001 offspring of 468 Reggie .  If 708 is the 2001 offspring of 468 Reggie then 708 would have been a yearling in 2002; remaining with 468 Reggie and her littermate.

October 2002:

Year Unknown:

Gif of 708 bouncing on a tree from 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook.  In 2015, 708 Amelia had a litter of 2 spring cubs, who were later believed to become 907 & 908.  JG shared a snapshot  of 907 and 908 , as 3.5 year-old independent subadults taken either August 11, 2018 or August 12, 2018 .  Notice their (907's & 908's) resemblance to 708 Amelia in the KNP&P gif of 708 Amelia bouncing on the tree.

2003:  2.5 Year-Old Independent Subadult, 1st Year Classified 

July 2003:

2004:  3.5 Year-Old Subadult

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2005:  4.5 Year-Old (Subadult or Young Adult?)

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2006:  5.5 Year-Old

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2007:  6.5 Year-Old Adult Female

708 Amelia must have mated in 2007 since she returned to the Brooks River with a spring cub in 2008.

June 2007:

2007.06.09:  Ranger Jeanne's photos (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 708 Amelia napping on the beach of Naknek Lake.  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 708 Amelia chewing on a rope.  Ranger Jeanne's photo of Ranger Roy keeping an eye on 708 Amelia who is trying to appear innocent.  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 708 Amelia heading out of camp.

September 2007:

2008:  7.5 Year-Old Adult Female w/ 1 Spring Cub, 1st Known Litter, 284 "Electra", Speculated

In 2008, 708 Amelia arrived in the Brooks River area with 1 spring cub' her 1st known litter.  

2008 Season:

2008.??.??:  Could this be 708 Amelia with her spring cub (284 "Electra") during the 2008 season in this video by tylerbp6 published September 13, 2008?

Bear and Cub at Brooks Falls Alaska September 2008 by Tylerbp6-0

Bear and Cub at Brooks Falls Alaska September 2008 by Tylerbp6-0

July 2008:

2008.07.26:  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 708 Amelia with her spring cub (284 "Electra") from the 708 Amelia KNP&P flickr gallery .

2008.07.27-07.29:  Jim Chagares photographed 708 with her spring cub 284 from 7/27-7/28/2008, photo #'s 10, 32-51, 53-60 and 64-72. Mike Fitz confirmed the identification from photos on a now inactive Flickr site . They can now be seen on Jim Chagare's website .

2009:  8.5 Year-Old Adult Female w/ 1 Yearling, 284 "Electra", Speculated

June 2009:

2009.06.29:  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 708 Amelia and her yearling (284 "Electra").

708 Amelia and her yearling (284) can be seen in this video by foreseit.  708 can be heard jaw popping and huffing in response to the bears that are across the river.:

Katmai National Park Bear Jam on June 29, 2009 video by foreseit-1

Katmai National Park Bear Jam on June 29, 2009 video by foreseit-1

Cam viewer and BWA President, Michael's June 29, 2009 photo of 708 Amelia with yearling 284.

2010:  9.5 Year-Old Adult Female with One 2.5 Year-Old Cub, 284 "Electra", Speculated

July 2010:

2010.07.??:  708 Amelia and 284 "Electra" can be seen playing in the beginning of this video by cam viewer and park visitor GrizBear44.  This is the last year that 708 and 284 spent together as a family group.:
Brown Bears - Alaska - 2010 (not 2011) by GrizBear44

Brown Bears - Alaska - 2010 (not 2011) by GrizBear44

2010.07.17:  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 708 Amelia with her 2.5 year-old cub (284 "Electra") on Spit Road.

September 2010:

2011:  10.5 Year-Old Single Adult Female

June 2011:

2011.06.09:  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 708 Amelia standing near the floating bridge.

2012:  11.5 Year-Old Single Adult Female

708 was included in the 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook:

September 2012:

2013:  12.5 Year-Old Single Adult Female

August 2013:

2013.08.23:  Ranger Mike shared this August 23, 2013 photo of 708 Amelia in his August 29, 2013 15:49 comment :

2014:  13.5 Year-Old Single Adult Female

708 was included in the 2014 Bears of Brooks River book on page 43.:

Late June 2014 - Early July 2014:

2014.06.29 - 2014.07.05:  708 Amelia was observed being courted by 856 the week prior to July 12, 2014.:

An NPS photo by Ranger Michael Fitz appears in the July 15, 2014 Katmai Terrane blog: Being Dominant .  Ranger Jeanne commented on July 12, 2014 that 856 was courting 708 Amelia last week (which would have been between June 29, 2014 and July 5, 2014).:

July 2014:

2014.07.12:  Ranger Jeanne captured these two photos (#1 & #2 ) of 634 Popeye mating with 708 Amelia on July 12, 2014.  Ranger Jeanne captured these photos (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 708 Amelia on July 12, 2014.

JB Grace's video of 708 Amelia mating with 634 Popeye.:

Popeye bear and Amelia bear mating 07-12-14 by JB Grace

Popeye bear and Amelia bear mating 07-12-14 by JB Grace

2014.07.14:  708 was observed mating with 856.  There was a video by Hermosa Paul on youTube, but youTube deleted it beacuse the words bear porn appeared in the title of the video. Mike Fitz did confirm the identification of the two bears in the video prior to it being deleted .

2014.07.17:  128 Grazer and 708 Amelia have words in the beginning of the video by JB Grace.:

Beary Ornery Bears July 17, 2014 by JB Grace

Beary Ornery Bears July 17, 2014 by JB Grace

September 2014:

2015:  14.5 Year-Old Adult Female w/ At Least 2 Spring Cubs, 2nd Known Litter, 907 & 908 , Speculated

708 Amelia was included in the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book on page 44.:

2015 Season:

708 Amelia was not observed during official 2015 season bear monitoring session.  However, 708 Amelia did return to the Brooks River with 2 yearlings in 2016, so 708 must have had at least 2 spring cubs in 2015.  708 Amelia must have chosen to raise her spring cubs elsewhere in 2015.

October 2015:

2015.10.18 Approximately 19:40 AKDT:  708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs video by Mickey Williams.:

7 40 pm AKDT Mom fishing at Falls 10 18 2015 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams 708 Amelia with 2 spring cubs?

7 40 pm AKDT Mom fishing at Falls 10 18 2015 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams 708 Amelia with 2 spring cubs?

2015.10.19 Approximately 10:00 AKDT:  708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs video by Mickey Williams.:

10 00 am AKDT moms and cubs by Falls Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams 708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs?

10 00 am AKDT moms and cubs by Falls Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams 708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs?

2015.10.22:  708 Amelia with 2 spring cubs (907 & 908) video by Mickey Williams.:

4 32pm Mom & 2 cubs at the Falls 10 22 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

4 32pm Mom & 2 cubs at the Falls 10 22 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams

708 Amelia with 2 spring cubs (907 & 908) video #2 by Mickey Williams.:

Mom & 2 cubs at falls 2 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia (w 907 & 908) by Mickey Williams

Mom & 2 cubs at falls 2 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia (w 907 & 908) by Mickey Williams

708 Amelia with 2 spring cubs (907 & 908) video #3 by Mickey Williams.:
Mom & 2 cubs at falls part 3 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia (w 907 & 908) by Mickey Williams

Mom & 2 cubs at falls part 3 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia (w 907 & 908) by Mickey Williams

2016:  15.5 Year-Old Adult Female w/ 2 Yearlings, 907 & 908 , Speculated

708 Amelia was included in the 2016 Bears of Brooks River book on page 53.:

June 2016:

2016.06.29:  Mike Fitz' photo of 708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings.  

July 2016:

2016.07.01:  Mike Fitz photo of 708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings.

This July 1, 2016 video by Ratna shows 284 "Electra: and her two spring cubs on the spit near the overturned boat in the beginning (284 is believed to be 708 Amelia's offspring) and then at approximately 4:11 into the video, 708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings can be seen near the grassy point.:

There are 2 sets of moms and cubs on this video, one hazy, one clear

There are 2 sets of moms and cubs on this video, one hazy, one clear.Please identify July 1, 2016 by Ratna 284 with 2 spring cubs & 708 with 2 yearlings

708 Amelia and her two yearlings video by Ratna:

Super alert mama bear and cubs July 1, 2016 by Ratna 708 with 2 yearlings

Super alert mama bear and cubs July 1, 2016 by Ratna 708 with 2 yearlings

708 Amelia and her two yearlings video by Ratna:

Still more mama bear and cubs July 1, 2016 by Ratna 708 Amelia & 2 yearlings

Still more mama bear and cubs July 1, 2016 by Ratna 708 Amelia & 2 yearlings

708 Amelia and her two yearlings video by Ratna.:

Alert mama bear catches fish for cubs! July 1, 2016 by Ratna 708 with 2 yearlings

Alert mama bear catches fish for cubs! July 1, 2016 by Ratna 708 with 2 yearlings

708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

708 Amelia? with 2 yearlings 2016 07 01 Evening Part2 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

708 Amelia? with 2 yearlings 2016 07 01 Evening Part2 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Ratna.:

Cubs and mama and gulls diving July 1, 2016 by Ratna 708 Amelia w 2 yearlings

Cubs and mama and gulls diving July 1, 2016 by Ratna 708 Amelia w 2 yearlings

2016.07.02:  Mike Fitz photo of 708 Amelia and her 2 yealrings.

Ranger Jeanne's photos (#1 & #2 ) of 708 Amelia.  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 708 with her 2 yearlings.

2016.07.05:  708 Amelia and her two yearlings fishing at Brooks Falls video by Juergen.:

708 Amelia and 2 yearlings try to fish at BF 2016-5-7 by Juergen

708 Amelia and 2 yearlings try to fish at BF 2016-5-7 by Juergen

2016.07.06:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings and 273 with her yearling in the lower river area at approximately 15:00 AKDT video by Mickey Williams.:

3 00 pm 07 06 2016 mom 708 Amelia meets mom 273 with cubs Katmai by Mickey Williams

3 00 pm 07 06 2016 mom 708 Amelia meets mom 273 with cubs Katmai by Mickey Williams

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings at approximately 15:14 AKDT video by Mickey Williams.

3 14 pm 070616 708 Amelia and yearling cubs Katmai by Mickey Williams

3 14 pm 070616 708 Amelia and yearling cubs Katmai by Mickey Williams

Jen shared these July 6, 2016 snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 & #5 ) of 708 Amelia and her two yearlings.:

2016.07.07:  708 Amelia and her two yearlings video by Victoria White.:

708 Amelia & yearlings 2016 07 07 by Victoria White

708 Amelia & yearlings 2016 07 07 by Victoria White

2016.07.09:  708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings on the spit video by Ratna.:

Amelia and 2 cubs on spit July 9, 2016 by Ratna-0

Amelia and 2 cubs on spit July 9, 2016 by Ratna-0

708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings coming from spit road area to grassy point then on to the up river side of the floating bridge video by Ratna.:

Gorgeous video of Amelia and cubs July 9, 2016 by Ratna

Gorgeous video of Amelia and cubs July 9, 2016 by Ratna

2016.07.15:  Juergen's early morning gifs of 708 Amelia and her two yearlings.:  Gif #1 & Gif #2

Video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

Amelia 708 & 2 Yearlings spit road 2016-07-15 Early morning by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Amelia 708 & 2 Yearlings spit road 2016-07-15 Early morning by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2016.07.22:  Erum Chad (aka Erie)'s evening video of 708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings.:

Amelia 708 & 2 Yearlings road 2016-07-22 evening by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Amelia 708 & 2 Yearlings road 2016-07-22 evening by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

At approximately 19:11 AKDT 708 Amelia and her two yearlings video by Mickey Williams.:

7 11 pm 072216 708 Amelia and cubs Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

7 11 pm 072216 708 Amelia and cubs Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

2016.07.25:  Erum Chad's (aka Erie) evening video of 708 Amelia and her two yearlings.:

Amelia 708 & 2 Yearlings road 2016-07-25 evening by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Amelia 708 & 2 Yearlings road 2016-07-25 evening by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2016.07.26:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Melissa Freels.:

Amelia and Cubs July 26, 2016 by Melissa Freels

Amelia and Cubs July 26, 2016 by Melissa Freels

2016.07.28:  Juanita Roper's video of 708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings:

Mom and cubbies July 28, 2016 by Juanita Roper 708 Amelia & 2 yearlings

Mom and cubbies July 28, 2016 by Juanita Roper 708 Amelia & 2 yearlings

August 2016:

2016.08.02:  708 Amelia with her two yearlings video by Stmango.:

Sow with 2 yearlilngs (708 Amelia?) 2016 08 02 13 05 16 584 by Stmango

Sow with 2 yearlilngs (708 Amelia?) 2016 08 02 13 05 16 584 by Stmango

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings and 273 with her yearling video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

708 Amelia with 2 yearlings - 273 & Velcro 2016-08-02 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

708 Amelia with 2 yearlings - 273 & Velcro 2016-08-02 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2016.08.04:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Juergen.:

2016 08 04 guess 708 Amelia and her yearlings at LR by Juergen

2016 08 04 guess 708 Amelia and her yearlings at LR by Juergen

2016.08.21 or prior:  Kara Stenberg captured this photograph of 708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings on August 21, 2016 or prior, shared via Brooks Lodge's August 21, 2016 07:16 Facebook post .:

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

2016.08.31:  Could this be 708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Melissa Freels.:

Dark Sow (708 Amelia?) and Light Cubs, August 31, 2016 by Melissa Freels

Dark Sow (708 Amelia?) and Light Cubs, August 31, 2016 by Melissa Freels

September 2016:

2016.09.01:  At approximately 14:04 AKDT 708 Amelia and her two yearlings video by Mickey Williams.:
2 04 pm 090116 708 and 2 yearlings Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

2 04 pm 090116 708 and 2 yearlings Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

At approximately 14:25 AKDT 708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings video by Mickey Williams.:

2 25 pm 090116 708 and 2 yearling cubs part 2 Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

2 25 pm 090116 708 and 2 yearling cubs part 2 Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

Brenda D captured this video of 708 and her 2 yearlings:

09.01

09.01.2016 - Mama and Yearlings on Lower River by Brenda D (708 with 2 yearlings)

2016.09.02:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Brenda D.:

09.02

09.02.2016 - 708 Amelia and Cubs - Late Night Edition by Brenda D

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Melissa Freels.:

708 Amelia and Yearlings, September 2, 2016 by Melissa Freels

708 Amelia and Yearlings, September 2, 2016 by Melissa Freels

2016.09.14:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Ratna.:

Mom and cubs? is this Amelia? Sept 14, 2016 by Ratna

Mom and cubs? is this Amelia? Sept 14, 2016 by Ratna

2016.09.16:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Ratna.:

Amelia 708 and her cubs Sept 16, 2016 by Ratna

Amelia 708 and her cubs Sept 16, 2016 by Ratna

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Cheryl B.:

2016 09 16 00 28 22 Amelia 708 & cubs by Cheryl B

2016 09 16 00 28 22 Amelia 708 & cubs by Cheryl B

2016.09.19:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings at the falls video by JoniTNC.:

Who is this at the Fish Ladder? 9-19-2016 9 00 AM Alaska by JoniT 708 Amelia & yearlings

Who is this at the Fish Ladder? 9-19-2016 9 00 AM Alaska by JoniT 708 Amelia & yearlings

October 2016:

2016.10.16:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Cheryl B.:

2016 10 16 14 57 21 Below the falls by Cheryl B

2016 10 16 14 57 21 Below the falls by Cheryl B

708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings at Brooks Falls video by Melissa Freels.:

708 and Cubs at BF, October 16, 2016 by Melissa Freels

708 and Cubs at BF, October 16, 2016 by Melissa Freels

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings Part 1 video by Ratna.:

Gorgeous video 708 and cubs P1 Oct 16, 2016 by Ratna

Gorgeous video 708 and cubs P1 Oct 16, 2016 by Ratna

Part 2 video by Ratna.:

708 sitting pretty of a rock P2 Oct 16, 2016 by Ratna

708 sitting pretty of a rock P2 Oct 16, 2016 by Ratna

Part 3 video  by Ratna:

708 and cubs P3 Oct 16, 2016 by Ratna

708 and cubs P3 Oct 16, 2016 by Ratna

Martina's gif of 708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings.

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings meet up with 402 with her 2 yearlings and 719 (435's biological 2.5 year-old subadult) video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).  Steve says you may want to lower the volume a bit for this one!.:

708 and 402 Meet at the Brooks Falls 10-16-2016 by Flyer 7474-1

708 and 402 Meet at the Brooks Falls 10-16-2016 by Flyer 7474-1

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings meet up with 402 with her 2 yearlings and 719 (435's biological 2.5 year-old subadult). video by Cheryl B.  Turn your sound up for this interaction between the family groups.:

2016 10 16 17 52 31 Amelia 708 & cubs meeting 402 & cubs 719 by Cheryl B

2016 10 16 17 52 31 Amelia 708 & cubs meeting 402 & cubs 719 by Cheryl B

Melissa Freels video of the meet-up between 708 with her 2 yearlings, 402 with her 2 yearlings, and 719.  This also has sound.:

708 and Cubs Meet 402's Fam 719, October 16, 2016 by Melissa Freels

708 and Cubs Meet 402's Fam 719, October 16, 2016 by Melissa Freels

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Ratna.:

Mom and cubs at the falls island Oct 16, 2016 by Ratna 708 with 2 yearlings

Mom and cubs at the falls island Oct 16, 2016 by Ratna 708 with 2 yearlings

2016.10.17:  Martina's gif of 708 Amelia pouncing into the river for a fish.

708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Ratna.:

Amelia and her cubs October 17, 2016 by Ratna

Amelia and her cubs October 17, 2016 by Ratna

708 Amelia video by Ratna:

708 sitting pretty of a rock P2 10 17 2016 by Ratna

708 sitting pretty of a rock P2 10 17 2016 by Ratna

Shanta's gif of 708 Amelia:

2016.10.19:  284 "Electra" with her 2 spring cubs and 708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

Bear 284 with 2 coys 708 with 2 yearlings Brooks falls katmai 2016 10 19 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 284 with 2 coys 708 with 2 yearlings Brooks falls katmai 2016 10 19 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2017:  16.5 Year-Old Adult Female w/ Two 2.5 Year-Old Cubs, 907 & 908 , Speculated

708 Amelia was included in the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book on page 58.:

2017 Season:

708 Amelia kept her two 2.5 year-old cubs with her for the 2017 season.  708 Amelia kept 284 "Electra", 708's only other known litter, into her 3rd season also.  

Xander-Sage shared these 2017 season snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 , #14 & #15 ) of the 708 family group.  Xander-Sage also shared these 2017 season snapshots (#16 , #17 , #18 , #19 , #20 , #21 & #22 ) of the 708 family group.  Keli shared this 2017 snapshot of 708 Amelia with one of her two 2.5 year-old cubs.  Keli shared this 2017 season snapshot of 708 Amelia with both of her 2.5 year-old cubs.:

June 2017:

2017.06.05 or Prior:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs were observed at Brooks Camp on June 5, 2017 or prior perRanger David Kopshever's Brown Bear Update Explore blog .  NPS photo by Ranger Tammy Carmack.

2017.06.16 or Prior:  708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs photo by Kara Stenberg via Brooks Lodge's June 16, 2017 Facebook post .  708 Amelia's two 2.5 year-old cubs photo by Kara Stenberg via Brooks Lodge's June 16, 2017 Facebook post .:

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

2017.06.18 or Prior:  708 Amelia photo by Kara Stenberg via Brooks Lodge's June 18, 2017 Facebook post .:

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

2017.06.23:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Arlene Beech.:

Amelia 708 and her cubs at Brooks Falls. Katmai Bears

Amelia 708 and her cubs at Brooks Falls. Katmai Bears. 23 June 2017 by Arlene Beech

708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs at approximately 06:00 AKDT on June 23, 2017 video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).:

708 and family at Brooks Falls June 23, 2017 approx 06 00 AKDT video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708 and family at Brooks Falls June 23, 2017 approx 06 00 AKDT video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

2017.06.27 or 2017.06.28:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs strolling through camp video by Leslie Seal.:

Amelia strolling with cubs June 2017 by Leslie Seal

Amelia strolling with cubs June 2017 by Leslie Seal

July 2017:

2017.07.??:  Cam viewer and park visitor, NutsBoutBears shared these July 2017 photos of 708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs.:  708 Amelia only (5/5/2019 comment , photo only link ), 708 Amelia with 1 of 2 cubs (5/5/2019 comment , photo only link ), and 708 Amelia only - rear view (5/5/2019 comment , photo only link ).

2017.07.01:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Ratna.:

Amelia and her JUMBO cubs on LR 7 1 2017 by Ratna

Amelia and her JUMBO cubs on LR 7 1 2017 by Ratna

708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs at approximately 23:20 AKDT video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).:
708 and 2 2 and a half year olds July 1, 2017 approx 23 20 AKDT by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708 and 2 2 and a half year olds July 1, 2017 approx 23 20 AKDT by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)


2017.07.??:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Mocha.:

Bear 708 2 Katmai National Park July 2017 by Mocha

Bear 708 2 Katmai National Park July 2017 by Mocha

2017.07.01:  Posting Real shared this snapshot of 708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs.:

2017.07.05:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Ratna.:

Amelia and Jumbo cubs P2 7 5 2017 by Ratna

Amelia and Jumbo cubs P2 7 5 2017 by Ratna

2017.07.08:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs can be seen playing in the lower river area in this video by Brenda D.

07.08.2017 - 708 Amelia and two 2

07.08.2017 - 708 Amelia and two 2.5 year olds and a LOG by Brenda D

2017.07.11:  One of 708 Amelia's 2.5 year-old cubs makes an attempt to fish the lip of Brooks Falls in this video by Pitchey.:

Brown Bear Fishing July 11, 2017 by Pitchey 708 Amelia's 2

Brown Bear Fishing July 11, 2017 by Pitchey 708 Amelia's 2.5 year-old cub tries to fish the lip of Brooks Falls

2017.07.18 or Prior:  708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs on the cutbank photo by Kara Stenberg via the July 18, 2017 Brooks Lodge Facebook post .:

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

2017.07.23:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this photograph , her absolute favorite photograph of 708, during her 2017 trip to Brooks Camp (p 02/09/2020 06:46 ).:

Please request Bonnie Hankins' (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!

2017.07.27:  708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs fishing the riffles video by Brenda D.:

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07.27.2017 - 708 Amelia Sure is a Beauty by Brenda D

2017.07.30:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs [http:// https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFPxEkZ26w video] by Brenda D.:

07.30

07.30.2017 - 708 and Cubs at Falls by Brenda D

August 2017:

2017.08.22:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs at the falls video by Brenda D.:

08.22

08.22.2017 - 708 Amelia and Cubs at the Falls by Brenda D

2017.08.23:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs crossing the river video by Brenda D.:

08.23

08.23.2017 - 708 and Cubs Crossing the River by Brenda D

2017.08.26:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs waiting to get into the jacuzzi video by Brenda D.:

08.26

08.26.2017 - 708 and Cubs Wanting to Get in the Jacuzzi by Brenda D

2017.08.30:  708 Amelia searching for her misplaced 2.5 year-old cubs video by DTB:

Me When My Kids Don't Answer Their Phones or Texts August 30, 2017 by DTB 708 searches for misplaced cubs

Me When My Kids Don't Answer Their Phones or Texts August 30, 2017 by DTB 708 searches for misplaced cubs

708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs at the falls [http:// https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9pe41W4BBQ video] by Brenda D.:

08.30

08.30.2017 - 708 Amelia And Cubs At The Falls by Brenda D

September 2017:

2017.09.??:  708 Amelia's cubs try to steal fish from 804 or 806 the Little Lip Fisher in this Explore highlights video published September 26, 2017.  At approximately 1:17 into the video, one of 708's cubs washes over the lip of Brooks Falls.
Amelia and Cubs Try To Steal Fish - Katmai National Park - Live Cam Highlight by Explore

Amelia and Cubs Try To Steal Fish - Katmai National Park - Live Cam Highlight by Explore

2017.09.??:  Lesleezee shared this September 2017 photo of 708 Amelia near the Brooks Falls wildlife viewing platform.  Lesleezee said 708 had come to the falls with her two ginormous 2.5 year-old cubs.

2017.09.??:  Melissa Freels shared these September 2017 photos of 708 Amelia (top photo) and 284 "Electra"   (bottom photo) from her trip to Brooks Camp.  Melissa also shared this photo of 708 taken the same day as the one above.  Melissa also shared these two photos (#1 & #2 ) of 708 Amelia.  Melissa shared this photo of 708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs after crossing the river above the falls; pictured here on the bear trail on the hillside opposite the platform.

2017.09.01:  Showdown at the jacuzzi with 503 Cubadult, 719, and 708 with her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Brenda D.:

09.01

09.01.2017 - Showdown at the Jacuzzi with 503, 719, 708 and Cubs by Brenda D

2017.09.02:  At approximately 16:56 AKDT 719 is chased once again for her salmon by 708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).:

719 Chased Again for Her Salmon 2017 09 02 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

719 Chased Again for Her Salmon 2017 09 02 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

503 comes to the rescue of 719 when 708 and her two 2.5 year-old cubs gang up on 719 video by Ratna.:

503 to the rescue. the sweetest video

503 to the rescue. the sweetest video. 708 and cubs gang up on 719 9 2 2017 by Ratna

708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs stealing fish from 719 video by Ratna.:
Fat Bully 708 Looter bears in action stealing fish from 719 9 2 2017 by Ratna

Fat Bully 708 Looter bears in action stealing fish from 719 9 2 2017 by Ratna


2017.09.03:  708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs near the riffles cam video by Ratna.:

Looter bears at the Riffles September 3, 2017 by Ratna

Looter bears at the Riffles September 3, 2017 by Ratna

708's cub tries to steal fish from 719 video by Patricia65.:

2017 09 03 Someone trying to steal from 719 Princess by Patricia65 (708's cub)

2017 09 03 Someone trying to steal from 719 Princess by Patricia65 (708's cub)

At approximately 14:30 AKDT 708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-olds go after 503 who has a salmon, but 708 and her clan get chased by 747 video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).:

708 Chases 503 and 747 Chases 708 2017 09 03 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708 Chases 503 and 747 Chases 708 2017 09 03 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

2017.09.07:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs at the falls video by Brenda D.:

09.07

09.07.2017 - 708 Amelia and Cubs at the Falls by Brenda D

2017.09.08:  708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs photo by Melissa Freels.

2017.09.15:  708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year old cubs flickr video by Lee (aka RiverPA).


2017.09.16:  708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs photo by Lee (aka RiverPA).


2017.09.24:  One of 708 Amelia's two 2.5 year-old cubs is swept over the falls on September 24, 2017 during a pirating attempt with a subadult bears.  Video by Ratna is in slow motion.:

Drama! looter bear cub gets swept over falls after taking 402 mini subs fish 9 24 2017 by Ratna-0

Drama! looter bear cub gets swept over falls after taking 402 mini subs fish 9 24 2017 by Ratna-0

Explore Bears and Bison published video of this same event on 9/26/2017. The subadult who is being pirated from is believed to be 806.

Amelia and Cubs Try To Steal Fish - Katmai National Park - Live Cam Highlight, video by Explore Bears and Bison

Amelia and Cubs Try To Steal Fish - Katmai National Park - Live Cam Highlight, video by Explore Bears and Bison

October 2017:

2017.10.??:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs and 284 and her two yearlings can be seen in this October 2017 slideshow video by GreenRiver.:

Winter Comes to Katmai October 2017 by GreenRiver

Winter Comes to Katmai October 2017 by GreenRiver

2017.10.??:  GreenRiver captured these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) of 708 Amelia in October 2017 (p 02/09/2020 08:06 ).  GreenRiver captured this snapshot of 708 Amelia (near) with 284 "Electra" (far) in October 2017 (p 02/09/2020 08:11 ).: 2017.10.02:  708 dives to catch a salmon and comes up with one as her two 2.5 year-old cubss swarm her for her catch at approximately 17:34 AKDT video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).:
708 Dives to Catch a Salmon 2017 10 02 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708 Dives to Catch a Salmon 2017 10 02 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

2017.10.05:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Melissa Freels.:

Stealing from Mom; 708's Cubs, October 5, 2017 by Melissa Freels

Stealing from Mom; 708's Cubs, October 5, 2017 by Melissa Freels

2017.10.21:  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Melissa Freels.:
708 and Cubs, October 21, 2017 by Melissa Freels

708 and Cubs, October 21, 2017 by Melissa Freels

2017.10.22:  708 close-up video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).:

708 Amelia Up Close 2017 10 22 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708 Amelia Up Close 2017 10 22 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708 Amelia on Backpack's rock video by Ratna.  There are some good close-up views of 708's claws in this video.  708 also stands on her hind legs on top of the rock.:
Beautiful Amelia 10 22 2017 by Ratna

Beautiful Amelia 10 22 2017 by Ratna

Ratna shared these October 22, 2017 snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 & #14 ) of 708 Amelia.  Goof_n shared this snashot of 708 Amelia with her two cubs (p 02/09/2020 08:42 ).:

708 Amelia searches for her 2.5 year-old cubs video by Melissa Freels.:

708 Searches for Cubs, October 22, 2017 by Melissa Freels

708 Searches for Cubs, October 22, 2017 by Melissa Freels

KCanada shared these snapshots of 708 Amelia searching for her cubs and then snapshots (#2 , #3 & #4 ) of the family group after they were reunited.  KCanada commented that:  "Amelia seemed pretty anxious; I think that 856s presence might have been a factor.":

708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Ratna.:

Amelia and looters in the snow P2 10 22 2017 by Ratna

Amelia and looters in the snow P2 10 22 2017 by Ratna

Explore's October 22, 2017 highlight video "Bear 284 with cubs".  708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs leave when 284 "Electra" and her two yearlings show up. 284 "Electra" is believed to be the daughter of 708 Amelia.

Mom Bear And Cubs Crash The Party - Brown Bears Live Cam Highlight 10 22 17 Explore highlight video-0

Mom Bear And Cubs Crash The Party - Brown Bears Live Cam Highlight 10 22 17 Explore highlight video-0

708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs at Backpack's rock and 284 "Electra" with her two yearlings at the island video by Ratna.:

Amelia on her rock, Electra and cubs on island 10 22 2017 by Ratna

Amelia on her rock, Electra and cubs on island 10 22 2017 by Ratna

708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs eating salmon in the snow video by Birgitt.:

Bear 708 with Cubs 907 & 908 Make a Mess of a Salmon in the Snow 2017-10-22 by Birgitt

Bear 708 with Cubs 907 & 908 Make a Mess of a Salmon in the Snow 2017-10-22 by Birgitt

Birgitt's October 22, 2017 video of 708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs (907 & 908) near the riffles.:

708 with 907 & 908 Bloodbath in the Snow 2017-10-22 15-56-36-547 by Birgitt

708 with 907 & 908 Bloodbath in the Snow 2017-10-22 15-56-36-547 by Birgitt

2017.10.22 not 2017.10.23:  Erum Chad (aka Erie)'s video that shows 284 "Electra" and her two cubs at 1:42 and then 708 and her two 2.5 year-old cubs at 2:47.:  (See 10/22/2017 published date)

Bear 284 with cubs tail gated by 708 and cubs Brooks falls katmai 2017 10 23 00 07 59 769 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 284 with cubs tail gated by 708 and cubs Brooks falls katmai 2017 10 23 00 07 59 769 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Jen shared these October 22, 2017 snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 & #6 ) of 708 Amelia.  Jen shared these October 22, 2017 snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) of 708 Amelia's two 2.5 year-old cubs.:

2017.10.24:  856 arrives and frightens 708 Amelia video by Melissa Freels.:

856 Arrives, Frightens 708, October 24, 2017 by Melissa Freels

856 Arrives, Frightens 708, October 24, 2017 by Melissa Freels

2017.10.26:  708 Amelia snapshots (#1 & #2 ) by KCanada ::

708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs from the Riffles cam video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).:

708 Amelia 2017 10 26 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708 Amelia 2017 10 26 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

2017.10.27:  708 and her two 2.5 year-old cubs can be seen beginning at approximately 48:22 into this video by Explore Recorder.:

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 10-27-2017 16 00 11 - 16 59 58 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 10-27-2017 16 00 11 - 16 59 58 Explore Recorder

CamOp Scout was on the live cam controls when 708 and her two 2.5 year old cubs were seen on the BF and Riffles cams on October 27, 2017.  Cam Op Scount shared the following snapshots taken from the cam controls during her shift.:  #1 :  708 Amelia standing on a rock , #2 :  708 with both cubs , #3 708's lighter cub with a salmon and a magpie : photo 1 & photo 2 , #4 :  708's two cubs , 708 with both cubs , 708 and 1 of the 2 cubs .

708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs watch a subadult video by Melissa Freels.  Melissa's video begins earlier than Brenda D's video below.  Both videos end at approximately the same time.:

708 and Cubs Watch Subadult, October 27, 2017 by Melissa Freels

708 and Cubs Watch Subadult, October 27, 2017 by Melissa Freels

708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs below the Brooks Falls wildlife viewing platform video by Brenda D.  Brenda's video begins after Melissa's video above; both videos end at approximately the same time.:

10.27

10.27.2017 - 708 and Cubs Under the Platform by Brenda D

708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs from the rock, to the fish ladder, and then to the island video by Brenda D.:

10.27

10.27.2017 - 708 And Cubs At The Rock, To The Fish Ladder, To The Island by Brenda D

Brenda D's video of 708 Amelia and her two 2.5 year-old cubs by the platform, fish ladder, and then back to the rock.  908 can be seen urinating at the 3:20 mark, she is a female.:

10.27

10.27.2017 - 708 and Cubs by Platform, Fish Ladder and Back to the Rock (908 is a female evidence at 3 20 mark)

708 Amelia on Backpack's rock and 503 Cubadult passes through video by Brenda D.:

10.27

10.27.2017 - 708 and Cubs at Backpack's Rock, 503 Walks Through by Brenda D

2018:  17.5 Year-Old Single Adult Female

708 Amelia was included in the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book on page 59.:

2018 Season:

708 Amelia was first observed as a single adult female in 2018.  She is believed to have successfully emancipated both of her now 3.5 year-old offspring from her 2015 litter.  Those offspring, now idependent subadults are believed to be male 907 and female 908 .  

Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of 708 Amelia from 2018 season observations.

708 Amelia 2018 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

708 Amelia 2018 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

JG shared these 2018 season snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 , #14 & #15 ) of 708 Amelia taken between June 24, 2018 and October 9, 2018.:

June 2018:

2018.06.??:  Lesleezee shared this photo of 708 Amelia and 151 Walker by the walkway near the tree house in June 2018 at Brooks falls. 151 came up to the falls with 719 and left with 708!

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

2018.06.??:  Park visitor and cam viewer, Melissa Freels shared these June 2016 photos of 708 Amelia:  #1 708 Amelia following 151 Walker on Valley Road , #2 151 Walker following 708 Amelia on Valley Road & #3 708 Amelia .:

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

2018.06.??:  Melissa Freels also captured these photographs (#1 & #2 ) of 708 Amelia in June 2018 (p 02/09/2020 19:17 ).:

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

2018.06.??:  708 Amelia and 503 Cubadult were observed courting and mating in June 2018 by Melissa Feels (p 02/09/2020 19:17 ).  Melissa shared this photograph of the couple on the spit.:

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

2018.06.21:  708 Amelia was observed at Brooks Falls without her 2017 cubs per Mike Fitz' June 22, 2018 12:07 comment .:

"...One of Brooks River's more well known females, 708 Amelia made an appearance yesterday at Brooks Falls. She had 2.5 year-old cubs last year, but was single when she visited the river yesterday.

708 also had some small fresh wounds on, and lots of hair missing from, the back of her neck. This is likely a sign that she had mated recently. June is the peak of the bears' mating season so be on the lookout for courting behavior all along the river. This blog post explains what to look for:  Brooks River Bear Mating Season , by Mike Fitz on June 6, 2018 Explore Blog."



2018.06.24:  708 Amelia with 503 Cubadult in the lower river area video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

Bear 503 & 708 Amelia Brooks Falls RW cam Katmai 2018 06 24 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

Bear 503 & 708 Amelia Brooks Falls RW cam Katmai 2018 06 24 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

708 Amelia and 503 Cubadult at the falls video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:
Bear 503 is back Amelia 708 short visit to Brooks falls 2018 06 24 Katmai by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 503 is back Amelia 708 short visit to Brooks falls 2018 06 24 Katmai by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Truman Everts shared this 6/24/2018 photo of 708 Amelia on 4/21/2020. Truman Everts shared this June 24, 2018 photo of 708 Amelia on 5/28/2020 . Truman Everts shared this 6/24/2018 photo of 708 Amelia on 5/4/2020.

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

2018.06.27:  Bookmom shared this snapshot of 708 Amelia (p 02/09/2020 06:09 ).:

2018.06.28:  On the morning of June 28, 2018, 151 Walker and 708 Amelia were observed on the lower river...courting?... attempted mating?

Cam viewer, Olddude captured these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 151 Walker with 708 Amelia.  Cam viewer, Caroline captured this snapshot of 151 Walker and 708 Amelia.  Cam viewer Xander-Sage shared this gif of 708 courting with 151 Walker.  Bookmom shared this snapshot of 151 Walker and 708 Amelia (p 02/09/2020 06:09 ).:

151 Walker with  708 Amelia video by Brenda D.  Ranger Russ ID the female bear as 409 Beadnose but later stated in the comments that this is indeed 708 Amelia.:
06.28

06.28.2018 - 151 Walker and 708 Amelia Cuddle on the Lower River by Brenda D-0

151 Walker with 708 Amelia video by Cruiser:
How deep is your love 151&708 6-28-18 by Cruiser-1

How deep is your love 151&708 6-28-18 by Cruiser-1

Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)'s video of 708 with 151 Walker.  
708-151 by the Lower Brooks River June 28, 2018 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708-151 by the Lower Brooks River June 28, 2018 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708 Amelia continues to rest by the Lower Brooks River after 151 Walker leaves, video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).:

708 Amelia by the Lower Brooks River June 28, 2018 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

708 Amelia by the Lower Brooks River June 28, 2018 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

Bookmom shared this snapshot of 708 Amelia (p 02/09/2020 06:09 ).:

Volunteer-in-park, Stacey shared her 151 Walker & 708 Amelia story (p 02/09/2020 05:37 ).:

"Here is a 708 Amelia story (kind of):

It was late June 2018, my second day (I think) volunteering at Brooks Camp.

I was receiving an informal orientation before my actual volunteer service began, and I was with a group of people, including a ranger, standing at the Corner, on the Brooks Lodge side of the bridge.

KNPP had the floating bridge at that time, and the bridge was closed, because the two bears above -- 151 Walker and 708 Amelia -- were canoodling near the LR platform. Viewers on the LR platform were transfixed -- we could see lots of cameras pointed at the two lovebirds. But we couldn't see the encounter itself.

On our side of the bridge, we waited patiently for the bear jam to end, and gazed across the river, trying to catch a glimpse of the two adorable canoodlers.

Suddenly, just a few feet behind me, I heard a loud "huff." And at the same time, the ranger's radio crackled, "Corner!"

The ranger on the LR platform was radio-ing because they'd spotted a bear at the Corner -- just as the bear arrived and huffed loudly to announce its presence.

I looked over my shoulder, and there the bear was -- maybe 3-5 feet away from me and the human group.

This was my first real encounter with a bear, and the ranger we were with was excellent.

"Okay," he said calmly, "I want you all to move behind me."

We shuffled smoothly and quickly away from the bear and behind the ranger.

"And now we're going to move away from the bear," he said, and moved us 50 yards down the campground trail, away from Corner, and toward the lodge.

The bear followed, about 25 yards behind the group.

"So now we're going to step off the trail," the ranger said, calmly reminding us of the instructions we'd learned in bear orientation.

We moved off the trail, and the bear walked past.

"I know you all think this is a good time for cell phone pictures," the ranger said, "but it's really not."

The visitors smiled sheepishly and pocketed their phones.

I've always wondered who the bear was! Was it 708 Amelia, who may have swum across the river after her romantic encounter w/151 Walker? Or was it another bear, who either swam across the river or who came up through the trees between Corner and the Point?

I'll likely never know. But I've always been so impressed w/the ranger's calm, by-the-book handling of the situation, which I've tried to use as a model ever since.

And that's my story of 708 Amelia -- or really, the story of what was happening on the other side of the bridge at the same time that 708 and 151 were canoodling at LR."

15:16:  Ranger Russ Taylor's June 28, 2018 15:16 comment :  "Ranger Russ here, this morning I misidentified 708 as being 409. I had watched 409 so much earlier this summer that I started to see her everywhere. I looked at your photographs from this morning, and mine, and y’all were right, that was 708 with 151 this morning."  Ranger Russ also shared these 4 photographs of 151 Walker and 708 Amelia from this morning.  Photo #1 , #2 , #3 , & #4 .:

Lesleezee shared this June 28, 2018 close-up photo of 708 Amelia.  Lesleezee commented that she "loves her "freckles". 

2018.06.29:  708 luxuriates video by Casper Trout.:

708 luxuriates (from Brenda D) 2018 06 29 08 20 11 603 by Casper Trout

708 luxuriates (from Brenda D) 2018 06 29 08 20 11 603 by Casper Trout

June 2018 to July 2018:

2018.06.21 - 2018.07.09:  708 Amelia was courted by 480 Otis sometime between June 21, 2018 and July 9, 2018 :

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

July 2018:

2018.07.01:  Jen shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) she believed to possibly be 708 Amelia taken July 1, 2018.:

2018.07.03:  Bookmom shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 708 Amelia (p 02/09/2020 06:13 ).:

During a 7/3/2018 Play by Play with Mike Fitz and Ranger Andrew LaValle, 708 Amelia can be observed at 19:49 and 40:20. 708 is seen charging 806 (not 804) on the island at 22:39, video by Brenda D.

07.03

07.03.2018 - Mike Fitz and Ranger Andrew LaValle Play by Play, video by Brenda D

2018.07.04:  Jen shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) she believed to possibly be 708 Amelia taken July 4, 2018.:

2018.07.05:  Jen shared this snapshot of 708 Amelia.:

2018.07.06:  Jen shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 708 Amelia.:

Park visitor and cam watcher NWBearLove92 shared 7/6/2018 photos of 708 Amelia on 3/31/2020,, #1,  #2,  #3 and #4.

Please request NWBearLove92's permission prior to using any of their photographs!

2018.07.16:  Bookmom shared this snapshot of 708 Amelia (p 02/09/2020 06:18 ).:

September 2018:

2018.09.17:  708 Amelia runs past (or is this 284 "Electra" ??? )  909 & 910, and 910 comes out of the river:  Lower River West cam footage video by Birgitt.:

708 Runs Past 910 & 909 & 903 Come out of Water LR Cam View 2018-09-17 by Birgitt (Could this be 284? and not 708?)

708 Runs Past 910 & 909 & 903 Come out of Water LR Cam View 2018-09-17 by Birgitt (Could this be 284? and not 708?)

Lower River East cam footage video by Birgitt:

708 Runs Past 910 & 909 & 903 Come out of Water RW 2018-09-17 by Birgitt (Could this be 284? and not 708?)

708 Runs Past 910 & 909 & 903 Come out of Water RW 2018-09-17 by Birgitt (Could this be 284? and not 708?)

October 2018:

2018.10.06:  KCanada shared this snapshot of 708 Amelia.  On March 5, 2019 at 13:04 and at 13:10 , Mike Fitz commented about 708 Amelia during the 2018 season.  Scooch shared this snapshot of 708 sitting on "Backpack's rock":

708 Amelia on Backpack's rock video by mckate.  Getting back on that rock wasn't easy!:

6 Oct 2018 708 Amelia Returns to the Falls by mckate

6 Oct 2018 708 Amelia Returns to the Falls by mckate

2019:  18.5 Year-Old Adult Female with 2 Spring Cubs, 3rd Known Litter, Lighter Cub is Female

2019 Season:

2019.??.??:  Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this 2019 season video of 708 Amelia and her 2 spring cubs.:

Bear 708 Amelia and cubs 2019 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

Bear 708 Amelia and cubs 2019 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

Iceox captured 708 Amelia and her 2 spring cubs in three 2019 videos. In videos #1  and #2, 708 is seen with her 2 cubs on the lower river. In video #3, 708 Amelia's 2 cubs are playing when they lose track of 708 Amelia. You can see them run right past her at 0:30.

Video #1:

DSCN1225, 708 Amelia and 2 spring cubs, 2019 video by iceox

DSCN1225, 708 Amelia and 2 spring cubs, 2019 video by iceox.

Video #2:

DSCN1218, 708 Amelia and 2 spring cubs, 2019 video by iceox

DSCN1218, 708 Amelia and 2 spring cubs, 2019 video by iceox

Video #3:

Brooks Fall Bear Cubs, 708 Amelia's 2 spring cubs, 2019 video by iceox

Brooks Fall Bear Cubs, 708 Amelia's 2 spring cubs, 2019 video by iceox

July 2019:

2019.07.??:  This video by Kevin Forey appears to be from July, 2019. 708 and her 2 spring cubs are seen at 0:50 and 2:25.

Katmai National Park, Alaska, video by Kevin Forey-0

Katmai National Park, Alaska, video by Kevin Forey-0

2019.07.??:  Kara Stenberg captured this photograph of 708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs in July 2019 shared in Brooks Lodge's January 20, 2020 09:41 Facebook post .:

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

2019.07.09:  901 and her grandmother, 708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs, video by Birgitt.  This is an interesting comparison of grandmother and granddaughter. You can see that 3.5 yo 901 is relatively large compared to Amelia.:
708 Amelia & Granddaughter 901 on Spit 2019-07-17 23-55-55-532 by Birgitt-0

708 Amelia & Granddaughter 901 on Spit 2019-07-17 23-55-55-532 by Birgitt-0


2019.07.12:  708 returns to Brooks Camp with 2 spring cubs, her 3rd known litter.  Video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).:

Sow- 2 coys on the Lower Brooks River 2019 07 12 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

Sow- 2 coys on the Lower Brooks River 2019 07 12 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

A longer version of the above footage that includes 708 nursing her 2 spring cubs by Victoria White .:

Sow 708 & Coys ~ 2019 07 12 by Victoria White (includes 708 nursing her 2 spring cubs)

Sow 708 & Coys ~ 2019 07 12 by Victoria White (includes 708 nursing her 2 spring cubs)

Mckate captured this video of 708 Amelia and her 2 spring cubs standing where the old floating bridge used to cross the river and felt 708 may be disoriented by the new elevated bridge.:

12 Jul 2019 708 Amelia Disoriented by New Bridge by mckate

12 Jul 2019 708 Amelia Disoriented by New Bridge by mckate

708 and her 2 spring cubs arrive and parse the new bridge, 7/12/2019 video by Birgitt.

708 & coy Arrive & Parse Bridge Pt 3 2019-07-12 23-00-40-312, video by Birgitt

708 & coy Arrive & Parse Bridge Pt 3 2019-07-12 23-00-40-312, video by Birgitt

708 and her 2 spring cubs arrive and parse the new bridge (long version), 7/12/2019 video by Birgitt.

708 & coy Arrive & Parse Bridge Long Version 2019-07-12 09-18-27-587, video by Birgitt

708 & coy Arrive & Parse Bridge Long Version 2019-07-12 09-18-27-587, video by Birgitt

On July 13, 2019 at 11:10, Mike Fitz commented that he believed this sow is 708.  Mike was replying to deelynnd's comment that included these three snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 ).:

708 with her two spring cubs video by Birgitt.  This is after the family group made their way under the new elevated bridge.:

New Sow (Maybe 708?) on RW Cam 2019-07-12 23-20-46-732 by Birgitt

New Sow (Maybe 708?) on RW Cam 2019-07-12 23-20-46-732 by Birgitt

2019.07.15:  708 Amelia supervises squabbling siblings video by mckate.:

15 Jul 2019 708 Supervises Squabbling Sibs by mckate

15 Jul 2019 708 Supervises Squabbling Sibs by mckate

708 Amelia and 2 spring cubs on closed trail video by Lani H.:

708 Amelia and coy on the closed trail 7 15 2019 by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy on the closed trail 7 15 2019 by Lani H

708 Amelia & her 2 spring cubs video by Ratna (07/15/2016, not 07/16/2016, see published date):

Amelia 708 and coys 7 15 2019 P2 by Ratna

Amelia 708 and coys 7 15 2019 P2 by Ratna

2019.07.16:  708 Amelia plays with and feed cubs video by mckate.:

16 Jul 2019 708 Feeds and Plays with Cubs by mckate

16 Jul 2019 708 Feeds and Plays with Cubs by mckate

708 Amelia plays with her cubs video by mckate.:

16 Jul 2019 708 Plays with Her Cubs by mckate

16 Jul 2019 708 Plays with Her Cubs by mckate

708 Amelia rests with her cubs, 7/16/2019 video  by Victoria White.

708 Amelia and Coys ~ 2019 07 16, video by Victoria White

708 Amelia and Coys ~ 2019 07 16, video by Victoria White

2019.07.17:  708 and her spring cubs were seen along the spit on 7/17/2019, video by Lani H.

708 Amelia and coy on the spit 7 17 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy on the spit 7 17 2019, video by Lani H

On 7/17/2019 Birgitt captured 901 on the spit with 708 and her 2 spring cubs. 901 can be seen in the foreground at 0:18. 708 is believed to be the grandmother of 901, video by Birgitt.

708 Amelia & Granddaughter 901 on Spit 2019-07-17, video by Birgitt

708 Amelia & Granddaughter 901 on Spit 2019-07-17, video by Birgitt


2019.07.18:  708 Amelia and cubs play on the spit video by Lani H.:

708 Amelia and coy play on the spit 7 18 2019 by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy play on the spit 7 18 2019 by Lani H

2019.07.20:  708 Amelia and cubs on the spit video by Lani H.:

708 Amelia and coy on the spit 7 20 2019 by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy on the spit 7 20 2019 by Lani H

708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs video by Casper Pike:

708? Black and Brown COY on spit

708? Black and Brown COY on spit. 2019 07 20 11 32 55 942 by Casper Pike

2019.07.23:  The spit was a frequent place for 708 and her cubs to rest and fish early in the season, video  by Lani H, 7/23/2019.

708 Amelia and coy on the spit 7 23 2019, video by Lani H-0

708 Amelia and coy on the spit 7 23 2019, video by Lani H-0

2019.07.25:  Lani H captured 708 and her 2 spring cubs on the lower river, video  on 7/25/2019.

708 Amelia and coy 7 25 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy 7 25 2019, video by Lani H


2019.07.26:  708 Amelia and her two spring cubs on the spit video by Lani H.:

708 Amelia and her energizer cubs on the spit 7 26 2019 by mckate

708 Amelia and her energizer cubs on the spit 7 26 2019 by mckate

2019.07.27:  Wolf stalks 708 Amelia's cubs video by mckate.  708 Amelia quickly went back to fishing afterward, so the cubs must have been fine.:

27 Jul 2019 Wolf Stalks 708's Cubs by mckate

27 Jul 2019 Wolf Stalks 708's Cubs by mckate

Wolf chases 708 Amelia and cubs video by Lani H.:

Wolf chases 708 Amelia and coy 7 27 2019 by Lani H

Wolf chases 708 Amelia and coy 7 27 2019 by Lani H

2019.07.28:  708 Amelia and cubs near the elbow video by Lani H.:

708 Amelia and coy near elbow 7 28 2019 by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy near elbow 7 28 2019 by Lani H

2019.07.30:  708 Amelia and cubs in lower river video by Lani H.:

708 Amelia and coy along far bank to oxbow 7 30 2019 by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy along far bank to oxbow 7 30 2019 by Lani H

2019.07.31:  708 and her cubs were viewed on the lower river on 7/31/2019, video by Lani H. 482 Brett can be seen with her 3 yearlings in the background.

482 Brett and yearlings and 708 Amelia and coy 7 31 2019, video by Lani H

482 Brett and yearlings and 708 Amelia and coy 7 31 2019, video by Lani H

August 2019:  

2019.08.01: 708's cubs are seen climbing a tree in the oxbow on 8/1/2019,video by Lani H. 

708 Amelia's coy climb a tree 8 1 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia's coy climb a tree 8 1 2019, video by Lani H

708 and her 2 spring cubs are seen in the oxbow area along with 719 and her 2 spring cubs on 8/1/2019, video by Lani H.

708 Amelia and coy and 719 and coy 8 1 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy and 719 and coy 8 1 2019, video by Lani H

2019.08 02:  The 708 family was seen down the closed trail on 8/2/2019, video by Lani H.

708 Amelia and coy down the closed trail 8 2 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy down the closed trail 8 2 2019, video by Lani H

2019.08.02-08.05:  Cam viewers and park visitors Kacko and Goof_n shared an 8/3/2019 photo of 708 Amelia and her 2 spring cubs on 3/31/2020.

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

2019.08.06:  708 and her cubs are seen on the closed trail and then snorkeling on 8/6/2019,video by Lani H.

708 Amelia and coy on the closed trail then snorkeling 8 6 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy on the closed trail then snorkeling 8 6 2019, video by Lani H

2019.08.07: Lani H captured 2 videos of 708 and her 2 spring cubs on 8/7/2019, video #1 and video #2.

708 Amelia and coy 8 7 2019, video by Lani H-0

708 Amelia and coy 8 7 2019, video by Lani H-0

708 Amelia and coy 8 7 2019, video by Lani H-1

708 Amelia and coy 8 7 2019, video by Lani H-1

Park visitor and cam viewer Kam capured a photo of 708 Amelia and 1 of her 2 spring cubs, shared on 5/10/2020.

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


2019.08.09:  708 Amelia and cubs relax on closed trail video by mckate.  With the Lower River and River Watch cams are being shut down for 10 days, this may be our last look at cubs for a while.:

9 Aug 2019 708s Relax on Lower River by mckate

9 Aug 2019 708s Relax on Lower River by mckate

Lani H also captured video of 708 and her cubs on the closed trail on 8/9/2019.

708 Amelia and coy on the closed trail 8 9 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy on the closed trail 8 9 2019, video by Lani H

Izzy52 captured these photographs (#1 , #2 708 only & #3 ) of 708 Amelia and her 2 spring cubs (p 02/09/2020 03:45 ).:

Please request Izzy52's permission prior to using her photographs! 

2019.08.10:  708 Amelia plays with her cubs video by mckate.:

10 Aug 2019 708 Amelia Plays with Her Cubs by mckate

10 Aug 2019 708 Amelia Plays with Her Cubs by mckate

708 and cubs were observed on the point and down the path to camp on 8/10/2019,video by Lani H.

708 Amelia and coy on the point and down the path to camp 8 10 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy on the point and down the path to camp 8 10 2019, video by Lani H

2018.08.11:  Victoria White captured 708 and her cubs by the old lower river platform, video on 8/11/2019.

708 Amelia & coys ~ 2019 08 11, video by Victoria White

708 Amelia & coys ~ 2019 08 11, video by Victoria White

2019.08.12:  The 708 family was observed snorkeling on the lower river on 8/12/2019, video by Lani H.

708 Amelia and coy 8 12 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy 8 12 2019, video by Lani H

2019.08.13:  708 Amelia's talented swimmer performs video by mckate.  Must be fun for them when they figure out they can do things like spin around and swim backwards.:

13 Aug 2019 708's Talented Swimmer Performs by mckate

13 Aug 2019 708's Talented Swimmer Performs by mckate

2019.08.14:  Lani H captured 2 videos of 708 and her cubs on 8/14/2019, video #1 and video #2.

708 Amelia and coy out by the elbow 8 14 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy out by the elbow 8 14 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy 8 14 2019, video by Lani H

708 Amelia and coy 8 14 2019, video by Lani H

2019.08.15:  708 Amelia's cub emerges from the tree video by mckate.  It was up there playing for some time. Must have been tired of napping.:

15 Aug 2019 708's Cub Emerges from Tree by mckate