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DENT 744 PIC 2012.07.xx NPS PHOTO 2014 BoBr PG 44 01 ZOOM PROFILE

744 Dent July 2012 NPS photo from the 2014 Bears of Brooks River book, page 44

Adult Female, No Longer Seen ~ Last Observed in 2013

Year First Identified:  2004 as a 2.5 year-old independent subadult

Year Last Observed:  2013

Known Offspring Of:  No known at this time

Known Litters of Cubs:  None known, but has showed signs of estrus

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  ?


Identification:

2010 - 2018 Bears of Brooks River books:  744 has a small, thin body. Her summer coat is blonde to light brown in color. She often sheds most of her coat by the end of July.  She has large, triangular ears, dark claws with lighter tips, and her head and feet appear large in proportion to her body.

Distinctive Behaviors:

2010  - 2018 Bears of Brooks River books:  744 is a small adult female regularly seen along the Brooks River. She was first identified as a subadult in 2004.  She appears to tolerate other bears, even large males. She will approach large males at the falls in hopes of picking up any fish scraps they leave behind.  744 seems habituated to people and is often seen on the beach in front of camp and near the bridge.  She has not been observed with cubs, but has showed signs of estrus.

Life History:

2004:  2.5 Year-Old Subadult Female, 1st Year Identified & Classified

July 2004:

August 2004:

2005:  3.5 Year-Old Subadult Female

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2006:  4.5 Year-Old Subadult Female

August 2006:  

2007:  5.5 Year-Old Single Adult Female

June 2007:

September 2007:

2009:  7.5 Year-Old Single Adult Female

June 2009:

2009.06.26: Brooks camp visitor bocaflip captured 5 photos of 744 Dent on the lip, 6/26/2009, #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5.

2009.06.28 - 2009.06.29:  Michael shared this photo of 744 Dent.:

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2010:  8.5 Year-Old Single Adult Female

744 Dent was included in the 2010 Bears of Brooks River book on page 42.:

2010 Season:

744 Dent was observed being courted by 856 in 2010.:

June 2010:

2012:  10.5 Year-Old Single Adult Female, Last Year Observed? (or was 744 Seen in 2013?)

744 Dent was included in the 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook.:

June 2012:

July 2012:

2012.07.06:  856 can be observed courting 744 Dent at 4:20 into this video by endoplasmic1357.:

Alaska 20120706 17 Bear cub at Brooks Falls by endoplasmic1357

Alaska 20120706 17 Bear cub at Brooks Falls by endoplasmic1357

On April 11, 2017, Mike Fitz commented at 08:15 and identified the bears in the above video by endoplasmic1357.

September 2012:

2013:  Single Adult Female, Last Year Observed

744 Dent was last identified in 2013.

2014:  Information Only, Last Observed in 2013

744 Dent was included in the 2014 Bears of Brooks River book on page 44.:

2014 Season:

744 Dent was not observed in 2014 per page 44 of the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book.

2015:  Information Only, Last Observed in 2013

744 Dent was included in the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book on page 45.:

2015 Season:

744 Dent was not observed in 2015 per page 54 of the 2016 Bears of Brooks River book.

2016:  Information Only, Last Observed in 2013

744 Dent was included in the 2016 Bears of Brooks River book on page 54.:

2017:  Information Only, Last Observed in 2013

744 Dent was included in the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book on page 107.  744 Dent was moved to the Bears No Longer Seen section of this edition.:

How 744 Dent Got Her Nickname:

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Known Courting & Mating:

2010:

856 Courting:  744 Dent was observed being courted by 856 in 2010

856's page of the 2010 Bears of Brooks River book states that 856 was observed courting 744 Dent in 2010.

2012:

856 Courting:  744 Dent was observed being courted by 856 in July 2012

July 2012:  856 can be observed courting 744 Dent at 4:20 into this video by endoplasmic1357.

Known Litters of Cubs:

744 Dent has had no known litters of cubs.

Known Relatives:

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Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

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

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

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