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806 July 2017 NPS photo Ranger Jeanne shared July 22, 2018

Adult Female (not a male )

Year First Identified:  2017 as a 3.5 Year-Old Subadult, 2014 Year of Birth

Known Offspring Of:  There is speculation in the 2017 bear monitoring notes that 806 is the 2014 female offspring of 132, however there is no way to really confirm link between subadults to their mothers and siblings without DNA results.

Genetic Study Samples Obtained:  There were no known genetic study samples obtained on 806 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2015 through 2018.

PLEASE NOTE:  804 IS NOT LITTLE LIP FISHER, 806, A FEMALE (NOT A MALE) IS LITTLE LIP FISHER.  804 IS AN ADULT FEMALE, BUT NOT THE 2017 LITTLE LIP FISHER.

SEE MIKE FITZ' JUNE 23, 2019 10:38 AKDT COMMENT :   Link to 804 pics only "Good day, everyone.

I want to clear something up about a bear ID. Yesterday during the text chat I mentioned that a bear I was calling 804 last summer was not identified by the bear monitoring staff in 2018. This remains true. Bear 804 was not seen last summer, and the bear I had been calling 804 is really 806.

The confusion stems from a misidentification in the fall of 2017. At the time, bear monitoring staff confused 804 with 806 or vice versa. This point has since been corrected in their data, but in June/July last year, I didn’t yet know that. When the 2018 bear ID book was written, that wasn’t known to the editors either. Another place of confusion is that 806 was first ID’d as a male in 2017. We now know she is female. In sum, if you’ve been calling a bear “little lip fisher” then you’ve been referring to 806, not 804.

804 is an adult female who uses the river but is not regularly seen and not at all last year. Here are a few photos of her from July 2017 (sorry for the poor quality, but I don’t have the original files)."

SEE MIKE FITZ' JUNE 23, 2019 11:47 COMMENT :

Mazey asked:  "Hi Mike. Are the six September 2017 photos of 804 in the 2018 Bear Book 804 then? Sorry for the stupid question, I want to make sure I understand correctly."

Mike replied:  "The 2018 bear ID book incorrectly has 806 photos under 804. The title of the 804 page should be 806. I am not sure if this will be corrected in the newest edition."

Ranger Russ Taylor discueed 804 vs 806 mis-identification:

Ranger Russ Taylor comment on November 9m 2018 at 13:25 :

"Straight from the keyboard of our bear biologist.

Here are the bear totals for Brooks River 2018.

July: 52 independent bears

32, 39, 83, 89, 94+3coy, 28, 132+1coy, 151, 171, 261, 274, 284, 402+4coy, 409, 435+2yrlg, 451+3yrlg, 477, 480, 503, 504, 603, 610, 634, 708, 717, 719, 747, 755, 775, 801, 803, 806, 807, 811, 812, 820, 821, 831, 854, 856, 900, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 911

Fall: 45 independent bears

32, 68, 83, 94+3coy, 115, 132+1coy, 171, 261, 273, 284, 402+4coy, 409, 435+2yrlg, 451+3yrlg, 480, 482+3coy, 503, 504, 602, 610, 708, 717, 719, 720, 806, 811, 812, 813+2coy, 820, 821, 831, 854, 879, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 912, 913"

JG replied:

"Interesting, thank you.

I wonder if 804 and 806 are thought to be the same bear now?. Something I suspected despite 806 having been listed as a male in information shared with us."

Ranger Russ replied to JG at 14:25:

"They are not the same bear. There was a misidentification last fall."

Bookmom replied to Ranger Russ:

"So is 804 not the bear we know as the Lipfisher? Which was mis-ID'd?"

Ranger Russ Taylor replied to Bookmom on November 9, 2018 at 14:33:

"804 is not lip fisher. 806 is:"

IS 806 THE 2017 "LITTLE LIP FISHER"?  or IS 804 THE 2017 "LITTLE LIP FISHER"?  WE ARE AWAITING MORE DETAILS FROM THE RANGERS TO HELP US STRAIGHTEN OUT THIS CONFUSION.  PLEASE SEE THE 2017 & 2018 LIFE HISTORY INFORMATION BELOW AND ALSO SEE 804's WIKI PAGE !

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Life History:

2014:  Spring Cub with 132 and Littermates 805 & 807 , Speculated

806 is speculated to be one of the three 2014 offspring of 132.  If that is true, then 2014 would be 806's year of birth. 

October 2014:

2014.10.14:  132 is seen with her 3 spring cubs ( one is speculated to be 806) along with 435 Holly and her spring cub  (719) and adopted yearling (503) on the spit in this 10/14/2014 video by yesitsdonna. The cubs show a curiosity towards each other and a mini chase is observed with the 435 family doing the chasing. The families are next seen in front of the lower river platform, with 435's spring cub by the gate. At 4:48, 435 comes charging out of the water with her yearling following. 435 has a kerfuffle with 132. The families continue in close proximity with 132's cubs being very curious about the 435 Family.

These Families Do Not Aways Get Along, 10 14 2014 video by yesitsdonna

These Families Do Not Aways Get Along, 10 14 2014 video by yesitsdonna

2015:  Yearling with 132 and Littermates 805 & 807 , Speculated

806 is speculated to be one of the three 2014 offspring of 132.  If that is true, then 806 would have been a yearling in 2015 remaining with 132 and his two other littermates.

July 2015:

2015.07.18:  132 is seen sitting with her 3 yearlings right in front of the low cam at Brooks Falls on 7/18/2015, video by Victoria White. 

Mom 132 & Cubs ~ July 2015, video by Victoria White

Mom 132 & Cubs ~ July 2015, video by Victoria White

2015.07.26:  Victoria White captured video of 132 and her 3 yearlings fishing at Brooks Falls on 7/26/2015. Subadult 500 Indy can be seen standing behind the family at 0:43 and is observed again at 4:26.

Mom 132 & Cubs & Indy ~ 2015 07 26, video by Victoria White

Mom 132 & Cubs & Indy ~ 2015 07 26, video by Victoria White.

October 2015:

2015.10.11:  132 and her 3 yearlings are seen walking down the spit road in this 10/11/2015 video by Mickey Williams. 806 is believed to be one of these yearlings.

Bear 132 and 3 yearlings Brooks River Katmai National Park 10-11-15

Bear 132 and 3 yearlings Brooks River Katmai National Park 10-11-15

2016:  2.5 Year-Old Dependent Cub with 132 and Littermates 805 & 807 , Speculated

806 is speculated to be one of three 2014 offspring of 132.  If that is true, 132 kept these three offspring into their 3rd summer and 806 would have spent 2016 remaining with 132 and his two littermates.

2017:  3.5 Year-Old Newly Independent Female Subadult, 1st Year Classified

806 was initially identified as an independent subadult, believed to be 3.5 years-old and assigned her bear monitoring number.

NPS photos:

2017 Season:

Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of 806 observations during the 2017 season.  Deanna has realized since creating this video that there are a few snapshots in this video that aren't 806, but most of them are.:

Lipfisher 806 2017 Season

Lipfisher 806 2017 Season

Cruiser created this 2017 photo collage of 806.

Xander-Sage-2 posted these photos of 806 from the 2017 season.

Xander-Sage-2 posted this gif of 806 with 151 Walker from the 2017 Season.

2017.??.??:  Park visitor, Saurabh Shankar captured this video of 806 ? and 503 Cubadult during the 2017 season (published September 10, 2017).:

Playful bears at Brooks Falls by Saurabh Shankar (2017 Season ~ published September 10, 2017)-0

Playful bears at Brooks Falls by Saurabh Shankar (2017 Season ~ published September 10, 2017)-0

July 2017:

806 was initially identified, assigned her bear monitoring number, and classified as a 3.5 year-old independent subadult in July 2017 .  

Ranger Jeanne commented on July 22, 2018 at 13:01 and shared the information regarding the speculation in the 2017 bear monitoring notes of 806 possibly being one of 132's 2014 offspring:

2017.07.14:  806, Explore Recorder video, 7/14/2017 at 59:51.

806 Bear Cam - Brooks Falls Cam 07-14-2017 12 00 07 - 12 59 58

806 Bear Cam - Brooks Falls Cam 07-14-2017 12 00 07 - 12 59 58

2017.07 28:  This video by Yulia Napalkova  begins with 804 (or 806?) (the little lip fishing subadult) at the top of the falls, yet not quite out far enough to successfully fish the "edge of the lip".  503 Cubadult is in the jacuzzi.  At 2:29 804, the little lip fisher sits down on the top of the falls, back from the edge.  At 3:22 804 stands back up, remaining back from the edge but using her paws to attempt capturing fish that make the jump of the falls.  By 3:45 she is edging closer to the acutal lip and extending herself outward, but by 4:01 she is retreating back from the edge.  Around 4:20 with her rump lowered, she begins that outward extension in the direction of the lip again.  At 5:26 she retreats, moving right toward the fish ladder and getting closer to the actual lip, but by 5:39 the jumping fish back to her left draw her attention back to the direction that she came from.  By 6:29 she has moved yet closer to the edge.  She continues this back and forth...out toward the edge - retreating - out toward the edge - retreating....at 9:11 she catches a salmon that has cleared the falls.  She exits the top of the falls with her fish, no longer remaining in the view of the cam.  Note the subadult eating the fish below the falls as the video concludes is 503 Cubadult.  

Subadult (806) on lip, 503 in jacuzzi 2017 07 28 9 55am, video by Yulia Napalkova

Subadult (806) on lip, 503 in jacuzzi 2017 07 28 9 55am, video by Yulia Napalkova

August 2017:

2017.08.??:  Park visitor, William G captured this video of 806 "Little Lip Fisher"

Bears on Brooks River, AK August 2017, video by William G

Bears on Brooks River, AK August 2017, video by William G

2017.08.26:  719 (left front), 503 (left back) and 806 (sitting on the right) are seen in this 8/26/2017 video by flyer 7474.

503-719 and a Subadult (806) Moments at Brooks Falls 2017 08 26, video by flyer 7474

503-719 and a Subadult (806) Moments at Brooks Falls 2017 08 26, video by flyer 7474.

2018.08.27:  503 plays with 806 in the far pool while 719 fishes, 8/27/2017 video by Birgitt.

503 Plays with 806 While 719 Fishes 2017-08-27 23-41-45-646, video by Birgitt-1

503 Plays with 806 While 719 Fishes 2017-08-27 23-41-45-646, video by Birgitt-1


2017.08.29:  Goldilocks Canada captured these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 & #6 ) of 806 that she describes as 806 trying to find the magic switch that cues the salmon at the falls (p 2020.02.23 13.24 ).:

806 is observed fishing on the lip in this 8/29/2017 Explore Recorder video. At 17:06 she catches a fish.

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 08-29-2017

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 08-29-2017

Ratna Narayan captured this video of 503 and 806 in the far pool on 8/29/2017. 806 can be seen resting her head on 503 from 0:37-0:53.

The BEAR Hug! 8 29 2017 (503 and 806) video by Ratna Narayan

The BEAR Hug! 8 29 2017 (503 and 806) video by Ratna Narayan

2017.08.30:  In this 8/30/2019 video by Erum Chad, 806 is seen fishing the lip.

Sub adult lip fisher bear girl 2017 08 30 brooks falls katmai Alaska, video by Erum Chad

Sub adult lip fisher bear girl 2017 08 30 brooks falls katmai Alaska, video by Erum Chad

September 2017:

2017.09.01:  806 gets 503's fish, 9/1/2017 video by Birgitt.

806 Gets 503s Fish 2017-09-01, video by Birgitt

806 Gets 503s Fish 2017-09-01, video by Birgitt



2017.09.04:  806 Begs Fish From 503 in the J, 9/4/2017 video by Birgitt.

806 Begs Fish From 503 in the J 2 2017-09-04, video by Birgitt

806 Begs Fish From 503 in the J 2 2017-09-04, video by Birgitt

2017.09.05:  128 Grazer arrives to the falls with her 3 yearlings where 806 is already on the lip. 128 approaches 806 very closely and causes 806 to slide off the falls, video by Ratna Narayan, 9/5/2017.

Grazer scares 806 Lipfisher down the falls 9 5 2017, video by Ratna Narayan

Grazer scares 806 Lipfisher down the falls 9 5 2017, video by Ratna Narayan

2017.09.06:  806 can be seen fishing the lip in this Explore 9/6/2017 video recorded during a Play by Play. Ranger David Kopshever discusses the large amount of subadults in 2017 starting at 2:32. He discusses 806 (not identified at the time) and subadult behavior starting at 3:03 through 5:25.

Brooks Falls 08 - Katmai National Park - September 6th, 2017

Brooks Falls 08 - Katmai National Park - September 6th, 2017

2017.09.07:  Goldilocks Canada shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 806 and 503 Cubadult (p 02/23/2020 13:54 ).:

2017.09.12:  806 plays with her dinner, 9/12/2017 video by Birgitt.

806 Plays with Dinner 2017-09-12, video by Birgitt

806 Plays with Dinner 2017-09-12, video by Birgitt

806 is seen trying to fish in the jacuzzi in this 9/12/2017 video by Ratna.

806 Lipfisher tries fishing in the J, video by Ratna Narayan

806 Lipfisher tries fishing in the J, video by Ratna Narayan

2017.09.15:  806 catches, holds onto and then releases a fish on the lip, 9/15/2017 video by Brenda D.

09.15

09.15.2017 - The Subadult on the Lip - Catch and Release, video by Brenda D

2017.09.24:  708 and her two 2.5 year old cubs are seen pirating salmon from 806 in this 9/24/2017 video by Ratna Narayan. One of 708's cubs loses its footing and slides off the falls at 6:53.

Drama! looter bear cub gets swept over falls after taking 806 Lip Fisher's fish 9 24 2017 video by Ratna Narayan

Drama! looter bear cub gets swept over falls after taking 806 Lip Fisher's fish 9 24 2017 video by Ratna Narayan

2017.09.25:  Alan Lawrence captured a photo of 806 on the top of the falls with her catch, 9/25/2017.

2017.09.26:  806 is fishing the lip with 503 in the jacuzzi below. 402 (503's speculated Mom) wants to dive for fish but 503 is in her way, a minor squabble ensues, video by 12gizmo16.

503 & Bio-Mom 402 ~ 9.26

503 & Bio-Mom 402 ~ 9.26.17 Brooks Falls, Katmai NPP, AK, video by 12gizmo16-0

Ratna Narayan captured video of 806 and 503 fishing the lip on 9/26/2017. 

806 Lipfisher and 503 lip fishing 9 26 2017, video by Ratna Narayan

806 Lipfisher and 503 lip fishing 9 26 2017, video by Ratna Narayan

2017.09.27:  806 "Little Lip Fisher" outsmarts her shadow and keeps her fish video by Cheryl B.:

2017 09 27 19 55 22 Lip Fisher out smarts her shadow by Cheryl B

2017 09 27 19 55 22 Lip Fisher out smarts her shadow by Cheryl B

2017.09.30:  Ratna Narayan captured this 9/30/2017 video of 806 (not a 402 subadult) fishing the lip. 

806 fishing at the lip 9 30 2017, video by Ratna Narayan

806 fishing at the lip 9 30 2017, video by Ratna Narayan

October 2017:

2017.10.05:  806 catches a silver salmon, video by Patricia 65, 10/5/2017.

Little lip fisher catching a big one 2017 10 05, video by Patricia 65

Little lip fisher catching a big one 2017 10 05, video by Patricia 65

2018:  4.5 Year-Old Female Subadult

2018 Season:  

In 2018 cam viewer JG captured 1141 screenshots of 806 and compiled them into a video. The photos are dated from 6/29/2018-10/20/2018.

LLF (806) June 29 - October 20, 2018, video by JG

LLF (806) June 29 - October 20, 2018, video by JG

Cam viewer JG also captured 179 screenshots of 806 and 812 in 2018. They are dated from 7/3/2018-9/26/2018 in JG's video.

812 and LLF (806) July 3 - September 26, 2018, video by JG

812 and LLF (806) July 3 - September 26, 2018, video by JG

July 2018:

806 was observed during July 2018 official bear monitoring sessions per Ranger Russ Taylor's November 9, 2018 13:25 comment :

"Straight from the keyboard of our bear biologist.

Here are the bear totals for Brooks River 2018.

July: 52 independent bears

32, 39, 83, 89, 94+3coy, 28, 132+1coy, 151, 171, 261, 274, 284, 402+4coy, 409, 435+2yrlg, 451+3yrlg, 477, 480, 503, 504, 603, 610, 634, 708, 717, 719, 747, 755, 775, 801, 803, 806, 807, 811, 812, 820, 821, 831, 854, 856, 900, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 911

Fall: 45 independent bears

32, 68, 83, 94+3coy, 115, 132+1coy, 171, 261, 273, 284, 402+4coy, 409, 435+2yrlg, 451+3yrlg, 480, 482+3coy, 503, 504, 602, 610, 708, 717, 719, 720, 806, 811, 812, 813+2coy, 820, 821, 831, 854, 879, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 912, 913"

On November 9, 2018 at 14:25 Ranger Russ Taylor commented and shared information about 806 being mis-identified as 804:

In response to:  "Interesting, thank you.

I wonder if 804 and 806 are thought to be the same bear now?. Something I suspected despite 806 having been listed as a male in information shared with us."

Ranger Russ replied:  "They are not the same bear. There was a misidentification last fall."

On November 9, 2018 at 14:33 Ranger Russ Taylor commented and shared additional information about the mis-identification of 806 as 804:

In reponse to:  "So is 804 not the bear we know as the Lipfisher? Which was mis-ID'd?"

Ranger Russ replied:  "804 is not lip fisher. 806 is."

On September 14, 2018 at 13:12 Ranger Russ Taylor commented and shared a list from KNP&P Bear Monitor, Ranger Tammy Carmack of bears observed during official July 2018 bear monitoring sessions.  806 was not listed by number on that list, however there was notation of "Another unknown sub sex unknown".  Could that have been referencing 806 being observed in July 2018 as he appears on the list from KNP&P Wildlife Biologist, Ranger Leslie Skora that was provided in Ranger Russ Taylor's November 9, 2018 13:25 comment ?  

Adding to the confusion of the 806 / 804 mis-identification mystery is the list Mike Fitz provided in his July 21, 2018 09:12 comment where 806 (subadult male) only appears for July 2017, not Fall 2017:

(Note:  804 was classified as an adult female, so she was not included in the list provided in Mike's July 21, 2018 09:12 comment.  Also of note is that 804 is included in the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book on page 60 with 6 photos from September 2017.  The information on that page also includes "804 fished throughout Brooks River, using the lower river, cutbank and falls. She successfully fished the lip of the falls for silver salmon during September and October -..." 

2018.07.03:  806 was observed during a 7/3/2018 Play by Play with Mike Fitz and Ranger Andrew LaValle, video by Brenda D. Mike identified a subadult or young adult female as 804 at 22:21. As noted above, 806 was misidentified as 804 in 2017. 806 can be seen in this video at 21:55 sitting on the island. She is charged by 708 Amelia at 22:39 but stands her ground. 806 is also observed at 21:55-24:00, 34:28-36:07, 35:04-40:13, 43:11-43:45, 58:15-59:00 and at 1:10:31, 806 joins 812 (on the right) to fish the lip.

07.03

07.03.2018 - Mike Fitz and Ranger Andrew LaValle Play by Play, video by Brenda D-1

2018.07.20:  806 returns to Brooks Falls, 7/20/2018 video by mckate.

20 Jul 2018 806 Returns, video by mckate

20 Jul 2018 806 Returns, video by mckate

2018.07.28:  806 and 503 Cubadult playing video by mckate.:

28 Jul 2018 503 and 806 Play by mckate

28 Jul 2018 503 and 806 Play by mckate

August 2018:  

2018.08.08:  806 fishing the lip in this video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA):

806 On The Lip 2018-08-08, video by flyer 7474

806 On The Lip 2018-08-08, video by flyer 7474

2018.08.17:  Cruiser created this 8/17/2018 photo collage of 806.

2018.08.31:  854 Divot and 806 have a spat in the far pool as 812 watches, 8/31/2018 video by mckate.

31 Aug 2018 854 Divot and 806 Have a Spat, video by mckate

31 Aug 2018 854 Divot and 806 Have a Spat, video by mckate

September 2018:  

2018.09.01-09.04:  Spotted Dog Media (Karen Hanson) captured multiple photos of 806 on her trip to Brooks Camp between 9/1-9/4/2019. #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, and #9. In photo #10, 806 is near and 812 is far. In photo #11, 806 is on top of the falls with possibly 32 Chunk below. Lani H captured video of 32 Chunk climbing the falls to voice his displeasure with 806 (not 804 as posted on the video) on the same day, 9/4/2018.

32 Chunk is not happy to see 804 9 4 2018 (806 not 804), video by Lani H

32 Chunk is not happy to see 804 9 4 2018 (806 not 804), video by Lani H.

2018.09.02:  854 Divot, 806 "Little Lip Fisher", 719 and 812 wait for 503 Cubadult's scraps video by Birgitt.:

854 Divot, 806 LLF, 719 & 812 Wait For 503's Scraps 2018-09-02 by Birgitt-1

854 Divot, 806 LLF, 719 & 812 Wait For 503's Scraps 2018-09-02 by Birgitt-1



2018.09.04:  

812 and 719 share the jacuzzi after 503 Cubadult leaves video by Birgitt.  68 (?) and 879 are fishing in the far pool at Brooks Falls when we pan out to 503 leaving the jacuzzi and his siblings 719 and 812 move in the share the J.  806 LLF (number to be clarified) is fishing the lip above them.:
812 & 719 Share the J After 503 Leaves 2018-09-04 by Birgitt-2

812 & 719 Share the J After 503 Leaves 2018-09-04 by Birgitt-2

2018.09.18:  Happyhoppywildlife (Peter Zwiers) captured this photo of 806 (near) and 812 (far) on 9/18/2018.

This 9/18/2018 Explore Recorder video shows 806 (near) and 812 (far) fishing the lip, 37:28-44:02, until 151 Walker shows up and they abruptly leave.

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 09-18-2018 17 00 10 - 17 59 57-0

Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 09-18-2018 17 00 10 - 17 59 57-0

2018.09.20:  409 Beadnose and 806 "Little Lip Fisher" flee from 747 video by Birgitt.:

409 & LLF Flee From 747? 2018-09-20 22-25-33-258 by Birgitt-0

409 & LLF Flee From 747? 2018-09-20 22-25-33-258 by Birgitt-0

2018.09.22:  Happyhoppywildlife captured 806 fishing on the lip in this 9/22/2018 photo.

2018.09.29:  273 charges 806 "Little Lip Fisher" video by Birgitt.:

273 Charges LLF 2018-09-29 by Birgitt

273 Charges LLF 2018-09-29 by Birgitt

Fall 2018:

On August 8 2019, this Fall 2018 photo of adult female 806 by T. Carmack was shared in the chat via Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak.

806 was observed during Fall 2018 official bear monitoring sessions per Ranger Russ Taylor's November 9, 2018 13:25 comment :

"Straight from the keyboard of our bear biologist.

Here are the bear totals for Brooks River 2018.

July: 52 independent bears

32, 39, 83, 89, 94+3coy, 28, 132+1coy, 151, 171, 261, 274, 284, 402+4coy, 409, 435+2yrlg, 451+3yrlg, 477, 480, 503, 504, 603, 610, 634, 708, 717, 719, 747, 755, 775, 801, 803, 806, 807, 811, 812, 820, 821, 831, 854, 856, 900, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 911

Fall: 45 independent bears

32, 68, 83, 94+3coy, 115, 132+1coy, 171, 261, 273, 284, 402+4coy, 409, 435+2yrlg, 451+3yrlg, 480, 482+3coy, 503, 504, 602, 610, 708, 717, 719, 720, 806, 811, 812, 813+2coy, 820, 821, 831, 854, 879, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, 906, 907, 908, 909, 910, 912, 913"

October 2018:

2018.10.07:  Erum Chad captured closeup video of 806 on the grassy area by the lower river platform on 10/7/2018. The video is labeled as 804 but is now known to be 806.

Close up of bear 804 (806) Lip fisher RW Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 10 07, video by Erum Chad

Close up of bear 804 (806) Lip fisher RW Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 10 07, video by Erum Chad

In a 2nd video by Erum Chad on 10/7/2018, 806 (not 804) is observed resting and fishing on the lower river.

Bear 804 (806) Lip fisher LR Brooks Falls katmai 2018 10 07, video by Erum Chad

Bear 804 (806) Lip fisher LR Brooks Falls katmai 2018 10 07, video by Erum Chad

2018.10.20:  804 and subadult have words video by Lani H.  Now, the questions about this video...

1)  Is this the real 804 or is it really 806?  There is confusion as to if 804 is the real "Little Lip Fisher" or is 806 the:real "Little Lip Fisher"?

2)  Is the other subadult 720 or 820?

804 and subadult have words 10 20 2018 by Lani H (804 or 806? with 720 or 820?)-1

804 and subadult have words 10 20 2018 by Lani H (804 or 806? with 720 or 820?)-1

2019: 5.5 Year-Old Adult Female, classified as an adult female for the first time in the 2019 Bear Book

June 2019:

2019.06.??:  Bear 806 at Naknek Lake in Katmai National Park, Alaska. June 2019, video by Melissa Freels. Melissa titled this video "806 Having a Blast."

806 Having a Blast! June 2019 video by Melissa Freels

806 Having a Blast! June 2019 video by Melissa Freels

2019.06.28:  806 video by mckate:

28 Jun 2019 806 LLF Returns! by Mckate-0

28 Jun 2019 806 LLF Returns! by Mckate-0

806 "Little Lip Fisher" and 128 Grazer rotate on the lip with 503 Cubadult in the jacuzzi video by Birgitt.:
128 Grazer & 806 LLF Rotate on Lip 503 in J 2019-06-28 21-21-17-382 by Birgitt

128 Grazer & 806 LLF Rotate on Lip 503 in J 2019-06-28 21-21-17-382 by Birgitt


2019.06.30:  132 (with remaining male yearling) tries to steal fish from her speculated 2014 female offspring, 806; video by Birgitt.:

132 Tries to Steal Fish from Daughter (speculated) 806 2019-06-30 10-13-50-511 by Birgitt-0

132 Tries to Steal Fish from Daughter (speculated) 806 2019-06-30 10-13-50-511 by Birgitt-0

July 2019:

Brooks Lodge Facebook posted 5 Kara Stenberg photos of 806 from July 2019, #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5.

2019.07.06:  Queue forms for the lip video by mckate.  854 Divot decided to do some lip fishing. 909 and 910 waited somewhat patiently behind her. 806 followed and was the first to make a catch.:

6 Jul 2019 Queue Forms on Lip by mckate-2

6 Jul 2019 Queue Forms on Lip by mckate-2



2019.07.07:  Cam viewer and park visitor NWBearLove92 shared photos of 806 in chat on 2/23/2020. Photo #1, #2, #3, #4  and #5. NWBearLove92 shared this 7/7/2019 photo of 806 on 6/20/2020.

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2019.07.09:  806 greets her mother, 132 video by mckate.  A subadult appearing to be 806 approaches 132 (speculated to be 806's mother ) and her yearling on the closed path. Mckate noted "We don't see many interactions between mothers and their adult offspring, so this was kind of touching. 132 emancipated 806 in the spring of 2017."

9 Jul 2019 806 Greets Her Mother 132 by mckate

9 Jul 2019 806 Greets Her Mother 132 by mckate

2019.07.12:  NWBearLove92 shared this 7/12/2019 photo of 806 on 5/19/2020.

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2019.07.17:  83 Wayne Brother courting 806 video by mckate.:

17 Jul 2019 83 Wayne Brother Courts 806 by mckate-2

17 Jul 2019 83 Wayne Brother Courts 806 by mckate-2

902 "Fifi"/"Bonsai" playing with 821 and 806 teasing 812 in "Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy" video by mckate.:

17 Jul 2019 Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy by mckate

17 Jul 2019 Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy by mckate

2019.07.27:  806 plays with 812, 7/27/2019 video by mckate.

27 Jul 2019 806 Plays with 812, video by mckate

27 Jul 2019 806 Plays with 812, video by mckate

2019.07.28:  806 referees 151 Walker's wrestling match with "Spot" video by mckate.:

28 Jul 2019 806 Referees 151's Wrestling Match with Spot by mckate

28 Jul 2019 806 Referees 151's Wrestling Match with Spot by mckate

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-0

28 Jul 2019 Nine Bears by mckate-0

2019.07.30:  806 and 503 play in the J, 7/30/2019 video by mckate.

30 Jul 2019 806 and 503 Play in the J! video by mckate

30 Jul 2019 806 and 503 Play in the J! video by mckate

August 2019:

2019.08.02-08.05: Cam viewers and Brooks Camp visitors Goof_n and Kacko captured photos of 806 on their 8/2-8/5/2019 trip, #1 and #2. In both photos, 806 is sitting, 128 Grazer is near and 812 is far. Goof_n and Kacko also captured 806 on the lip by herself, #3. #4.  Goof_n posted an additional 3 photos taken on 8/4/2019, #1  , #2.and #3.


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2019.08.03:  Mckate captured video of 128 Grazer (near) and 812 (far) on 8/2/2019. 806 arrives at 0:12 and gets into a squabble with 812, 128 Grazer intervenes.

3 Aug 2019 128 Intervenes in 806 812 Squabble, video by mckate

3 Aug 2019 128 Intervenes in 806 812 Squabble, video by mckate

812 and 806 chow down video by mckate.:

3 Aug 2019 812 and 806 Chow Down by mckate-0

3 Aug 2019 812 and 806 Chow Down by mckate-0

2019.08.04:  Kacko & Goof_n captured this photograph of 806 with a fish to go (p 02/23/2020 15:26 ).:

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2019.08.05:  DanteV2000 captured this photograph of 806 (p 06/20/2020 23:54 ):

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2019.08.06:  DanteV2000 shared a 8/6/2019 photo of 806 on 6/17/2020. DanteV2000 shared a 8/6/2019 photo of 806 on the lip on 6/18/2020.

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2019.08.10:  806 forces 909 off the lip video by mckate.  This looked more than a little intentional on 806's part. Fortunately 747 was just slowly lumbering his way to the J and 909 seemed to be fine. In 806's defense, 812 and 775 Lefty dominated the lip most of the day, and she waited patiently for her turn then this kid took her spot.:

10 Aug 2019 806 Forces 909 Off the Lip by mckate

10 Aug 2019 806 Forces 909 Off the Lip by mckate

2019.08.11:  806 is fishing on the lip and does not want 821 to join in, 8/11/2019 video by mckate.

11 Aug 2019 806 Channels Her Inner Grazer, video by mckate

11 Aug 2019 806 Channels Her Inner Grazer, video by mckate

821 bounces on log video by mckate.  Mostly 821 was just really distracting 806 and 812 and even attracted the attention of 480 Otis. :

11 Aug 2019 821 Pepper Bounces Log by mckate

11 Aug 2019 821 Pepper Bounces Log by mckate

2019.08.12:  909 refuses to move for 806 video by mckate.:
12 Aug 2019 909 Refuses to Move for 806 by mckate

12 Aug 2019 909 Refuses to Move for 806 by mckate

2019.08.13:  "806 shows off her tapeworm", 8/13/2019 video by mckate. 480 Otis (behind her) and 755 ScareD Bear (pouncing around in the office) are not impressed.

13 Aug 2019 806 Shows Off Her Tapeworm, video by mckate

13 Aug 2019 806 Shows Off Her Tapeworm, video by mckate

September 2019:  

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October 2019:

2019.10.01:  806 returns to the closed trail video by Birgitt.:

806 LLF Returns to the Closed Trail 2019-10-01 21-25-59-406 by Birgitt

806 LLF Returns to the Closed Trail 2019-10-01 21-25-59-406 by Birgitt

806 returns video by mckate.:

1 Oct 2019 806 Returns! by mckate

1 Oct 2019 806 Returns! by mckate

2020:  6.5 Year-Old Adult Female

For future use.

Known Courting & Mating:

2019:  

83 Wayne Brother, July 17, 2019:  

83 Wayne Brother courting 806 on July 17, 2019 video by mckate.: 

17 Jul 2019 83 Wayne Brother Courts 806 by mckate-1

17 Jul 2019 83 Wayne Brother Courts 806 by mckate-1

Known Relatives:

Mother:  132 , Speculated

There is speculation in the 2017 bear monitoring notes that 806 is the female offspring of 132, however there is no way to really confirm link between subadults to their mothers and siblings without DNA results. 

Father:  Unknown

Littermates:  805 & 807 , Speculated

There is speculation that 805 and 807 are 806's two littermates from 132's 2014 litter of 3 spring cubs.

Offspring:  None as of 2018 Season

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Genetic Study Samples Obtained:

2015: None Known

There were no known genetic study samples obtained on 806 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2015 through 2018.

2016: None Known

There were no known genetic study samples obtained on 806 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2015 through 2018.

2017: None Known

There were no known genetic study samples obtained on 806 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2015 through 2018.

2018: None Known

There were no known genetic study samples obtained on 806 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2015 through 2018.

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