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801 PIC 2017.07.xx NPS PHOTO 2018 BoBr PG 83 01

801 July 2017 NPS photo from the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book page 83

Adult Male

Year First Observed:  Adult Male in 2017 (not in 2015; 2017 was 800 series)

Known Offspring Of:  Unknown

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  Unknown

PLEASE NOTE:  CONFLICTING INFORMATION FROM NPS STAFF:  The bear that appears as bear 801 in the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book was previously identified to bear cam viewers as bear 603 by NPS staff.  We have requested additional information and clarification from the rangers.


This 801 wiki page follows 801's page of the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book, page 83.  



Identification:

2017 Observations:  In 2017, 801 had wounds under both of his eyes in early season.  Those wounds eventually healed, but left scars that were visible the remainer of the time that 801 was observed by cam viewers and park visitors.

2018 Bears of Brooks River book: 801 is a medium-small bear with dark brown coat in July. His ears are the same color as his coat and point out to the side. He has a long blocky muzzle and shed circles around his eyes. His claws are light tipped. He has a small scar underneath his right eye and scars on both sides of his neck. her

Distinctive Behaviors:

2017 Observations:  801 is known to use the areas below Brooks Falls and in the lower Brooks River.  2017 park visitors that are also cam viewers observed 801 on many of their trips to Brooks Camp.  801 was observed by them courting females in the lower river, interacting with 151 Walker in the lower river and riffles areas (was that over access to females for mating or more of a play behavior, that is not clear to us at this time).  801 does appear to be hesitant to approach areas where people are located such as the wildlife viewing platforms (see 06/24/2017 & 06/25/2017 videos of 801 courting below in life history section).  801 demonstrated aggressive behavior on the live cams on multiple occasions during the 2017 bearcam season.   

2018 Bears of Brooks River book: 801 was first identified in the fall of 2015 (as an adult male, not a subadult). He was not officially identified in 2016, but returned in 2017. He was seen fishing the far side of the falls and around the cutbank area.

Keep an eye out for bears like 801 that are less frequently seen. Their life histories will continue to develop as they are observed along the Brooks River.

Life History:

2015:  Clarification of Typo on 801's page of the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book, page 83:

On 801's page of the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book, page 83 it states that the year 801 was first identified was as a subadult in 2015.  That is a typo per Mike Fitz' July 11, 2018 15:09 comment .  800 series numbers were assigned to newly identified and classified bears in 2017, not in 2015.  In 2015, 600 series numbers were assigned.

2016:  Adult Male, Not Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions

801 was not observed during official 2016 bear monitoring sessions...but he was observed in person by park visitors and on the Explore.org live cams during the 2016 season. 801 was referred to as NOT274 during the 2016 season due to resemblance to 274 Overflow.:  

2016 Season:

2016.??.??:  Instagrammer Jen Rogers posted this 2016 season photo of 801.  Jen Rogers also posted this 2016 season photo of 801 being grazered by 128 Grazer.

2016.??.??:  Instagrammer jlapuy posted this photo of 801 behind 480 Otis.

July 2016:

Could these July 2016 NPS photos (#1 , #2 & #3 ) that appear on 68's page of the Bears of Brooks River book really be 801?  Mike Fitz weighed in on this subject on July 11, 2018 at 14:15 .:

2016.07.??:  Gudkov Andrey captured these July 2016 photos of 801:  #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 & #8

2016.07.12:  801 video by Brenda D.:

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07.12.2016 - Unknown bear above far pool by Brenda D (801)

MarieG shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 801 in the far pool.  MarieG also shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 & #6 ) of 634 Popeye telling 801 to stay out of the far pool.:

2016.07.14:  Scott H. Melnick Photography captured these photos (#1 , #2 & #3 )  of 801.


2016.07.16:  801 video by Brenda D.:

07.16.2016 - Bear in the Far Pool by Brenda D

07.16.2016 - Bear in the Far Pool by Brenda D. (801)

Another July 16, 2016 video of 801 by Brenda D.:
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07.16.2016 - Name that Bear of Katmai by Brenda D (801)

2016.07.16 - 2016.07.21:  Truman Everts captured this photograph of 801 (p 08/30/16 21:30).  Truman Everts captured this photograph of 801 (left) with 480 Otis (right) (p 08/31/16 07:43).  Truman Everts captured this photograph of 801 (p 09/09/16 15:11).:

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

2016.07.17:  Scott H. Melnick Photography captured these photos (#1 & #2)  of 801.

2016.07.19:  A great video by EricsXtremeVideo , 7/19/2016. 801 is the very scarred bear in the opening scene. This video only shows 3 bears at the falls, 801, 480 Otis and a sow who I think may be 261. The thumbnail shows 480 annoyed with 801. The bonus footage at the end at 5:42 is 273 and 809.:

Brooks Falls at Katmai - July 19th 2016 - Bald Mountain Air

Brooks Falls at Katmai - July 19th 2016 - Bald Mountain Air

2016.07.21:  801 (not 274 Overflow) and 32 Chunk in Come At Me Bro video by DTB ( 801 was believed to be 274 Overflow at the time of this footage):

Come At Me Bro..

Come At Me Bro...July 21, 2016 32 Chunk & 801 (not 274 Overflow) by DTB-0

2016.07.27:  128 Grazer scolds 801, 7/27/2016 video by Melissa Freels.

Grazer's Cubs in Tree - Grazer Scolds 801 (Not274 or Overflow), July 27, 2016, video by Melissa Freels

Grazer's Cubs in Tree - Grazer Scolds 801 (Not274 or Overflow), July 27, 2016, video by Melissa Freels

2016.07.31:  Katmai Terrane Blog:  A New Bear at Brooks Falls by Ranger David Kopshever with a NPS photo of 801 courtesy of Ranger Anela Ramos.:

801 PIC 2016.07.xx NPS PHOTO RANELA RAMOS A NEW BEAR AT BROOKS FALL BLOG RDAVE 2016.07.31

801 July 2016 NPS photo courtesy of Ranger Anela Ramos from Katmai Terrane Blog: A New Bear at Brooks Falls by Ranger David Kopshever July 31, 2016

"As July 2016 comes to a close and we enter into the lean bear viewing month of August, we’ll be taking a look back at some of the bear stories that have developed over the last month. 

Bear ID’s can be tricky, even for seasoned bear viewers. As bears shed, change color, gain weight, heal and gain new scars, they can sometimes be mixed up with each other. Add in the fact that new bears can show up on the scene at any point, and it’s a wonder we don’t confuse more bears for one another.

This July, a new bear, possibly one that has visited in past fall months, has been making frequent visits to the falls. He has been identified by many as 274 “Overflow,” because of a similar shed pattern around his face and neck. However, there are some striking differences between these two bears. In contrast to 274, this bear has a more roman nose, and distinctive scarring around his face and neck. The most distinctive scar runs horizontally all the way across his left shoulder, though it will likely not be visible after his winter coat grows in. This new bear also has much wider set ears than 274. We know from his size and presence of genitalia that this new bear is a male, though age has not been determined. 

Some interesting behavioral characteristics are unique as well. The mystery bear, as I have been calling him, takes almost all his fish to the far rock to eat. By the time he has filled up on fish and left the falls for the day, a pile of skin-stripped salmon carcasses are piled on his favorite river boulder. Our mystery bear is also slightly more aggressive than 274. Though not a fish stealer (as 274 has been observed practicing) and not significantly larger than 274, the mystery bear has challenged 480 and 755 for fishing access on more than one occasion. Within a few days of his arrival, this new bear has firmly established himself as a medium-high ranking bear in the Brooks Falls bear hierarchy. 

I was at first puzzled by the appearance of this new mystery bear. I looked through the bear ID book and bear management records, thinking over and over, “I must be missing something.” He did resemble 274, and although some viewers in the chat referred to him as such, I was unconvinced. Still, I had no alternative answer.

It wasn’t until a week later that I was at the falls during one of Ranger Leslie’s monitoring sessions that I was able to confirm my suspicion, that this was a new bear to visit the falls. Ranger Leslie has suggested that the mystery bear looks familiar, and perhaps has visited the river in the fall months, though she is not certain.

Numbers are generally assigned at the end of each season for bears who are new to the Brooks River, or who are on their own for their first season. We will have to wait to see whether our mystery bear gets a new number, or whether a more obscure bear will be entering into our scope of awareness. Either way, look out for him in next year’s update of the bear ID book."

August 2016:

2016.08.04: 801 backs into 410's spot, 8/4/2016 video by Brenda D.

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08.04.2016 - 801 backs into 410's spot

2016.08.06:  This is 801 in the far pool, 8/6/2016 video by Brenda D.

08.06

08.06.2016 - 755 Scare D Bear or "Not274"? Video by Brenda D

2016.08.07:  801 just chilling in the office, 8/7/2016 video by Brenda D.

08.07

08.07.2016 - 801 just chilling in the office, video by Brenda D

2016.08.08:  


2016.08.09:  15:34:  801 video by Mickey Williams.:

3 34pm 080916 Otis 480 and mystery bear not 274 Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

3 34pm 080916 Otis 480 and mystery bear not 274 Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

15:56:  801 video by Mickey Williams.:

3 56PM 080916 NOT274 moves carefully around 747 and otis Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

3 56PM 080916 NOT274 moves carefully around 747 and otis Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

2016.08.10:  12:30:  801 video by Mickey Williams.:

12 30pm 081016 ??? fishing alone Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

12 30pm 081016 ??? fishing alone Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

13:20:  801 video by Mickey Williams.:

1 20pm 081016 32chunk displaces ???not 274 mystery bear Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

1 20pm 081016 32chunk displaces ???not 274 mystery bear Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

2019.08.13:  747 (near) with 801 (far, left) and 755 ScareD Bear (far, right) are seen in this 8/13/2016 video by Brenda D.

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08.13.2016 - 747, 801 and 755 Scare D Bear

2017:  Adult Male, 1st Year Identified & Classified During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions

801 appears on the unofficial July 2017 Bears Observed During Official Monitoring Sessions List

801 is a bear that Ranger Leslie had on the top of her list of possibilities for the adult male bear that was observed during spring / summer of 2017 with the wounds / scars under both eyes.  Adult male bear 611 was also on Ranger Leslie's possibilities list as an ID for that adult male observed with the wounds / scars under both eyes in spring / summer of 2017.  It turns out that bear 801 was eventually identified as the adult male bear that was observed during spring / summer of 2017 with the wounds / scars under both eye, not bear 611.  

2017 Season:

801 was observed during official 2017 bear monitoring sessions.

Sometime in early season 2017, Jon Rayeski captured 801 with 151 Walker at approximately 2:33 into this video :

Alaska Bears 2017 (801 with 151 Walker at approximately 2 33 mark) video by Jon Rayeski

Alaska Bears 2017 (801 with 151 Walker at approximately 2 33 mark) video by Jon Rayeski

Cam viewer bearly shared photos of 151 Walker and 801 play fighting, possibly at the same time as Jon Rayeski's 2017 video (above). Bearly posted these 2017 photos: #1, 151 Walker and #2, 801 (far) and 151 Walker (near). Bearly posted these photos: #3, 151 Walker (left) and 801 (right) and #4, 801.

ScottHM posted this photo of 801 on November 7, 2017 (presumed 2017 season photo ).

Susan Chun captured these photos of 801 during the 2017 season.:  801 (near) with 83 Wayne Brother (far) , 801 (right) with 83 Wayne Brother (left) , 801 (center) with 83 Wayne Brother (left) and 402 (right) , 801 (left) with 151 Walker (right) .

Instagrammer Taylor Thomas Albright captured this 2017 photo of 801.

June 2017: 2017.06.??  In late June 2017 cam viewer and Brooks Camp visitor Allie Eska photographed a bear that some of us wonder if he was 801.  Photo #1 , Photo #2 .  It appears that Ranger Jeanne may also join us in wondering if 801 was the bear Allie Eska observed and photographed in late June 2017.

2017.06.24:  801 was observed by KNP&P visitor and cam viewer, Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR)  during her trip to Brooks Camp.  Melissa shared these photos from her trip taken from the lower river wildlife viewing platform of 801 while couritng 132:  801 on 06/24/2017 while courting 132 by Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR) photo 1 , 801 on 06/24/2017 while courting 132 by Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR) photo 2 , 801 on 06/24/2017 while courting 132 by Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR) photo 3801 on 06/24/2017 while courting 132 by Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR) photo 4

Please ask MelissaInOR's permission prior to using her photos!

Cheryl Yoshioka also captured this video of 801 courting 132 on 06/24/2017 :

801 courting 132 June 24, 2017 - Video by Cheryl Yoshioka

801 courting 132 June 24, 2017 - Video by Cheryl Yoshioka

2017.06.25:  801 was observed while courting 273 from the Brooks Falls wildlife viewing platform by KNP&P visitor and cam viewer, Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR) .  Melissa shared this photo from her trip:  801 on 06/25/2017 while courting 273 by Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR) :     

Please ask MelissaInOR's permission prior to using her photos!

Melissa Freels (aka MelissaInOR) also captured this video of 801 courting 273 on 06/25/2017 :

273 and Her Suitor 801, June 25, 2017, Brooks Falls, Alaska by Melissa Freels

273 and Her Suitor 801, June 25, 2017, Brooks Falls, Alaska by Melissa Freels

2017.06.26:  15:40:  Park visitor and cam viewer, Truman Everts , captured these photos of 801 during his 2017 trip to Brooks Camp:  Photo #1 & Photo #2 :

Please request Truman's permission prior to using his photos!

2017.06.27:  20:34:  On the evening of 06/27/2017 , park visitor and cam viewer Truman Everts observed and photographed 801 while on his 2017 trip to Brooks Camp.  Photo #1 , Photo #2 , and Photo #3 :

Please request Truman's permission prior to using his photos!

Park visitor and cam viewer, Allie Eska captured photos of 801 during her trip to Brooks Camp.  She observed 801 on June 27, 2017.:  Allie Eska's photos of 801: :  801 photo #1 , 801 photo #2 , & 801 photo #3 

Please request Allie Eska's permission prior to using her photos!

2017.06.28:  Cam viewer, Brenda D captured this video of 801 on the Brooks Falls cam:

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06.28.2017 - New Bear to Katmai by Brenda D (801 per 2018 Bears of Brooks Book)

July 2017:

2017.07.03 - 2017.07.06:  Beyond the Photo's blog Katmai July 3 - 6 Brooks Camp includes two photos of 801:  Photo #1 801 and Photo #2 801 and 402 mating

2017.07.04:  801 was observed by NPS staff.  On 11/09/2017, Ranger Dave provided  this NPS photo taken that day:

2017.07.06:  Harry Purcell captured this photograph of 801 mating with 94 on July 6, 2017.

2017.07.08 - 2017.07.15:  Park visitor and cam viewer ScottHM captured this photo of 801 sometime between July 8, 2017 and July 15, 2017.

2017.07.17:   KNP&P volunteer (VIP), cam viewer, park visitor, and cam op, Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout) captured these photos of 801 and 151 Walker on July 17, 2017.:  #1 801 right with 151 Walker left, #2 801 left with 151 Walker right, #3 801 left with 151 Walker right, #4 801 left with 151 Walker right:  Anna-Marie AZ also captured this photo of 801 on July 17, 2017.:

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

2017.07.21:  KNP&P visitor and cam viewer, ElaineInDE observed 801 during her trip to Brooks Camp and shared this photo:  801 on 07/21/2017 by ElaineInDE :  ElaineDE shared 7/21/2017 photos of 801 (left) and another bear in the far pool on 5/20/2020, #1 and #2.

Please ask ElaineInDE's permission prior to using her photos!

 KNP&P volunteer (VIP), cam viewer, park visitor, and cam op, Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout) captured this photo of 801 on July 21, 2017.:

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

2017.07.21-07.22:  KNP&P visitor and cam viewer, ElaineInDE observed 801 during her trip to Brooks Camp and shared these photos:  801 on 07/22/2017 by ElaineInDE photo 1 , 801 on 07/22/2017 by ElaineInDE photo 2 , and 801 on 07/22/2017 by ElaineInDE photo 3  Elaine DE shared 3 additional 7/21-7/22/2017 photos of 801 on 5/20/2020, #1, #2 and #3.

Please ask ElaineInDE's permission prior to using her photos!

2017.07.23:  Scammin captured this photo of 801 on July 23, 2017, posted by Jstducky on November 9, 2017 

KNP&P volunteer (VIP), cam viewer, park visitor, and cam op, Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout) captured this July 23, 2017 photo of 801.:

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

2017.07.24:  Near to far...480 Otis, 801 (the 2018 801 that was ID'd as 603 in 2017) (not 151 Walker?) and 603 (the 2018 603 that was ID'd as 611 in 2017) video by Brenda D.:

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07.24.2017 - 480 Otis, 151 Walker? (or is this really 801), Scarface in the Office (is the far bear really 603) by Brenda D

2017.07.25:   KNP&P volunteer (VIP), cam viewer, park visitor, and cam op, Anna-Marie (aka CamOp Scout) captured these photos (#1 & #2 ) of 801 having words with 39.:

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

2017.07.30:  801 and 32 are Grazered by 128 Grazer in this 7/30/2017 video by Erum Chad.

Bear 128 Grazer grazed 801 (Not274) and 32 Brooks Falls Katmai 2017 07 30, video by Erum Chad

Bear 128 Grazer grazed 801 (Not274) and 32 Brooks Falls Katmai 2017 07 30, video by Erum Chad

August 2017:

2017.08.02:  On August 2, 2017 Ranger Leslie Skora discusses bear 801 (Ranger Leslie says 603) during the live chat she did with Ranger Clint.

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08.02.2017 - Ranger Chat with Ranger Leslie - Bear Monitoring-0

Fall 2017:

801 does not appear on the unofficial 2017 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List .  

2018:  Adult Male

801 made his debut in the the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book on page 83:

2018 Season:

Cam viewer JG compiled multiple screenshots of 801 in 2018 and compiled them into a video. The photos are dated from 7/5/2018-8/18/2018.

801 July 5 - August 18, 2018, video by JG

801 July 5 - August 18, 2018, video by JG

July 2018: 

2018.07.05:  The first time 801 was seen in 2018 on cam. At 16:30 from left to right: 634 Popeye, 747, 83 Wayne Brother. 801 enters from the right and moves toward the office near 16:45. 7/5/18 (16:30 start)   Explore Recorder video : 

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 07-05-2018 10 31 21 - 11 31 22 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 07-05-2018 10 31 21 - 11 31 22 Explore Recorder

Shel shared these July 5, 2018 snapshots (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 801.  Shel shared this July 5, 2018 snapshot of 801 (far wall), 747, 83 Wayne Brother (far right.  Shel shared these July 5, 2018 snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 801 (left), 747 (center) and 83 Wayne Brother (right).  Shel shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 801 (far wall) with 747 (foreground left) and 83 Wayne Brother (right).  Shel shared this snapshot of 801 (far, left), 747 (center) and 83 Wayne Brother (right).  Shel also provided this 801 comparison photo (left 801 from above video) and (right 801 NPS photo July 2017) :

801 by the fish ladder -- 801 seems to prefer to fish downstream a bit from the flat rock near the far pool, but he fished for a bit by the fish ladder on what I think was the first day he was seen in 2018 on cam. I thought he looked quite a bit thinner than several of the other boars seen near that time.

Shel shared these July 5, 2018 snapshots (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 801.:

801 by the fish ladder on what Shel believes was the first day he was seen in 2018 on cam (801 is the bear that approaches the lip near 10:20 of video) .  Explore Recorder video :
Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 07-05-2018 17 31 32 - 18 31 33 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 07-05-2018 17 31 32 - 18 31 33 Explore Recorder

NWBearLove92 shared these 7/5/2018 photos of 801 on 5/20/2020, #1 and #2.  NWBearLove shared this 7/5/2018 photo of 801 on 5/20/2020.  NWBearLove92 shared this 7/5/2018 photo of 801 sitting on a rock on 5/20/2020.  NWBearLove92 commented on the 7/5/2018 photos: "801 looked less fluffy and his scars were more visible in 2018. I thought he looked like the saddest most beat up bear that I had ever seen. Those puncture winds looked painful. I was glad to see him looking a little better in 2019."

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


2018.07.06:  Sleepy bear 801 video by Ratna:

Sleepy bear 801 formerly known as MB or NOT 274 7 6 18 by Ratna

Sleepy bear 801 formerly known as MB or NOT 274 7 6 18 by Ratna

2018.07.07:  NWBearLove92 shared this 7/7/2018 photo of 801 by the fish ladder on 5/20/2020.

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

2018.07.10:  At approximately 11:35 AKDT Lani H captured this video of 801.:

801 7 10 2018 appx 11 35 am AK by Lani H

801 7 10 2018 appx 11 35 am AK by Lani H


2018.07.11:  480 Otis bites 801 on the butt video by Lani H.:

480 Otis bites 801 in the butt 7 11 2018 by LaniH-0

480 Otis bites 801 in the butt 7 11 2018 by LaniH-0

2018.07.15:  503 tells 801 I am tired of feeding everyone else, 7/15/2018 video by Lani H.

503 tells 801 I'm tired of feeding everyone else! 7 15 2018 appx 10am AK, video by Lani H

503 tells 801 I'm tired of feeding everyone else! 7 15 2018 appx 10am AK, video by Lani H


2018.07.28:  801, 503 Cubadult and 480 Otis in the far pool video by Birgitt.:

801, 503 & 480 Otis in the Far Pool 2018-07-28 by Birgitt

801, 503 & 480 Otis in the Far Pool 2018-07-28 by Birgitt

2018.07.29:  Shel shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) of 801 with 755 Scare D. Bear.  Shel also shared this information about how she ID's 801:  "The side profile of 801's muzzle/head helps me ID him, as it remains somewhat unique/identifiable even when he has gained weight.  801's triangular ears are fairly low/wide set, and his ears point out to the side at a fairly low angle so that the top edge of his ears often is not very far above the top of his head. ":

Explore recorder video of 801 and 755 Scare D Bear, 17:30 mark:

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 07-29-2018 16 01 30 - 17 01 31 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 07-29-2018 16 01 30 - 17 01 31 Explore Recorder

2018.07.30:  747 boots 801 out of the far pool. 747 used a shuffle and a head snap.  Video by Lani H.:

The 747 shuffle with a little head snap 7 30 2018 by Lani H

The 747 shuffle with a little head snap 7 30 2018 by Lani H

801 and 480 Otis "Will you stop looking at me!" video by Lani H,:

801 and 480 Otis wil you stop looking at me! 7 30 2018 by Lani H

801 and 480 Otis wil you stop looking at me! 7 30 2018 by Lani H

151 Walker and 801 have a discussion about personal space. But look who came up with a salmon, 7/30/2018 video by flyer 7474.

151-801 Look Who Gets the Salmon 2018 07 30, video by flyer 7474

151-801 Look Who Gets the Salmon 2018 07 30, video by flyer 7474

2018.07.31:  801 and 480 Otis video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).  480 Otis and 801 have a discussion when 801 sits in front of 480.:

480-801 2018-07-31 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

480-801 2018-07-31 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

801 challenges 480 Otis and loses, 7/31/2018 video by mckate.

31 Jul 2018 801 Challenges 480 Otis, Loses, video by mckate

31 Jul 2018 801 Challenges 480 Otis, Loses, video by mckate

719 flees to the lip when 801 arrives, 7/31/2018 video by Birgitt.

719 Flees to the Lip When 801 Arrives 2018-07-31 22-47-50-224, video by Birgitt

719 Flees to the Lip When 801 Arrives 2018-07-31 22-47-50-224, video by Birgitt

July - August 2018:

2018.07.05 - 2018.08.18:  JG created this slideshow video of her July 5, 2018 - August 18, 2018 snapshots of 801 "since he is a bear that changes a lot in his 1.5 months on cam and also year to year . ":

801 July 5 - August 18, 2018 by JG

801 July 5 - August 18, 2018 by JG

August 2018:

2018.08.01: 801 is seen closest to the camera at the beginning of his 8/1/2018 video by Birgitt.

801 503 480 151 128 747 & 854 At Falls in August 2018-08-01 23-13-39-068, video by Birgitt-0

801 503 480 151 128 747 & 854 At Falls in August 2018-08-01 23-13-39-068, video by Birgitt-0

2018.08.02:  480 Otis, 747 and 801 are seen in this 8/2/2018 video by flyer 7474. "747 and 480 Otis have a confrontation, then 747 goes to 801 (at 2:24) and has a discussion."

480-747-801 2018-08-02, video by flyer 7474

480-747-801 2018-08-02, video by flyer 7474

2018.08.07:  503 (far) and 151 Walker (left) play hide and seek in the office, 8/7/2018 video by mckate. 480 Otis is near with 801 standing behind him.

7 Aug 2018 503 and 151 Walker Play Hide-and-Seek in the Office, video by mckate-0

7 Aug 2018 503 and 151 Walker Play Hide-and-Seek in the Office, video by mckate-0

2018.08.08:  480 Otis ends the interloper's office party, 8/8/2018 video by mckate. 801 can be seen standing right behind 480.

8 Aug 2018 480 Otis Ends Interloper's Office Party, video by mckate

8 Aug 2018 480 Otis Ends Interloper's Office Party, video by mckate

2018.08.09:  801 tells 717 to back off video by Lani H.:

801 tells 717 to back off 8 9 2018 by Lani H

801 tells 717 to back off 8 9 2018 by Lani H

2018.08.11:  480 Otis and 801 have a long talk when 480 moves in front of 801, 8/11/2018 video by flyer 7474.

480-801 Have a Long Talk 2018-08-11, video by flyer 7474

480-801 Have a Long Talk 2018-08-11, video by flyer 7474

2018.08.15:  151 Walker greets 503 but they get displaced by 801, 8/15/2018 video by flyer 7474.

151 Greets 503 2018-08-15, video by flyer 7474

151 Greets 503 2018-08-15, video by flyer 7474


2018.08.16:  Close-ups of a number of bears including 801 video by Erum Chad.

Closeups bear 480 Otis, ScareD , 747, 801, 503 2018 08 16 Brooks Falls Katmai, video by Erum Chad

Closeups bear 480 Otis, ScareD , 747, 801, 503 2018 08 16 Brooks Falls Katmai, video by Erum Chad

801 and 151 Walker video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

Bear 801 and 151 Walker at Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 08 16 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 801 and 151 Walker at Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 08 16 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2018.08.18:  801 catches a huge salmon, 8/18/2018 video by Cheryl B.

2018 08 18 Bear 801 catches a huge salmon, video by Cheryl B

2018 08 18 Bear 801 catches a huge salmon, video by Cheryl B

September 2018:

2018.09.22:  Mckate captured 9/22/2018 video of 503 biting 274 Overflow. "A rare display of temper from 503 who usually avoids conflict."

22 Sep 2018 503 Bites 274 Overflow, video by mckate

22 Sep 2018 503 Bites 274 Overflow, video by mckate

2019:  Adult Male

2019 season:

GreenRiver created this 2019 season video of 801 and posted it in chat on 5/20/2020. 

I AM 801, video by GreenRiver

I AM 801, video by GreenRiver

In a 2019 video by Jaysea C 801 is observed sitting by the far pool at 1:54-2:02 and standing up eating a fish at 2:27-2:33. 480 Otis is to his right and 820 is standing in front of the rock wall.The video was posted on 8/17/2019 but may be in July.

The Bears of Katmai National Park, ALASKA, video by Jaysea C-3

The Bears of Katmai National Park, ALASKA, video by Jaysea C-3

Drew Kaplan captured 2019 video of 801 at multiple times, 801 (far) and 480 Otis (near) 51:31-54:01, 1:02:25-1:02:50 leaving the jacuzzi, on the left at 1:17:09-1:17:26 and 1:26:54-1:27:20.  . The video was posted on 8/18/2019 but the exact date is unknown.

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Catching Salmon In Mid-Air Up Close In Slow-Motion 2019, video by Drew Kaplan-0

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Catching Salmon In Mid-Air Up Close In Slow-Motion 2019, video by Drew Kaplan-0

June 2019:

2019.06.05:  MarieG's June 5, 2019 14:34 comment re: 801 and the confusion with the ID of this bear over the years that he has been observed both by park visitors in person and by cam viewers on the live cams.:

"A new bear at Brooks Falls?  (July 2016 blog post) 

Bear with me while I attempt to explain the ID confusion surrounding this boar: 
When this new-to-us bear showed up (July 2016) many of us called him Not274 (based on Ranger suggestions) and at the end of 2016 he was ID'd as 68 by KNP.

Note the scar (shaped like ~) on the right side of his muzzle. In the most recent ebook (2018) the pics on 68's page dated July 2016 are the bear with the ~ scar on nose.

This bear showed up in summer 2017 but at first it was hard to tell he had the same ~ scar on his muzzle. At the end of the year KNP tentatively ID'd as 603 but revised to 801 by the time the 2018 ebook was completed.

Many chatters believe Not274 = 801. However until KNP revises the ID for the July 2016 photos (currently ID'd as 68) the ebook and wiki may reflect ID's that I believe are wrong.  The conflicting info made it very difficult to update the wiki which is why some of the info for this bear is found under different IDs. Bear ID's are not easy!!"

July 2019: 

2019.07.01:  Shel captured these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 & #7 ) of 801 sitting near the rock in the far pool (p 07/01/2019 06:49 ).:

801 in the far pool video by Lani H.:

801 (?) in the far pool 7 1 2019 by Lani H

801 (?) in the far pool 7 1 2019 by Lani H

801 and the unidentified 2019 medium brown adult male (could this be the real 603?) in the far pool together video by McKate. The unidentified male is seen at 0:00 walking towards the far pool. 801 is seen at 0:04 standing and facing downstream.

1 Jul 2019 Will the Real 801 Please Stand Up? by mckate (could the unidentified medium brown bear be the real 603?)

1 Jul 2019 Will the Real 801 Please Stand Up? by mckate (could the unidentified medium brown bear be the real 603?)

854 Divot unnerves 801, 7/1/2019 video by mckate. "854 Divot was taking a break from courting 856 who must have been in the J based on the nervous looks 801 kept sending in that direction."

1 Jul 2019 854 Unnerves 801, video by mckate

1 Jul 2019 854 Unnerves 801, video by mckate

2019.07.07: Truman Everts captured this photograph of 801 at 18:20 (p 12/10/19 23:44 ).  Truman Everts captured this photograph of 801 at 18:20 (p 12/15/19 07:38 ).:​​​ Truman Everts shared this 7/7/2019 photo of 801 on 5/2/2020. Please request Truman Everts' permission prior to using his photographs!

NWBearLove92 captured this 7/7/2019 photo of 801 and shared it in chat on 5/2/2020. NWBearLove92 shared these 7/7/2019 photos of 801 in chat on 5/20/2020, #1 (801 alone) and #2, 480 Otis (left) and 801 (right). NWBearLove92 shared this 7/7/2019 photo of 801on 5/20/2020. NWBearLove92 shared this 7/7/2019 photo of 801 on 5/20/2020. NWBearLove92 shared this 7/7/2019 photo of 801 on 5/20/2020. NWBearLove92 shared this 7/7/2019 photo of 801 on 5/20/2020.

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Mckate captured this "Where are the fish?" video on 7/7/2019. Temperatures were very warm and the salmon run had not begun. 801 is seen standing on the lip.

7 Jul 2019 801 "Where are the Fish?" Video by mckate

7 Jul 2019 801 "Where are the Fish?" Video by mckate

480 Otis wanted 801 out of the office so he splashes him, 7/7/2019 video by mckate.

7 Jul 2019 480 Splashes 801, video by mckate

7 Jul 2019 480 Splashes 801, video by mckate

480 Otis splashes 801 again, 7/7/2019 gif shared by scooch on 5/20/2020.

2019.07.08:  NWBearLove92 shared these 7/8/2019 photos of 801 on 5/20/2020, #1 and #2.

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2019.07.11:  801 naps while 854 Divot and 128 Grazer argue, 7/11/2019 video by mckate.

11 Jul 2019 801 Naps While 854 and 128 Argue, video by mckate

11 Jul 2019 801 Naps While 854 and 128 Argue, video by mckate

2019.07.12:  801 pounces too close to 503, 7/12/2019 video by mckate.

12 Jul 2019 801 Pounces Too Close to 503, video by mckate

12 Jul 2019 801 Pounces Too Close to 503, video by mckate

503 tells 801 to stay out of my J, 7/12/2019 video by Lani H.

503 tells 801 to stay outta my J 7 12 2019, video by Lani H

503 tells 801 to stay outta my J 7 12 2019, video by Lani H

2019.07.22:  856 has words with 801, 7/22/2019 video by Lani H.

856 has words with 801 7 22 2019, video by Lani H

856 has words with 801 7 22 2019, video by Lani H

2019.07.24:  151 Walker (near) and 801 (far) both flee at the arrival of 856 at 1:07, 7/24/2019 video by mckate.

24 Jul 2019 856 Interrupts 151's Daydreaming, video by mckate

24 Jul 2019 856 Interrupts 151's Daydreaming, video by mckate

2019.07.26:  801 approaches 503 for play, 7/26/2019 video by mckate. "This is long, but I recorded it all because I can't remember ever having seen 801 play before. 503 was a little unsure about 801's intentions at first, but quickly got into the swing of things. Of course."

26 Jul 2019 801 Approaches 503 for Play, video by mckate

26 Jul 2019 801 Approaches 503 for Play, video by mckate

2019.07.28:  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-3

28 Jul 2019 Nine Bears by mckate-3

August 2019:

2019.08.01:  "Humphrey" (unidentified adult male with large hump) tries to steal 801's salmon which results in a fight between the two boars.  480 Otis attempts to intervene.  Video by Lani H.:

Unknown "hump boar tries to steal 801's salmon, 801 fights him 8 1 2019 by Lani H-0

Unknown "hump boar tries to steal 801's salmon, 801 fights him 8 1 2019 by Lani H-0

"Humphrey" pirates from 801 video by mckate.  Sheriff Otis objects to the disruptive behavior and probably wouldn't have minded finding that dropped fish.:

1 Aug 2019 Humphrey Pirates from 801 by mckate

1 Aug 2019 Humphrey Pirates from 801 by mckate

2019.08.02: 801 dives in the jacuzzi, 8/2/2019 video by mckate.

2 Aug 2019 801 Dives in the J, video by mckate

2 Aug 2019 801 Dives in the J, video by mckate

Cam Viewer Shel commented on 5/20/2020 regarding 801 in the jacuzzi and tips she uses to identify him. "When fishing near Brooks Falls, 801 often fishes near (and on the cam side of) the flat rock that's in the far pool area. When he's displaced from what seems to be his preferred spot by the flat rock, he sometimes sits above the falls, appearing to wait for his spot by the flat rock to become available again. To a lesser degree, he periodically fishes other spots at the falls too, such as by the fish ladder, and I've seen him fish the jacuzzi a few times too. If I recall correctly, I saw him fish the jacuzzi at least twice in 2019, and he did a lot of belly flop type splashing and flouncing around in the process. 801 in or near the jacuzzi - 8/2/19. His muzzle scar is visible in the first two pics. Except for the flopping/splashing around, he somewhat resembled 68 when in the jacuzzi on 8/2/19, and he was sometimes identified as 68 at the time."

 Birgitt captured 8/2/2019 video of 801's splash style in the jacuzzi.

801's Splash Style for the J 2019-08-02 15-00-25-918, video by Birgitt

801's Splash Style for the J 2019-08-02 15-00-25-918, video by Birgitt

2019.08.02-08.05:  Goof_n shared this 8/3/2019 photo of 801 (left) 480 Otis (center) and 634 Popeye (right) on 5/6/2020. Goof_n shared this 8/4/2019 photo of "over 2 tons of bear" on 5/6/2020.  Pictured in the photo are 747 (left, near) 480 Otis (left, far) 634 Popeye (center) and 801 (right). Goof_n shared this August 3, 2019 photo of 801 (near) and 480 Otis (far) on 5/20/2020.  Goof_n shared this 8/3/2019 photo of 801 (near) and 755 ScareD Bear (far) on 5/20/2020. Goof_n shared this 8/3/2019 photo of 801 (left) 480 Otis (center) and 634 Popeye (right) on 5/20/2020.

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2019.08.03:  While 801 (left) and 480 Otis (right) have a disagreement, 854 Divot moves off the falls and down to the far pool, 8/3/2019 video by mckate.

3 Aug 2019 854 Capitalizes on 801 480 Disagreement, video by mckate

3 Aug 2019 854 Capitalizes on 801 480 Disagreement, video by mckate

2019.08.04: 634 Popeye backs up 801, 8/4/2019 video by mckate.

4 Aug 2019 634 Backs Up 801, video by mckate-0

4 Aug 2019 634 Backs Up 801, video by mckate-0

2019.08.06:  There is lots of action and shuffling in this 8/6/2019 video by mckate. 801 is best seen on the left at 0:20 and 1:15.

6 Aug 2019 The Far Pool In Flux, video by mckate

6 Aug 2019 The Far Pool In Flux, video by mckate

2019.08.07:  801 is sitting by the table rock in this 8/7/2019 video by mckate.

7 Aug 2019 Ten Big Bears, video by mckate-0

7 Aug 2019 Ten Big Bears, video by mckate-0

Moskelbear shared this 8/7/2019 photo of 801 on 6/13/2020.

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2019.08.08:  469 Patches (near) is the star of this 8/8/2019 video by mckate. 801 can be seen on the far left and 480 Otis is in the office.

8 Aug 2019 A Better Look at 469 Patches, video by mckate

8 Aug 2019 A Better Look at 469 Patches, video by mckate

801 is the bear seen sitting (near) along with 480 Otis and "hump bear" in this 8/8/2019 video by mckate.

8 Aug 2019 Humphrey Sneaks in Behind 480, video by mckate

8 Aug 2019 Humphrey Sneaks in Behind 480, video by mckate

2019.08.09:  801 (left) with 480 Otis (center) and 469 Patches (right) snapshot by BMDDad (p 03/01/2020 07:29 ).:

2020:  Adult Male

June 2020:

2020.06.27:  Could this have been 801 in the late evening on 6/27/2020, video by Lani H?

Late night visitor to the falls 6 27 2020, video by Lani H

Late night visitor to the falls 6 27 2020, video by Lani H

2020.06.28:  801 returned to Brooks Camp in the early morning on 6/28/2020. Snapshots by cam viewers, #1, #2, #3 and #4.

6/28/2020 video of 801 by Lani H.

801 returns to Brooks River 6 28 2020, video by Lani H

801 returns to Brooks River 6 28 2020, video by Lani H

Known Courting & Mating:

2017:

June 2017:

132:  801 was observed courting 132 on June 24, 2017:
273:  801 was observed courting 273 on June 25, 2017:

July 2017:

94:  801 was photographed mating with 801 on July 6, 2017

2017.07.06:  Harry Purcell captured this photograph of 801 mating with 94 on July 6, 2017.

402:  801 was observed mating with 402 between July 3, 2017 - July 6, 2017.:

2017.07.03 - 2017.07.06:  Beyond the Photo's blog Katmai July 3 - 6 Brooks Camp includes two photos of 801:  Photo #1 801 and Photo #2 801 and 402 mating

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Created 801 page ~ 2019.06.05 07:47 LTC

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