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812 September 14-17, 2018 by Ratna Narayan

Adult Male

Year First Identified:  2017 as an independent subadult, 2015 year of birth

Offspring Of:  There is speculation in the 2017 bear monitoring notes that 812 is the darker 2015 male offspring of 402, 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 812 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2016 or 2017.



Identification:

2018:  Shel made the following observations that help ID 812:  "He has seemed pretty advanced for his age when compared to some of the other subadults near his age. 812 is known to bob his head and extend his front legs and tongue when fishing the lip. The unique head/leg/tongue movements might have been more prominent in 2018 than in 2019."

Distinctive Behaviors:

2018:  Shel made the following distinctive behavior observations that help ID 812:  "He has seemed pretty advanced for his age when compared to some of the other subadults near his age. 812 is known to bob his head and extend his front legs and tongue when fishing the lip. The unique head/leg/tongue movements might have been more prominent in 2018 than in 2019."

Life History:

2015:  Spring Cub with 402 and 3 Littermates (811 BTB Remaining Female), Speculated

812 is suspected to be the darker 2015 remaining male offspring of 402.  If that is true, then 2015 would be 812's year of birth.  812 would have had 3 other littermates when first arriving at the Brooks River.  811 is believed to be one of 812's llittermates.

402 and her 4 spring cubs can be seen from 1:48 - 2:32 into this video by park visitor, Donna Archer:

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One Naughty Bear Cub 2015 video by Donna Archer-1

402 and her 4 spring cubs were also observed at Margot Creek in 2015.  Photo by frb71photo .

July 2015:

2015.07.??: Theresa Bielawski shared 12 photos of 402 and her 4 spring cubs on 5/19/2020, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8,#9, #10, #11 and #12. "Here are shots of 402 & the quads July 2015 - so 811 is one of them but which one???" 811 and 812 are Believed to be 2 of these spring cubs.

Please request Theresa Bielawski's permission prior to using her photographs!

2015.07.08: 

402 returning with 4 spring cubs on July 8, 2015 captured by Ranger Roy Wood from the July 9, 2015 Katmai Terrane blog by Mike Fitz:  402 Returns with Four Cubs :

402 with her 4 spring cubs (812 is believed to be one of them) video by Donna T. Bennett (aka DTB, yesitsdonna).

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8 July 2015 LR Mom (402) & QUADS! Second Appearance - LONG Version by Donna T. Bennett (DTB)

402 with her 4 spring cubs (812 is believed to be one of them) video by Juanita Roper:

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402 and 4 spring cubs July 8, 2015 by Juanita Roper

2015.07.09:  Katmai Terrane blog by Ranger Mike Fitz:  402 Returns with Four Cubs :

Link to July 2015 NPS photo/T. Hostetter 

2015.07.11:  402 with her 4 spring cubs (812 is believed to be one of them) video by Donna T. Bennett (aka DTB, yesitsdonna):

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11 July 2015 LR 402 & Quads by Donna T. Bennett (DTB)

2015.07.13:  402 and her four spring cubs (812 is believed to be one of them) video by Rockatte:

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402 and spring cubs walk past Brooks Lodge July 13, 2015 by Rockatte

2015.07.14:  402's four spring cubs (812 is believed to be one of them) video by Rockatte:

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402's cub talking July 14, 2015 by Rockatte

2015.07.16:  Park visitor and cam viewer, Carla Farris captured these photos of 402 with her 4 spring cubs during her trip to Brooks Camp:  Photo #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7#8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 , #14 , #15 , #16 , #17 , & #18 .

October 2015:

2015.10.05:  On 10/5/15 402 and her plump quads were filmed by the grassy area and lower river viewing platform, video by Victoria White.

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Mom 402 & Cubs 2015 10 05 by Victoria White

2015.10.15: At the end of 2015 402 still had all 4 of her spring cubs. There were two larger cubs, and two smaller cubs. At 1:10 into this Mickey Williams 10/15/2015 video you can see the size differences.

2015.10.17: 402's quad squad on the island, 10/17/2015 video by Mickey Williams.

2016:  Yearling with 402 and 2 Remaining Littermates, then 1 Remaining Littermate (811 BTB Remaining Female), Speculated

402 returned to the Brooks River on June 14, 2016 with 3 remaining yearlings from her 2015 litter of 4 spring cubs.  812 is suspected to be the darker 2015 remaining male offspring of 402.  If that is true, than 812 would have been a yearling remaining with 402 and his littermate 811 .  402 lost one of those 3 remaining yearlings sometime between June 17, 2016 and June 19, 2016 and was seen with only two remaining yearlings June 19, 2016 and after.

2016 Season:

KNP&P's July 11, 2016 Facebook post shared this early season 2016 NPS photo of 402 with her 3 remaining yearlings courtesy of Ranger Anela Ramos :

KNP&P shared this 2016 video of 402 and her 3 remaining yearlings in the October 18, 2016 Facebook post.

Brooks Lodge's September 12, 2016 Facebook post shared this 2016 photo by Kara Stenberg of 402 with her 2 remaining yearlings:

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

Carol Gray captured 13 photos of 402's two remaining yearlings (811 & 812) duirng the 2016 season.:  Photo #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 ,#6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 & #13 .

June 2016:

2016.06.14:  On June 14, 2016, 402 returned to the Brooks River with 3 remaining yearlings from her 2015 litter of 4 spring cubs.  Ranger David Kopshever shared this NPS photo of 402 and her 3 remaining yearlings courtesy of Ranger Tammy Carmack   

2016.06.16:  402 and her 3 remaining yearlings video by Mickey Williams:

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Katmai National Park and Explore 5;57pm AKDT 402 & Cubs by Mickey Williams

2016.06.17 - 2016.06.19:  Sometime between June 16th and June 19th, 402 lost one of her three remaining yearlings.  June 19th and after, 402 was observed with only two remaining yearlings.  

2016.06.26: Johnny Chen's 6/26/2016 photo of 402 with her yearlings 811 (right) and 812 (left) below the Brooks Falls platform.

2016.06.30:  402 with her 2 yearlings (811 & 812) being followed (shadowed) by 719 (435 Holly's recently emancipated 2.5 year-old) video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).  In the video it appears as if 719 was “sizing up” the 402s. She rests by them then follows them up river a bit and lays down and rests maybe 20 feet away from the 402s.  402 eventually charges 719, but she was undeterred.:

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LR 402 With 2 Yearling and 719 "Princess" 2016-06-30 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

July 2016:

2016.07.??: Park visitor Theresa Bielawski shared two July 2016 photos of 812 and 811 on 5/19/2021, #1 and #2. "Here are a couple of shots of 812 & 811 waiting for mom (402) fishing the lip July 2016." Theresa Bielawski shared 2 additional photos of the 402 family on 2/13/2022, #1 and #2.

Please request Theresa Bielawski's permission prior to using her photographs!

2016.07.06:  Park visitor and cam viewer, Bryan Link (aka PhotoBearsBry), captured this video of 402 with her yearlings (811 & 812) from the Brooks Falls wildlife viewing platform during his trip to Brooks Camp. Note: video no longer available.

402 has her fish stolen by yearling 812, 7/6/2016 video by Brenda D. Note: Video unavailable as of 2021.

2016.07.07:  402 fishing the lip with then dependent yearling 812 video by LuvBears with Mike Fitz providing play-by-play:

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402 with fish and cub on lip Snaps! 2016 July 7 by LuvBears

2016.07.10:  Yearling 812 goes over the falls video by Mickey Williams:

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6 13 pm 071016 402's cub goes over the falls Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams

In a video by Brenda D, 7/10/2016, 812 was destined to be a lip fisher; 811 preferred to stay on safer ground. Note: Video unavailable as of 2021.

2016.07.11:  719 following 402 and her 2 yearlings (811 & 812) at the falls video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).  402 eventually charges 719, but she was undeterred.:

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402 with 2 yearlings - 719 "Princess" following 402 - 409 Beadose at falls 2016 07 11 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-2

2016.07.14: Kenneth Kearney's 7/14/2016 photo of yearlings 811 (left) and 812 (right) sitting on the fish ladder wall while 402 fishes.

2016.07.22: This 7/22/2016 video by Mickey Williams starts with 719 having followed the 402s. Then the 402s show up from behind the fish ladder and you get a look at yearlings 811 and 812 going full hyena as they are shedding out their winter coats.


2016.07.31-08.01: GreenRiver shared snapshots of 811 and 812 as yearlings from 7/31-8/1/2016. GreenRiver commented "811 and 812 as yearlings on the fish ladder wall waiting for mom 402 while she fishes the lip. 811 is the one in front. All dated 8/1/2016. The last pic is dated the day before 7/31/2016. It is of newly emancipated 719 on one of her very first days following 402 (fishing) and yearlings 811 and 812 on the fish ladder wall. 719 stood there below the lip, crying."

September 2016:

2016.09.16: Taha Raja's 9/16/2016 photo of 402 and her 2 yearlings 811 and 812 resting on the lower river.

Cam viewer and Brooks Camp visitor Lisa Robertson (aka Larinor) shared a 9/16/2016 photo of 402 and her 2 yearlings 811 and 812 by the lower river platform. "811 and 812, with mom 402. This was taken on 9/16/16 during a 4 hour bear jam on the lower river, which also involved 719, 273 and Velcro, 94 and yearling, and 435 Holly. Brooks Lodge kept dinner waiting for the several dozen of us stuck on the platform, but this jam was worth possibly missing a meal! Photo is my own."

Please request Lisa Robertson's (aka Larinor) permission prior to using her photographs!

October 2016:

2016.10.16: 708 Amelia and her 2 yearlings (now 907 and 908) meet 402 and her 2 yearlings (now 811 and 812) at Brooks Falls, 10/16/2016 video by flyer 7474. 719 is seen in the background at 2:15.

2016.10.23: 402 is seen fishing in the riffles with her 2 yearlings (now 811 and 812) on 10/23/2016, video by flyer 7474. 719 is seen at the beginning of the video sitting on a rock and is close by the 402 family throughout.

719 shadowing 402 and her 2 yearlings in this part 2 video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).  This is part 2 from Oct 23 2016. There is a scary moment towards the end between 402 and 719. 719 did seem to come out of it ok.

2017:  2.5 Year-Old Subadult Male

812 July 2017 NPS photos shared by Ranger Jeanne July 22, 2018

812 Fall 2017 NPS photos shared by Ranger Jeanne July 22, 2018






July 2017:

812 was initially identified, assigned his bear monitoring number, and classified as an independent subadult in July 2017 .  

2017.07.12:  811 and 812 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

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Bear 402 new emancipated cubs Brooks falls cam 2017 07 12 01 14 15 083 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

2017.07.14:  811 and 812 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

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Bear 402's newly emancipated cubs Brooks falls cam 2017 07 14 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-0

2017.07.20:  811 & 812 video by Brenda D. Note: Video unavailable as of 2021. Thumbnail left for context.

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07.20.2017 - 2 Subadults on the Lower River by Brenda D-0

2017.07.23: Cam viewer and Brooks Camp visitor Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared this 7/23/2017 photo of 812 on 3/7/2021. The photo was taken "On the road between the bridge and falls trail. At the time I was sure it was an adult. So huge! Just as quick as I could start backing up a ranger showed up. We waited about a 1/2 hour for him to decide to move along. There were other subs just off the road sleeping, so the rangers didn't want us to bushwhack to get around."

August 2017:  

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

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Bear 402 new emancipated cubs and 610 playing LR cam 2017 08 12 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)-1

2017.08.23:  On February 29, 2020 cam viewer Shel commented re: a 8/23/2017 Explore Recorder video of 2.5 year old 812 with 3.5 year old 719 and 4.5 year old 503. Shel included a video and snapshots of 812 alone and 812 with 719.

"If 812 is 402's offspring from her 2015 litter as speculated, then he has been at the falls every year of his life through 2019, as 402 took her 2015 litter to the falls in 2015 and 2016, and 812 visited the falls as an independent bear in 2017 (the year he was emancipated), 2018, and 2019.

The below video shows 812 at the falls fishing near female subadult 719 in 2017 -- the first season 812 was on his own. During 719's first season on her own (2016), 719 periodically followed 402 and her two remaining yearlings -- speculated to be 811 and 812. So 812 and 719 possibly developed some familiarity with each other before 812 was emancipated. Near 35:50 -- 812 and 719 (lighter golden fur) are near the flat rock/far pool area and touch muzzles. The bear in the jacuzzi at 37:00 is 503. 812 runs away from 503 when 503 (carrying a fish) walks towards the far pool near 44:44.

503 and 719 were well acquainted prior to 2017, especially because 719's mother (435 Holly) adopted 503 in July 2014 when 719 was a spring cub and still with 435 Holly. 503 was roughly 1.5 years old when Holly adopted him. Holly emancipated both 503 and 719 in 2016 at the ages of 3.5 and 2.5, respectively. Near 45:25, 719 moves fairly close to 503 and subsequently grabs from the water what might be 503's leftover fish. Approximate ages in the below video: 503 (4.5 years old), 719 (3.5 years old), 812 (2.5 years old) - 8/23/17 (35:45 start)."

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Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam (812, 719 and 503) 08-23-2017 16 00 15 - 17 00 00-0

Fall 2017:

September 2017:

2017.09.18:  On November 9, 2017 at 10:49 Ranger David Kopshever commented and shared this September 18, 2017 NPS photo of 812 :

October 2017:

2017.10.27: 812 (left) and 719 (right) pass 856 in the riffles, 10/27/2017 video by Brenda D. Note: Video unavailable as of 2021.

2018:  3.5 Year-Old Subadult Male

2018 Season:

Cam viewer, JG created this video that includes 821 snapshots of 812 captured between July 1, 2018 and October 21, 2018.:

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812 July 1 - October 21, 2018 by JG

Cam viewer, Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of 812 from the 2018 season observations:

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Bear 812 2018 Season by Deanna Dittloff

GreenRiver created this The Legend of 503 Brown Bear video that 812 can be seen in many times during the 2018 season.:

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The Legend of 503 Brown Bear of Brooks River and His Family Continues in 2018 by GreenRiver

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

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812 and LLF (806) July 3 - September 26, 2018, video by JG-0

2018.??.??: GreenRiver's 2018 snapshot of 806 and 812 on the lip. GreenRiver's 2018 snapshot of 812 (near) and possibly 68 in the far pool. GreenRiver's 2018 snapshot of 812 and his best friends 503, 719 and 820. "503 and 812 on the lip staring at their possible father 856 in the far pool", 2018 snapshot by GreenRiver.

June 2018:

2018.06.01:  Note:  This subadult is now believed to be 812, not one of 409's 2.5 year-old subadults (909 & 910), which are both female, and not one of 128 Grazer's male offspring. 

At approximately 17:30 on June 1, 2018, Ranger Russ observed a subadult that he thought sure looked like one of 409 Beadnose's 2.5 year-olds..the subadult had very dark forearms.  On June 2, 2018 at 09:55 Ranger Russ shared a photo of the subadult.  On June 2, 2018 at 09:57 Ranger Russ shared another photo of the subadult with dark forearms.  On June 2, 2018 at 09:58 Ranger Russ confirmed for DTB that the subadult is urinating in the first photo posted below.  On June 2, 2018 at 10:06 Ranger Russ commented that this subadult may be 128 Grazer's dark subadult as Birgitt suggested since he has blonde ear tips.  Ranger Russ' second June 2, 2018 10:06 comment included one more view (photo ) of the male subadult with dark forearms and blonde ear tips.  However, it appears that this subadult is actually 812, 402's 2015 male offspring.:

July 2018:

2018.07.03:  812 can be observed attempting to fish the lip in this 7/3/2018 video by BrendaD. During a Play by Play with Mike Fitz and Ranger Andrew LaValle, 812 is seen on the lip (1:07:53-1:09:25). 806 (not 804) joins 812 on the lip at 1:10:31.

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

2018.07.06:  NWBearLove92 shared these 7/6/2018 photos of 812 on 5/4/2020, #1 and #2. NWBearLove92 shared this 7/6/2018 photo of 812 on 6/2/2020.

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


2018.07.18: This is the Flash Dance version of 811 and 812 on Spit Road. The transmission had some difficulties early in the season, but people said they wanted to see more early 811 and 812, 7/18/2018 video by Birgitt.

2018.07.25:  804 (or is "Little Lip Fisher" really 806?) and 812 fishing the lip while 902 waits for scraps video by Birgitt.:

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804 (or is 806 really "Little Lip Fisher"?) & 812 Fishing Lip While 902 Waits for Scraps 2018-07-25 20-58-09-924 by Birgitt

Photographer Mark Kostich captured a 7/25/2018 photo of 409 Beadnose that he shared in chat in October, 2020. 409 is seen (near) on the falls with 812 next to her. Mark's comments: "I thought I would share a quick story/picture from my trip to Brooks Falls in August of this year.

First Image: This is a picture of my favorite bear, Beadnose catching a fish. I took this back in 2018. No one knew that this would be her last season at the falls. (I do not know who is next to her).

Second image (2nd image is on 909's Bear Book Page): When I returned to Brooks Falls this past August, I witnessed a sub-adult fishing the same spot that Beadnose used. The sub-adult was aggressively defending its spot at the point against a bigger bear. It was a very spunky and very vocal bear. When I asked Ranger Sheryl who the small bear was, Sheryl responded, "thats 909, Beadnose's daughter." It was so very cool to see her fish the same point as her mother."

Please request Mark Kostich's permission prior to using his photos!

Permission to post any photos he posts in chat on the Wiki, must say "copyright © Mark Kostich on the photo."

2018.07.26:  Finding themselves alone (emancipated) in 2017, the Beads (909 in particular) discovered that the were much more formidable together. Here they are meeting a bigger and older 812 in what was probably one of their first interactions with him.  A larger subadult brown bear, 812, appears near the bridge. Sisters 909 and 910 skirt around the bus with it and then form a united front to confront the larger bear.  The larger bear looks like it might want to play, but the girls are defensive..  Video by Birgitt.:

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909 & 910 Stand United Against 812 2018-07-26 09-19-48-725 by Birgitt

812 eating on his rock and then catching another fish on the lip. If 812 is 402's offspring from her 2015 litter as speculated, he would have been about 3.5 years old at the time..Explore Recorder video .:

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Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 07-26-2018 14 01 24 - 15 01 25 Explore Recorder

Shel shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 & #5 ) of 812 (p 02/29/20 09:28 ).:

2018.07.27:  812 fishing style video by Casper Pike.:

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812 fishing style 2018 07 27 10 34 00 877

2018.07.30:  503 playing with brother 812 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

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Bear 503 playing with little brother 812 Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 07 30 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

812 is seen catching fish in the jacuzzi with unidentified subadult "Spot" close behind, 7/30/2018 video by mckate.

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30 Jul 2018 812 Shares with Spot, video by mckate

​​​​​August 2018:

2018.08.04:  128 grazers 503 Cubadult when he comes to join 812 on the lip video by Birgitt.

503 fishes the J with 719 behind him, 8/4/2018 video by Birgitt.

"Bear 128 Grazer is eating a fish when 503 comes to join his younger brother 812 on the lip. Finished with her fish, 128 decides that 503 is too close for comfort and grazers him. And then makes a very smooth catch.":

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128 Grazers 503 When He Comes to Join 812 on Lip 2018-08-04 by Birgitt-1

2018.08.09: Siblings 811 and 812 playing on the lower river, 8/9/2018 video by Birgitt.

GreenRiver captured five snapshots from the same event, #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5.

2018.08.11: Cruiser's 8/11/2018 gif of "812 stripping the skin off his catch. Not for the faint of heart!"

2018.08.15:  812 (left) and 806 (right) play in the jacuzzi, 8/15/2018 video by mckate.

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15 Aug 2018 812 and 806 Play in the J, video by mckate

2018.08.16: 503 bugging 806 and 812 on the lip, 8/16/2018 video by Birgitt.

2018.08.24:  812 won't relinquish the jacuzzi to 503 Cubadult video by Birgitt:

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812 Won't Relinquish the J to 503 2018-08-24 by Birgitt

SteveCa (aka flyer 7474) 8/24/2018 video, 812 wants 503 to back up from the jacuzzi.

2018.08.26:  Brothers 503 Cubadult and 812 spar in the jacuzzi video by Birgitt.  Bears 503 and 812, 402's sons from different litters, spar in the Jacuzzi. Both of these bears are the offspring of bear 402 who is herself the daughter of 24 BB who was the most dominant bear on Brooks River for nearly a decade. Both show signs of being very dominant bears and, although from different litters, enjoyed each other's company in the summer of 2018.:

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Brothers 503 & 812 Spar in the J 2018-08-26 by Birgitt

2018.08.30:  806 and 812 have a disagreement, 8/30/2018 video by mckate, with sound!

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30 Aug 2018 806 and 812 Have A Disagreement, video by mckate

812 and 903 can be seen playfighting in this 8/30/2018 video by mckate.

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30 Aug 2018 812 and 903 Wrestle, video by mckate

Fall 2018:

On August 8 2019, this Fall 2018 photo of subadult 812 by T. Carmack was shared in the chat via Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak. 

September 2018:

Park visitor and cam viewer, Melissa Freels captured these photos of 812 duirng her September 2018 trip to Brooks Camp:

Posted 2019.02.24 17.12 :  Photo #1 , Photo #2 & Photo #3  and Posted 2019.02.24 17:18 :  Photo #1 , Photo #2 & Photo #3


2018.09.02:  812 and 719 braving the far pool with 879 video by Birgitt:

719 & 812 Share the Far Pool with 879 Pt 1 2018-09-02 by Birgitt

812 and 821 (Pepper) video by mckate:

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2 Sep 2018 812 to 821, "What you doing up there?" by mckate

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

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

2018.09.04:   

812, 503 Cubadult, 719, and 806 (Little Lip Fisher) video by Birgitt:

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503, 719, 812 & LLF 4 Musketeers at the Falls Pt 2 2018-09-04 by Birgitt

719 takes over the jacuzzi while 503 Cubadult and 812 play video by Birgitt:

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719 Takes Over J While 503 & 812 Goof Off 2018-09-04 by Birgitt-0

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.  The 806 LLF (number to be clarified) is fishing the lip above them.:

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

812 bluff charges 503 Cubadult video by LaniH:

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812 bluff charges 503 9 4 2018 by Lani H

2018.09.05:  812 slips off the lip with 32 Chunk in the jacuzzi video by LaniH:

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812 slips off the lip into 32 Chunk 9 5 2018 by LaniH

812 goes over the falls video by Erum Chad (aka Erie).:

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Bear sub adult 812 going over the falls 2018 09 05 by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2018.09.08:  812 shows off his dance moves at 11:15 into this Explore Recorder video .  812 is speculated to be the offspring of 402 from her 2015 litter, so he would have been about 3.5 years old at the time of this video. He has seemed pretty advanced for his age when compared to some of the other subadults near his age. 812 is known to bob his head and extend his front legs and tongue when fishing the lip. The unique head/leg/tongue movements might have been more prominent in 2018 than in 2019.  Shel suggested Dance with Me by Orleans  as the perfect music to accompany 812 beginning at 11:15 into the below Explore Recorder video.:

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Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 09-08-2018 14 00 10 - 14 59 57 Explore Recorder video-0

Shel shared these September 8, 2018 snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 & #8 ) of 812 (p 02/26/2020 10:04 ).:

2018.09.10:  503 Cubadult and 812 smelling 856? video by mckate.:

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10 Sep 2018 503 and 812 Smelling 856? by mckate-1

2018.09.12: Moon river shared these three 9/12/2018 snapshots of 812 in chat on 3/7/2021, #1, #2 and #3.

2018.09.14:  812 dancing on the lip video by Lani H:

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812 and his lip dancing (sound on) 9 14 2018 by Lani H

2018.09.14 - 2018.09.17:  Park visitor and cam viewer, Ratna Narayan captured these photos of 812 during her trip to Brooks Camp:

Photo #1  812 (posted 2019.02.23 21.05); Photos #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , & #9 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 15.25); Photos #10 & #11 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 11:46); Photo #12 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 11:38); Photo #13 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 11:37); Photo # 14 , #15 , #16 , #17 , #18 , #19 , #20 , #21 , #22 , #23 , #24 , #25 , #26 , & #27 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 09:43); Photo #28 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 08.26); Photo # 29 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 08:22); Photo #30 , #31 , #32 , & #33 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 08:01); Photo #34 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 07:59); Photo #35 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 07:57); Photo #36 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 07:46); and Photo #37 of 812 (posted 2019.02.24 20.43).  Photo #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , & #5 of 812 with 503 Cubadult (posted 2019.02.24 09:25).  Photo #1 of 812 with another subadult (719 maybe?) (posted 2019.02.24 09:30).  Ratna captured these photographs (#1 B&W & #2 Color) of 503 with 812 (p 02/26/2020 08:54 ).  Ratna also captured this photograph of 812 (p 02/26/2020 14.44 ).  Ratna captured this photograph of 812 sitting on the lip (p 02/26/2020 14:48 ).:

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2018.09.15:  812 and 503 Cubadult video by Ratna Narayan from her trip to Brooks Camp..:

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Horsing around 812 and 503 shot on Sept 15 2018 by Ratna Narayan (from her trip to Brooks Camp)

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.

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

2018.09.19:  812 and his table rock in this Explore Recorder video :

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Brooks Falls Brown Bears Cam 09-19-2018 16 00 10 - 16 59 56 Explore Recorder

2018.09.22:  151 Walker interrputs 812's dinner video by mckate.:

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22 Sep 2018 151 Interrupts 812's Dinner by mckate-0

2018.09.24:  812 video by mckate:

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24 Sep 2018 812 Takes a Short Break by mckate

Cam viewer Scooch captured this snapshot along with a poem by Richard Leavesley.

"Oh my beloved belly button.
The squidgy ring in my midriff mutton.
Your mystery is such tricky stuff
Why are you so full of fluff?"

2018.09.27: 

812 playing with the live cam cable near the floating bridge deck video by Birgitt:

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812 Plays w Cable & Returns to 719 2018-09-27 19-38-18-138 by Birgitt

812 and 719 (435's 2014 biological female offspring) play under the floating bridge while 435 Holly and her 2 yearlings walk by video by Birgitt:

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719 & 812 Playing Under Bridge when 435 & Cubs Walk By 2018-09-27 by Birgitt-1

October 2018:

2018.10.02:  812 plays with 602, 10/2/2018 video by mckate.

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2 Oct 2018 812 Plays with 602, video by mckate

2018.10.08:  Cam viewer Scooch captured these snapshots of 812 and 719:  Snapshot #1 , #2 , #3 , & #4 .  Scooch also composed this little riddle: "812 would eat just fat
His friend would eat no lean
And so between the two of them
They licked the platter clean "

2019:  4.5 Year-Old (Subadult or Young Adult) Male

2019 Season:

Cam Viewer GreenRiver created this 2019 video of 812 during the 2019 season.

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Bear 812 (Created with @Magisto), 2019 season video by GreenRiver

Cam viewer Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of 812 during the 2019 season.:

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Bear 812 2019 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)


2019.??.??:  GreenRiver captured this snapshot of 480 Otis with the 402 siblings, 503 Cubadult and 812 (p 01/26/2020 15:51 ). Green River 2019 snapshot of 812. "It was a hot summer and the river was low, 812 was mostly alone at the Falls in August. Except for 856 and 747 now and then. This pic looked like he was doing a dance move sitting down in the far pool." Green River's 2019 snapshot of 812 with 856 and 747 at the falls. " 812 looks like he’s giving 856 a raspberry." GreenRiver's 2019 snapshot of 812 (left) and 854 Divot (right).

2019.??.??: CarolineB shared a 2019 snapshot of 97 (near) and 812 (far) on 3/7/2021. CarolineB also shared a painting of 503 (left) and 812 (right) on 3/7/2021.

June 2019:

812 June 2019 NPS photo 2022 Bears of Brooks River book page 83

July 2019:  

2019.07.12: 812 July 12, 2019 NPS photo by Ranger Tammy Carmack KNP&P Flickr.

2019.07.15:  812 chases 901 video by mckate.:

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15 Jul 2019 812 Chases 901 by mckate-0

2019.07.17:  902 "Fifi"/"Bonsai" playing with 821 and 806 teasing 812 in "Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy" video by mckate.:

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17 Jul 2019 Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy by mckate-2

2019.07.19:  In this 7/19/2019 video by mckate, 831 is seen on the closed path. She is soon joined by 821 (the darker subadult) and 812. 

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19 Jul 2019 812 Plays with Salt and Pepper Part 2, video by mckate-1

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

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21 Jul 2019 610 Catches 812's Attention by mckate-0

2019.07.26:  812 eats on his rock table video by Lani H.:

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812 eats on his rock table 7 26 2019 by Lani H

503 Cubadult wanting to play with 812 in the jacuzzi video by Lani H.:

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503 wanting to play with 812 in the jacuzzi 7 26 2019 by Lani H

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.:

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28 Jul 2019 Nine Bears by mckate-2

2019.07.31: 812 on the Lip: The “Way Out Willie” Version by Johnny Otis, 7/31/2019 video by Birgitt.

August 2019:  

2019.08.02 - 2019.08.05:  Kacko & Goof_n captured this photograph of 812 & 821 (p 02/05/2020 22:14 ).  Kacko & Goof_n captured this photograph of 812 (p 02/26/2020 13:47 ).  Kacko & Goof_n captured this photograph of 812 on the lip with his tongue out Gene Simmon's style (p 02/26/2020 14:48 ).  Kacko & Goof_n c aptured this photograph of 812 (p 02/29/2020 09:31 ).:

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2019.08.03:  812 (right) with 821 (left with scar) photograph by Goof_N & Kacko (p 01/04/2020 13:13 ).  Kacko and Goof_n also captured this August 3, 2019 photograph of 812 (near) with 128 Grazer (center) and 775 Lefty (far) (p 02/26/2020 08:03 ). Goof_n shared 8/3/2019 photos on 3/7/2021, #1, 812 (left) with 854 Divot (right) and #2, 812 eating at his rock.

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

A hesitant 909 ponders joining 812 o the lip video by Casper Pike.:

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A hesitant 909 ponders joining 812 at the lip..2019 08 03 10 40 35 612 by Casper Pike-1

812 intengly fishes from the lip video by Casper Pike.:

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812 intently fishes from lip 2019 08 03 10 17 32 362 by Casper Pike

854 Divot rescues 812 from 151 Walker video by mckate.:

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3 Aug 2019 854 Rescues 812 from 151 by mckate

151 Walker has words with 812, 854 Divot gets involved video by Lani H.:

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151 Walker has words with 812, 854 Divot gets involved 8 3 2019 by Lani H

806 and 812 chow down video by mckate.:

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3 Aug 2019 812 and 806 Chow Down by mckate-1

2019.08.05:  Kacko & Goof_n captured these photographs (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) of 812 and 821 in the riffles (p 02/05/2020 14:39 ).  They also captured this photograph of 854 Divot (near) with 812 (far) on August 5, 2019 (p 02/26/2020 12:58 ).: Goof_n shared this 8/5/2019 photo of 68 (far) and 812 (near) on 5/13/2020.


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2019.08.08:  812 makes a reverse lip catch video by mckate.:

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8 Aug 2019 812 Makes Reverse Lip Catch by mckate

2019.08.09 or 2019.08.10:  Izzy52 captured these photographs (#1 & #2 ) of 812 (p 02/26/2020 02:50 ).  Izzy52 captured this photograph of 812 on August 9, 2019 (p 02/26/2020 17:28 ). Izzy52 shared  8/9/2019 or 8/10/2019 photos of 812 (left) on the lip with 755 Lefty (right) on 3/29/2020. Photos #1 and #2.  Izzy 52's photos of 775 Lefty and 812 on the lip are possibly taken on the same day as Lani H's 8/10/2019 video below.

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2019.08.10:  775 Lefty thinks about taking fish from 812, 8/10/2019 video  by Lani H.

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775 Lefty thinks about taking fish from 812 8 10 2019, video by Lani H-0


2019.08.15:  821 sitting and 812 standing share the lip in this 8/15/2019 video by mckate.

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15 Aug 2019 821 and 812 Share the Lip, video by mckate

812 waits patiently on the lip video by mckate.:

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15 Aug 2019 812 Waits Patiently on the Lip by mckate

2019 Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak captured this NPS photo of 812 on August 15, 2019 (p 02/26/2020 07:58 ).:

2019.08.18:  812 wants "Scrappy" (unidentified male subadult) to play video by McKate.:

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18 Aug 2019 812 Wants "Scrappy"(?) to Play by mckate-0

2019.08.18:  854 Divot jumps unknown bear video by mckate.  Don't snorkel too close to Divot! 812, 909, and 910 watch with interest. 812 looked like he might want to intervene, but then wisely thought better of it.:

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18 Aug 2019 854 Divot Jumps Unknown Bear by mckate-0

812 moving log in far pool video by Cruiser;

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812 moving log in far pool Aug 18 2019 by Cruiser

Scooch's 8/18/2019 gif "812, putting a little oomph into moving that log."

2019.08.19:  284 "Electra" charges 812 video by mckate.:

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19 Aug 2019 284 Electra Charges 812 by mckate

2019.08.20:  747 watches 812 fish video by mckate.:

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20 Aug 2019 747 Watches 812 Fish by mckate-0

2019.08.21:  812 almost scares 821 off the lip video by Lani H.:

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812 almost scares 821 off the lip 8 21 2019 by Lani H

821 is fishing on the lip when 812 arrives. Note how much larger 812 is than 821. 812's probable mother 402 is a large sow vs 821's probable mother 504 is a small sow. 821 almost slides off the lip in trying to defend his fishing spot, 8/21/2019 video by mckate.

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21 Aug 2019 821 Objects to 812's Company by mckate

2019.08.23:  909 & 910 ask 812 to share video by mckate.  812 doesn't share and gets bit for his trouble.:

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23 Aug 2019 910 and 909 Ask 812 to Share by mckate

Cruiser's 8/23/2019 gif of 812, 909 and 910, "Everybody jump now! " 910 gives 812 a bite.

812 (laying down), 909 (left) and 910 (right) August 23, 2019 gif by Cruiser

Two bears against one...909 & 910 "gang" up against 812 video by Ratna Narayan.:

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Two against one, 812, 909 and 910 8 23 2019 by Ratna Narayan-1

2019.08.24:  812 and 821 dance around the top of the falls video by Casper Pike.:

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812 and 821 dance around the top of the falls 2019 08 24 12 01 18 823 by Casper Pike

2019.08.25:  This is 812 video by mckate.  We haven't seen him out of the water much in August, so mckate recorded this to show how much he's grown this summer.:

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25 Aug 2019 This is 812 by mckate

Bookmom captured this snapshot of 812 on August 25, 2019 (p 02/26/2020 13:31 ).:

2019.08.27:  812 greets 821 video by mckate.:

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27 Aug 2019 812 Greets 821 by mckate

812 daydreams video by mckate.:

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27 Aug 2019 812 Daydreams by mckate

2019.08.29: Terry shared this 8/29/2019 snapshot of 812 in chat on 3/7/2021.

2019.08.30:  812 and 747 video by Ratna Narayan.:

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812 and 747 August 30, 2019 by Ratna Narayan

2019.08.31:  812 startles 907 video by mckate.:

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31 Aug 2019 812 Startles 907 by mckate

September 2019:  

2019.09.??:  Carrie59 captured these photographs (#1 & #2 ) of 812 during her trip to Brooks Camp (p 02/05/2020 08:42 ). Carrie59 shared an additional September 2019 photo of 812 on 3/7/2021.

Please request carrie59's permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.09.??: Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared this September, 2019 photo of 812 on the lip, 3/7/2021. Please request Bonnie Hankins' (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.09.??: Brooks Camp visitor Danielle Alyssa captured a September 2019 Instagram video of 821 (smaller, darker) playing with 812 by the Brooks Falls platform.

2019.09.05: Brooks Camp visitor Mark Stevens captured multiple 9/5/2019 photos of 812 during his trip, #1 (812 right and unknown subadult left), #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8 and #9.

2019.09.06: Mark Stevens also captured photos of 812 on 9/6/2020, #1, #2, #3 and #4 (907 near, 812 far).

480otis captured this video of 812 enjoying a salmon very close to the Riffles Platform.:

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812 eating up close

480otis captured another video of 812 and his friend. Possibly 821.:

2019

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2019.09.08:  Carrie59 captured this photograph of 812 during her trip to Brooks Camp (p 01/04.2020 07:04 ).:

Please request carrie59's permission prior to using her photographs!

McKate captured this video of 812:playing with 821.:

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8 Sep 2019 812 and 821 Play in the J by mckate

812 and 821 play fighting video by Ratna.:

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Play fighting bears 812 and 821 9 8 2019 by Ratna-0

812 makes 747 nervous video by mckate.:

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8 Sep 2019 812 Makes 747 Nervous by mckate-0

2019.09.09: Brooks Camp visitor and cam viewer Lisa Robertson (aka Larinor) shared a 9/9/2019 photo of 812 sitting on the lip.

Please request Lisa Robertson's (aka Larinor) permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.09.11:  812 and 503 reunite video by mckate:

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11 Sep 2019 Brothers Reunite 812 and 503 Cubadult

151 Walker, 812 & 747's interaction on top of the falls slow motion video by Ratna Narayan (9/11/2019 not 9/12/2019, published date 09/11/2019).:

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151, 812 and 747 interaction on top of the falls ( slowed down) 9 11 2019 by Ratna Narayan-1

812 stuck between 747 and falling off the falls video by Lani H.:

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Poor 812 stuck between the boulder that is 747 and falling off the falls 9 11 2019 by Lani H

Brooks Camp visitor Costel Necula captured video of the 747/812 incident, seen from 13:01-14:12. What a brave young boar 812 was!

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Alaska Bears,Katmai Brooks Camp,September 2019

747 attempts to force 812 off the falls, 9/11/2019 video by Costel Necula


Brooks Camp visitor and cam viewer Lisa Robertson (aka Larinor) shared a 9/11/2019 photo of the 747/812 incident.

Please request Lisa Robertson's (aka Larinor) permission prior to using her photographs!

GreenRiver's 9/11/2019 snapshots, "Huge 747 tried to knock 812 over the lip, but he clung on for dear life and refused to go over. He pulled himself back up!" Snapshots #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5.

2019.09.13:  Bonnie Hankins captured this photograph of 32 Chunk (near) with 812 (far) (p 01/04/2020 09:31 ). There is an unusual history between 719 and 812.  435 Holly, 719's biological mother adopted 402's 2014 emancipated yearling, 503 Cubadult.  In 2016 when 719 and 503 Cubadult were emancipated by 435 Holly, 719 was observed "shadowing" 402 and her yearlings.  812 was one of those yearlings.  719 and 812 were often observed together in 2017 and 2018.  719 returned to Brooks Camp as a first time mother in 2019.  There was much curiosity about how this first time mother would react to 812 now that 719 had offspring of her own in tow.  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured  this photograph of an amazing moment between 719 and 812...719 greeting 812 below Brooks Falls (p 01/15/2020 15:27 ).  Bonnie shared this information about the 719 greeting 812 encounter and the location of 719's spring cubs at the time (p 01/15/2020 15:40 ).   "This greeting was brief as the littles were not staying put on the bank and there were a number of other bears at the falls. Mom had to give 812 a quick kiss then get right back to herding the littles.":

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


2019.09.14:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this photograph of 812 (p 12/03/19 15:30 ). Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared this 9/14/2019 photo of 812 on 5/12/2020. "812 chewing on a stick while waiting for big bro (503) to invite him into the J for some fun." Bonnie Hankins shared this 9/14/2019 photo of 812 (left) and 503 (right) on 3/7/2021. "812 with big bro (503) - Sep 14, 2019." Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared this 9/14/2019 photo of 812 (left) playing with his big brother 503 (right) on 3/7/2021. "812 having some fun with big bro til 151 Walker approached and he skedaddled."

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2019.09.14 - 2019.09.18:  Scooch captured this photograph of 812 (p 02/04/2020 01:36 ).  Scooch also shared 4 photos of 812 from her visit to Brooks Camp on 3/3/2020. Photos #1, #2,#3 and #4. Scooch shared a 9/16/2019 photo of 812 on 3/24/2020. Scooch shared this 9/16/2019 photo of 812 on 3/31/2020. Scooch shared this 9/16/2019 photo of 812 on 5/5/2020.

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


2019.09.22: NSBoak (aka Ranger Naomi Boak) shared a 9/22/2019 photo of 812 (near) and 97 (far) on 3/7/2021.

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2019.09.30:  812 gives "Little Sub" a sweet greeting video by mckate.:

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30 Sep 2019 812 Gives Little Sub a Sweet Greeting by mckate

October 2019:

2019.10.??: Explore's Instagram video of 812 eating at his table rock and looking for pirates, posted on 10/3/2019.

2019.10.04:  402 is submerged diving in the jacuzzi and 812 approaces the jacuzzi.  402 pops up out from under the water and 812 is right there.  Video by mckate.:

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4 Oct 2019 When Your Mom Pops Up Unannounced by mckate-0

812 approaches the falls video by Casper Pike.:

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812 (ID by Mckate & Shel ) approaches the falls 2019 10 04 12 19 50 649 by Casper Pike

2019.10.05:  812 close-up video by mckate.:

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15 Jul 2019 812 Chases 901 by mckate-1

2019.10.11:  GreenRiver captured this snapshot of 812 (near) with 480 Otis (far) (p 01/26/2020 07:47 ).:

480 Otis and 812 in far pool vide o by mckate.:

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11 Oct 2019 480 and 812 Fish in Twilight by mckate

2020:  5.5 Year-Old Adult Male

2020 season:

2020.??.??: Deanna Dittloff created this 2020 season video of 812, "Bear 812 2020."

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Bear 812 2020

Video by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

"Happy 812 day! I have a hard time identifying him early in the season & sometimes he looks a lot like 503 early on. There is no mistaking him in the fall! I’m very curious if he will continue being playful as he ages or becomes dominant!"

2020.??.??: GreenRiver created this 2020 season video of 812, "A Braveheart From The Beginning, Brooks Bear 812."

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A Braveheart from the Beginning - Bear 812

Video by GreenRiver

"It’s my boy’s day! Yay! Well, I finally made a slide show for him for 2020. Wish I had more time to make a better one, but work interferes. I was amazed at how big he was this year. He also looks so different in the summer compared to the fall, that it is hard to differentiate him from 503 many times. He is an adult now, but he still loves 719 and 503. He showed that again this year. I’m the only one who calls him Braveheart, and I always will. He was so brave when he was a cub. I was thrilled to see him on the lip last year with his mother 402 and brother 503."

2020.??.??: Elanya shared this 2020 gif "A classic 812 and 821 moment from this season." Note: File is too large to upload (35 mb)

2020.??.??: GreenRiver shared two 2020 art pics of 812, #1 and #2.

June 2020:

2020.06.27:  812(?) returns to the Brooks River for the 2020 Season; mckate captured this video .:

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27 Jun 2020 812 Arrives by mckate-0

812 charges 902, 6/27/2020 video by Erum Chad.

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Bear 812 charged Bear 901 LR Brooks Falls Katmai June 27, 2020, video by Erum Chad

812 runs to greet 812 and gets a chilly reception, 6/27/2020 video by mckate.

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27 Jun 2020 812 Runs to Greet 901, Gets Chilly Reception, video by mckate

6/27/2020 video by Birgitt. This video was recorded on 6/27 not 6/28.

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812 is Greeted by 901 Upon His Return 2020-06-27 00-11-48-232, video by Birgitt

2020.06.28:  402 (near) and 812 her son (far) who haven't fished the lip since he was just a yearling in 2016, 6/28/2020 video by mckate.

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28 Jun 2020 Mother and Son Fish the Lip, video by mckate-1

909 (near) and 812 (far) fish the lip. 909 was jabbering away at 812, don't mess with 909! 6/28/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 and 909 on the lip 6 28 2020, video by Lani H

901 greets 812 upon his return. 812 is not friendly and charges her, 6/28/2020 video by Birgitt.

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812 is Greeted by 901 Upon His Return 2020-06-28 00-11-48-232, video by Birgitt-0

2020.06.30:  747 following 482 Brett scares 909 and 812 off the lip, 6/30/2020 video by Lani H.

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747 following 482 Brett scares 909 and 812 off the lip 6 30 2020, video by Lani H

July 2020:

2020.07.01:  812 has breakfast alone, 7/1/2020 video by mckate.

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1 Jul 2020 812 Breakfasts Alone, video by mckate

2020.07.02: 910 greets and plays with 812 first and then 820, 7/2/2020 video by Birgitt.

2020.07.04:  812 plays with 902, 7/4/2020 video by Erum Chad.

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Bear 812 playing with 902 Peanut Fifi LR Brooks Falls 2020 07 04, video by Erum Chad

2020.07.05: 812, 907 and 908 walking on the spit road, 7/5/2020 video by Birgitt.

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812 & Who Greet 907 on Spit Road 2020-07-05 12-34-57-827, video by Birgitt

2020.07.07:  812 fishing above the far pool, 7/7/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 fishing above the far pool 7 7 2020, video by Lani H

2020.07.09:  402 fishes the lip with her sons 812 and 503. It was a pretty amazing sight to see, 7/9/2020 video by mckate.

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9 Jul 2020 402 Fishes the Lip with Her Sons, video by mckate-0

2020.07.10:  Brothers 812 (left) and 503 (right) share the jacuzzi, 7/10/2020 video by mckate.

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10 Jul 2020 Brothers 812 and 503 Share the J, video by mckate-0

2020.07.12:  402 is seen climbing to the top of the falls where 151 Walker (left)  and 503 Cubadult (right) are standing. They make way for her. 402 then heads to the lip where 812 yields so she can fish the lip, 7/12/2020 video by Birgitt.

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402 Waits for 503 & 151 Before Taking the Lip 2020-07-12 00-17-04-048, video by Birgitt-2

2020.07.16:  912 hangs out with 812, 7/16/2020 video by mckate.

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16 Jul 2020 912 Hangs Out with 812, 7 16 2020 video by mckate

2020.07.18:  812 (near) lip fishing with a friend, 7/18/2020 video by Ratna Narayan.

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812 and friend peer back lip fishing 18th july 2020, video by Ratna Narayan

2020.07.23: 719 Negotiates Friendship & Motherhood Playing with 812 & 821, 7/23/2020 video by Birgitt.

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719 Negotiates Friendship & Motherhood Playing with 812 & 821 Pt 1 2020-07-23 23-38-57-710, video by Birgitt

2020.07.24:  719 plays with 812. Her 2 yearlings watch for awhile but then seem nervous and move away. 719 stops her play and goes to her cubs, 7/24/2020 video by mckate.

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24 Jul 2020 719 Plays with 812, video by mckate

2020.07.26:  907 (lighter) a bit intimidated to play with 812 (darker), 7/26/2020 video by mckate.

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26 Jul 2020 907 A Bit Intimidated by 812, video by mckate

2020.07.27:  89 Backpack playing with 812, they are interrupted by 480 Otis, 7/27/2020 video by Lani H.

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89 Backpack playing with 812, they are interrupted by 480 Otis 7 27 2020, video by Lani H

2020.07.29:  812 likes his dinner tables, 7/29/2020 video by mckate.

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29 Jul 2020 812 Likes His Tables, video by mckate

2020.07.31:  801 plays with 812, 7/31/2020 video by Lani H.

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801 playing with 812 7 31 2020, video by Lani H.-0

August 2020:

812 August 2020 NPS photo 2022 Bears of Brooks River book page 83

2020.08.01: 812, quite the lip fisher, 8/1/2020 video by Cheryl B.

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2020 08 01 Quite the lip fisher 812, video by Cheryl B

2020.08.02:  812 makes 907 nervous as usual, 8/2/2020 video by mckate.

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2 Aug 2020 812 Makes 907 Nervous as Usual, video by mckate

2020.08.03:  No high grading for 812, 8/3/2020 video by mckate.

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3 Aug 2020 No High Grading for 812, video by mckate

2020.08.06:  812 (far) and 821 (near), the lip sitting duo, 8/6/2020 video by mckate.

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6 Aug 2020 Lip Sitting Duo, 812 and 821, video by mckate

2020.08.08:  812 scares 801 when he picks up a big stick, 8/8/2020 video by mckate.

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8 Aug 2020 812 Scares 801, video by mckate

2020.08.10:  913 (near) and 812 (far) share the lip, 8/10/2020 video by mckate.

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10 Aug 2020 913 and 812 Share the Lip, video by mckate

8/10/2020 was not a good day for 812. Lani H captured 2 videos where 812 was "grazered" by 128 Grazer. In video #1, 812 is grazered twice. In video #2, 812 is grazered for trying to play with 151 Walker.

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128 Grazer grazers 812 twice 8-10-2020

Video by Lani H

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128 Grazer grazers 812 again for trying to play with 151 Walker 8-10-2020

Video by Lani H


Brooks Camp visitor Francine Dollinger captured a photo of 812 during her August, 2020 visit. It was taken on 8/10/2020 and shows 821 sitting (near), 812 (back left) and an "PJ" (back right).

2020.08.11:  A closer look at bear 812 eating a salmon on his table rock, 8/11/2020 video by Hey Princess.

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A closer look at bear 812 eating a salmon on his table rock 08.11.2020, video by Hey Princess

801 and 812 play in the river, 8/11/2020 video by Birgitt.

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801 & 812 Playing In the River 2020-08-11 23-26-49-486

Video by Birgitt

2020.08.12:  812 gets Grazered by 128 Grazer after he starts to play with another subadult. He had neen peacefully fishing next to 128 Grazer prior, 8/12/2020 video by flyer 7474.

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128 Backs 812 Off the Lip 2020 08 12, video by flyer 7474

Lani H's falls low view video of 128 Grazer grazering 812.

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128 Grazer grazers 812 again for trying to play with 151 Walker 8-10-2020-2

Video by Lani H

128 Grazer again grazered 812 on 8/12/2020 along with an unknown boar, video by Lani H.

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128 Grazer grazers unknown boar and 812 8-12-2020

Video by Lani H


2020.08.13: 812 says waste not, want not, 8/13/2020 video by mckate. "No high grading for him. He ate two whole fish before Grazer showed up."

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13 Aug 2020- 812 Says Waste Not, Want Not

Video by mckate


2020.08.15: 8/15/2020 video by flyer7474. "Nice catches by 812 (far on the lip) and an unknown subadult (near). The subadult and 812 both grab a salmon at practically the same time."

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Nice Catches 812-Subadult on 2020 08 15

Video by flyer 4477

2020.08.16: 909 tells 812 to mind his own business, 8/16/2020 video by mckate. "I don't think she appreciated him looking for her scraps."

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16 Aug 2020- 909 Tells 812 To Mind His Own Business

Video by mckate

2020.08.17:  151 Walker fishes the lip with 812 below in the jacuzzi, 8/17/2020 video by Lani H.

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151 Walker on the lip 812 in the J 8 17 2020, video by Lani H-0

2020.08.18: 812 Charges 151 on the lip 909 departs, 8/18/2020 video by Birgitt.

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812 Charges 151 on the Lip 909 Departs 2020-08-18 20-58-17-311

Video by Birgitt

2020.08.19: Lani H 8/19/2020 video, 151 Walker tries to intimidate 812 and 821.

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151 Walker tries to intimidate 812 and 821 8-19-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.08.20: 812 sitting above the falls, 8/20/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 sitting above the falls 8-20-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.08.21: Ratna Narayan 8/21/2020 video, 812 scares off 907 then sits above the falls.

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Beautiful 812 21st aug 2020

Video by Ratna Narayan

Flyer 7474's 8/21/2020 video of 812 sitting above the falls.

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812 on 2020 08 21

Video by flyer 4477

2020.08.22: 812 wants 907 to play, 8/22/2020 video by mckate. "I've seen 812 make more than a few play overtures to 907 the last couple of years, but he always runs away. I wonder if he ever caught up with him."

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22 Aug 2020- Pleaaaase play with me, 907!

Video by mckate

2020.08.23: 821 (in the j) tells 812 (behind him) to wait his turn twice, 8/23/2020 video by mckate. 907 is on the lip and is timid near 812. "812 went up the fish ladder and pouted after the first exchange. He had kind of a hard day. If nothing else, maybe this showed 907 that he need not be so afraid of 812."

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23 Aug 2020- 821 Tells 812 to Wait His Turn, Twice-5

Video by mckate

812 and 821 play, 8/23/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 and 821 play 8-23-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.08.24: Best buddies 812 and 821, 8/24/2020 video by mckate.

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24 Aug 2020- Best Buddies 812 and 821-2

Video by mckate

2020.08.25: 812 skirts 747 to make a catch, 8/25/2020 video by mckate."That was quick. He thought about eating it in the office, but fairly quickly changed his mind. 747's little foot is so cute."

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25 Aug 2020- 812 Skirts 747 to Make a Catch

Video by mckate

2020.08.26: 812 approaches 907 and another subadult and scares them off, 8/26/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 approaches 907 and another subadult and scares them off 8-26-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.08.27: Photographer Mark Kostich shared a 8/27/2020 photo of 909 on the lip and 812 below in the chat in October, 2020. Mark commented:

Second image (Mark's first image is a 2018 photo of 409 Beadose on the lip with 812. See 409's Bear Book page): When I returned to Brooks Falls this past August, I witnessed a sub-adult fishing the same spot that Beadnose used. The sub-adult was aggressively defending its spot at the point against a bigger bear. It was a very spunky and very vocal bear. When I asked Ranger Sheryl who the small bear was, Sheryl responded, "thats 909, Beadnose's daughter."It was so very cool to see her fish the same point as her mother.

Please request Mark Kostich's permission prior to using his photos!

Permission to post any photos he posts in chat on the Wiki, must say "copyright © Mark Kostich on the photo."

Mckate captured a 8/27/2020 video, "909 stands up to 812", that appears to be from the same time as Mark Kostich's photo. Mckate noted "812 watches 747 harassing lip fishers and must think this is one of his duties as a J bear. 909 is doing her best to disabuse him of this notion."

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27 Aug 2020- 909 Stands Up to 812

Video by mckate

Scooch's 8/27/2020 gifs, regular speed and slo mo, of the 812/909 incident. "812 tried acting like 747 does towards bears on the lip.....909 punched him in the eye for trying!"

2020.08.28: 812 sits and fishes in the far pool, 8/28/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 in the far pool 8-28-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.08.29: Presenting 812 and his amazing tongue work! 8/29/2020 video by Kwaahu. "There are so many delightful attributes to this Bear, and today, he had on display one of his hallmarks: "the tongue." It dances, it twirls, it extends halfway round the world! Come and see for yourself, giggle all you want."

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Presenting 812 and his amazing tongue work! 29 08 20 ms

Video by Kwaahu

2020.08.30: 812 enjoying his catch in the far pool, 8/30/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 enjoying his catch in the far pool 8-30-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.08.31: Lani H 8/31/2020 video of 32 Chunk in the far pool with 812 (seen at 1:44).

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32 Chunk in the far pool with 812 8-31-2020

Video by Lani H


September 2020:

2020.09.??: Explore's Twitter video of 812 yawning and sitting on the lip, posted 9/18/2020. "Show us a lazier yawn. We'll wait."

2020.09.01: 812 welcomes "Vincent, Little Sub, Little Bear", 9/1/2020 video by mckate.

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1 Sep 2020- 812 Welcomes Vincent

Video by mckate

2020.09.02: Mckate's 9/2/2020 video, "Vincent, Little Sub, Little Bear"is not afraid to play with 812.

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2 Sep 2020- Vincent Not Afraid to Play with 812

Video by mckate

2020.09.03: 812 gives "Vincent, Little Sub, Little Bear" a unique greeting, 9/3/2020 video by mckate.

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3 Sep 2020- 812 Gives Vincent a Unique Greeting

Video by mckate

2020.09.04: 9/4/2020 video by mckate of 812 and 820 playing.

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4 Sep 2020- Hey, 812. I'm Back!-2

Video by mckate

2020.09.05: Brooks Camp visitor and cam viewer Lee Pastewka (aka RiverPA) captured three 9/5/2020 photos of 812, #1, #2 and #3.

Please request Lee's (aka RiverPA )  permission prior to using her photographs !

151 Walker plays dirty with 812, 9/5/2020 video by mckate. "Hanging onto 812's face for 30 seconds until he had to rip it away was pretty aggressive. Walker may soon come to regret that he didn't treat 812 more kindly in his youth."

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5 Sep 2020- 151 Plays Dirty

Video by mckate

9/5/2020 video by Lani H, 812 bluff charges 856, but then runs quickly away.

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812 bluff charges 856, but then runs quickly away 9-5-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.09.07: 812 (left) is seen playing with 820 (right) in this 9/7/2020 photo by Lee Pastewka (aka RiverPA).

Please request Lee's (aka RiverPA )  permission prior to using her photographs !

812 arrives at the falls to find 820 in his spot, 9/7/2020 video by mckate.

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7 Sep 2020- May I Join You?

Video by mckate

2020.09.09: Photo of 812 taken on 9/9/2020 by Lee Pastewka (aka RiverPA).

Please request Lee's (aka RiverPA )  permission prior to using her photographs !

Mckate's 9/9/2020 video, 812 finds a stick. "The second best thing to fish in his book. It didn't look like he had much luck in trying to break it into two."

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9 Sep 2020- 812 Finds a Stick

Video by mckate

2020.09.10: 151 Walker harasses 812, 9/10/2020 video by mckate. "When 812 reaches out like that, I wonder if it's an effort to block blows or a way of calming the other bear? He also did it with Lefty when they had their kerfuffle on the lip."

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10 Sep 2020- 151 Harasses 812

Video by mckate

2020.09.11: Ratna Narayan's 9/11/2020 video of 812 fishing and sitting on the lip.

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812 11th sept 2020

Video by Ratna Narayan

2020.09.12: 856 (far) and 812 (near) fish in the office, 9/12/2020 video by Ratna Narayan.

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856 and 812 in the office sept 12th 2020-2

Video by Ratna Narayan

2020.09.12-09.17: Theresa Bielawski shared six photos of 812 on 6/13/2021, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6. "Happy Sunday all. Here are some shots of 812 from Sept 2020 - I don't think I have posted any of him yet." Theresa Bielawski shared 3 additional 9/12-9/17/2020 photos of 812 on 2/13/2022, #1, #2 and #3.

Please request Theresa Bielawski's permission prior to using her photographs!

2020.09.13: 812 welcomes 274 Overflow to the falls, 9/13/2020 video by mckate.

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13 Sep 2020- 812 Welcomes 274 Overflow

Video by mckate

2020.09.14: 9/14/2020 video by mckate, 812 finds "Vincent, Little Bear, Little Sub" immovable from the jacuzzi.

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14 Sep 2020- 812 Finds Vincent Immovable

Video by mckate

2020.09.15: 820 and 812 goof around at the falls, 9/15/2020 video by mckate.

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15 Aug 2020- 820 and 812 Goof Around

Video by mckate

2020.09.17: Hey Princess 9/17/2020 video, 812 greets and plays with 503.

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812 greets and plays with 503 09.17.20

Video by Hey Princess

2020.09.18: 812 hits up 820 for scraps, 9/18/2020 video by mckate.

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18 Sep 2020- 812 Hits Up 820 for Scraps-2

Video by mckate

2020.09.19: Hey Princess 9/19/2020 video of 503 and 812 play fighting.

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503 and 812 play fighting 09.19.20

Video by Hey Princess

2020.09.22: 812 around the falls, 9/22/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 around the falls 9-22-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.09.27: 856 (far) and 812 (near) in the far pool, 9/27/2020 video by Lani H.

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856 and 812 in the far pool 9-27-2020-2

Video by Lani H

2020.09.29: Mckate's 9/29/2020 video, 812 greets ?905.

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29 Sep 2020- 812 Greets 905

Video by mckate

2020.09.30: 812 (near) and 474 (far) fish in the far pool, 9/30/2020 video by Lani H. 812 is not hesitant to fish near the larger, older boars but is cautious.

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812 and 474 in the far pool 9-30-2020-2

Video by Lani H


October 2020:

812 October 2020 NPS photo 2022 Bears of Brooks River book page 83

2020.10.??: LunaCre shared her October 2020 gif of 812, "812's Fast Feet."

Gif by LunaCre

2020.10.01: 812 fishes in the far pool, 10/1/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 in the far pool 10-1-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.10.02: Lani H 10/2/2020 video, 812 has words with and backs up 602.

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812 has words with 602 10-2-2020-2

Video by Lani H

2020.10.03: 812 charges his best friend 821, 10/3/2020 video by Hey Princess.

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812 charges his bff 821 10.03.20-2

Video by Hey Princess

Lani H 10/3/2020 video of 812's kerfuffle with 821.

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812 has a kerfuffle with 821 10-3-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.10.04: 10/4/2020 video by Hey Princess. 474 (near) and 812 fish in the far pool.

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474 and 812 in the far pool 10.04.20-2

Video by Hey Princess

2020.10.05: 812 fishes with 480 Otis, 10/5/2020 video by Hey Princess.

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480 Otis and 812 at the falls 10.05.20-2

Video by Hey Princess

812 (near) fishes with 503 (far) in the far pool, 10/5/2020 video by Lani H.

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503 and 812 in the far pool 10-5-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.10.06: 602 moves 812 out of the far pool, 10/6/2020 video by mckate. "I think hyperphagia is making for some cranky bears. I didn't see what all preceded this, but it looked like 812 was nervousing around, moving back and forth between the far pool and the J, and then made a move towards 602's favorite spot in the office."

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6 Oct 2020- 602 Moves 812 Out of Far Pool

Video by mckate

2020.10.07: 812 and 602 play fighting at the falls, 10/7/2020 video by Hey Princess.

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812 and 602 play fighting 10.07.20

Video by Hey Princess

2020.10.08: Lani H 10/8/2020 video, 812 and 602 play in the office.

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812 and 602 play in the office 10-8-2020-2

Video by Lani H

2020.10.09: 812 sitting on the rock at the falls, 10/9/2020 video by Hey Princess.

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812 sitting on the rock at the falls 10.09.20

Video by Hey Princess

2020.10.10: Becky Osberg 10/10/2020 video of 602 losing his temper with 812.

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Falls View-602 loses temper with 812-Oct 10th 2020-2

Video by Becky Osberg

2020.10.11: An unknown bear chases off 274 Overflow and then plays with 812, 10/11/2020 video by Lani H.

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??? chases off 274 Overflow then plays with 812 10-11-2020-2

Video by Lani H

2020.10.12: 10/12/2020 snapshot by mbshetz of 812 sitting in the far pool.

2020.10.13: 812 and "Vincent, Little Bear, Little Sub" pass the time with a little play, 10/13/2020 video by mckate.

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13 Oct 2020- 812 and Vincent Pass the Time with a Little Play

Video by mckate

2020.10.14: Lani H 10/14/2020 video, 812 follows 907 at the falls.

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812 follows 907 10-14-2020-2

Video by Lani H

2020.10.15: 812 enjoys his meal on a rock, 10/15/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 enjoying a meal 10-15-2020

Video by Lani H


2020.10.16: Mckate's 10/16/2020 video of 602 and 812 having a little love in.

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16 Oct 2020- 602 and 812 Have a Little Love In-2

Video by mckate

2020.10.17: 812 fishes alone and does a triple pounce in the far pool, 10/17/2020 video by Becky Osberg.

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812 fishes alone, does a triple pounce in far pool-Oct 17th 2020

Video by Becky Osberg

2020.10.18: 602 (far) and 812 (near) fish the far pool, 10/18/2020 video by Lani H.

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602 and 812 in the far pool 10-18-2020-2

Video by Becky Osberg


2020.10.19: CamOp Scout's 10/19/2020 snapshot of 812 in the far pool.

2020.10.20: 602 and 812 at their usual fishing spots, 10/20/2020 video by Hey Princess.

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602 and 812 at their usual fishing spots 10.20.20-2

Video by Hey Princess

2020.10.21: Lani H's 10/21/2020 video of 812 (near) and 474 (far) fishing the far pool.

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474 and 812 in the far pool 10-21-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.10.22: 812 fishes his usual spot in the far pool, 10/22/2020 video by Lani H.

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812 in the far pool 10-22-2020

Video by Lani H


Elanya's 10/22/2020 snapshot of 812, "812 really captured my heart this last year. I was glad he was one of the last bears on the river, though I don't have any great snaps of him in November, here is a classic "Tongue out Today" (He's got the spirit but days of the weeks are a hard for a bear to track) from Oct 22 2020." a_lisa shared three 10/22/2020 snapshots of 812, #1, #2 and #3.

2020.10.23: Mckate's 10/23/2020 video "The one that got away. This fish still had some life in it! 812 was in disbelief."

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23 Oct 2020- The One That Got Away

Video by mckate

2020.10.24: 602 (far) and 812 (near fish the far pool, 10/24/2020 video by Hey Princess.

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602 and 812 in the far pool 10.24.20-2

Video by Hey Princess

2020.10.25: 812 tells 99 to move back, 10/25/2020 video by mckate. "What you could only see very distantly from the riffles cam was that 99 made a beeline for 812 when he caught a fish. 812, not being one to share, jumped 99 who still really refused to completely back off. 99 is in the habit of walking up to his brothers 912 and 913 and getting the scraps no questions asked. That strategy doesn't work too well with 812."

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25 Oct 2020- 812 Tells 99 to Move Back-3

Video by mckate

2020.10.26: 602 chases 812 out of the far pool, 10/26/2020 video by Lani H.

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602 chases 812 out of the far pool 10-26-2020-2

Video by Lani H

2020.10.28: 812 at his usual post in the far pool, 10/28/2020 video by mckate. "He's a very dependable fellow."

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28 Oct 2020- 812 at His Post

Video by mckate

812 walks by 708 Amelia and yearlings, 10/28/2020 video by Lani H.

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708 Amelia and yearlings 812 walks by 10-28-2020

Video by Lani H

2020.10.30: 812 enjoys his catch, 10/30/2020 video by Hey Princess.

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812 enjoys his catch 10.30.20

Video by Hey Princess

Lani H 10/30/2020 video of 812 and 602 in the office.

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812 and 602 in the office (Explore.org 10-30-2020)-2

Video by Lani H

2020.10.31: 812 scouts the falls, 10/31/2020 video by Hey Princess.

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812 scouts the falls 10.31.20

Video by Hey Princess


November 2020:

2020.11.01: 812 roams the falls, 11/1/2020 video by Lani H.