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812 September 14-17, 2018 by Ratna Narayan

Subadult 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:

One Naughty Bear Cub 2015 video by Donna Archer-1

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:

2015.07.08:  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).

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

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:

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

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):

11 July 2015 LR 402 & Quads by Donna T

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:

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

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:

402's cub talking July 14, 2015 by Rockatte

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.

Mom 402 & Cubs 2015 10 05 by Victoria White

Mom 402 & Cubs 2015 10 05 by Victoria White

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:

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

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.  

2016.06.30:  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.:

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

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

July 2016:

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.

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

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

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:

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

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

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.:

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

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

2017:  2.5 Year-Old Subadult Male

812 photos

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

812 photos fall

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).:

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

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).:

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

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.:

07.20

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

August 2017:  

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

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

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)."

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

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 :

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.:

812 July 1 - October 21, 2018 by JG

812 July 1 - October 21, 2018 by JG

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

Bear 812 2018 Season by Deanna Dittloff

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.:

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

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.

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

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

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.

07.03

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!


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

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

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

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.:

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

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 .:

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

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.:

812 fishing style 2018 07 27 10 34 00 877

812 fishing style 2018 07 27 10 34 00 877

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

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

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.

30 Jul 2018 812 Shares with Spot, video by mckate

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.

"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.":

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.:

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

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!

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

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.

30 Aug 2018 812 and 903 Wrestle, video by mckate

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

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.:

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

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

2018.09.04:   

812, 503 Cubadult, 719, and 804 (Little Lip Fisher) video by Birgitt:

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

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:

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

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.:

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

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

812 bluff charges 503 Cubadult video by LaniH:

812 bluff charges 503 9 4 2018 by Lani H

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:

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

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

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

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

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.:

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

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.:

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

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

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

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

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 ).:

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

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

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

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.

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

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 :

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

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.:

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

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

2018.09.24:  812 video by mckate:

24 Sep 2018 812 Takes a Short Break by mckate

24 Sep 2018 812 Takes a Short Break by mckate

Cam viewer Scooch captured this snapshot and composed a little poem:

"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:

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

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:

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

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.

2 Oct 2018 812 Plays with 602, video by mckate

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.

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

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.:
Bear 812 2019 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

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 ).:

July 2019:  

2019.07.15:  812 chases 901 video by mckate.:

15 Jul 2019 812 Chases 901 by mckate-0

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.:

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

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. 

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

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.:

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

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

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

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

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

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.:

28 Jul 2019 Nine Bears by mckate-2

28 Jul 2019 Nine Bears by mckate-2

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 ).:

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

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.:

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

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.:

3 Aug 2019 854 Rescues 812 from 151 by mckate

3 Aug 2019 854 Rescues 812 from 151 by mckate

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

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

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

806 and 812 chow down video by mckate.:

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

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.:

8 Aug 2019 812 Makes Reverse Lip Catch by mckate

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.

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

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.

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

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

812 waits patiently on the lip video by mckate.:

15 Aug 2019 812 Waits Patiently on the Lip by mckate

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

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.:

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

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

812 moving log in far pool video by Cruiser;

812 moving log in far pool Aug 18 2019 by Cruiser

812 moving log in far pool Aug 18 2019 by Cruiser

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

19 Aug 2019 284 Electra Charges 812 by mckate

19 Aug 2019 284 Electra Charges 812 by mckate

2019.08.20:  747 watches 812 fish video by mckate.:

20 Aug 2019 747 Watches 812 Fish by mckate-0

20 Aug 2019 747 Watches 812 Fish by mckate-0

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

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

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.

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

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.:

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

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

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

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

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.:

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

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.:

25 Aug 2019 This is 812 by mckate

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.:

27 Aug 2019 812 Greets 821 by mckate

27 Aug 2019 812 Greets 821 by mckate

812 daydreams video by mckate.:

27 Aug 2019 812 Daydreams by mckate

27 Aug 2019 812 Daydreams by mckate

2019.08.30:  812 and 747 video by Ratna Narayan.:

812 and 747 August 30, 2019 by Ratna Narayan

812 and 747 August 30, 2019 by Ratna Narayan

2019.08.31:  812 startles 907 video by mckate.:

31 Aug 2019 812 Startles 907 by mckate

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 ).:

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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 ).:

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McKate captured this video of 812:playing with 821.:
8 Sep 2019 812 and 821 Play in the J by mckate

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

812 and 821 play fighting video by Ratna.:

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

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

812 makes 747 nervous video by mckate.:

8 Sep 2019 812 Makes 747 Nervous by mckate-0

8 Sep 2019 812 Makes 747 Nervous by mckate-0

2019.09.11:  812 and 503 reunite video by mckate:

11 Sep 2019 Brothers Reunite 812 and 503 Cubadult

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).:

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

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.:

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

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

2019.09.13:  Bonnie Hankins captured this photograph of 32 Chunk (near) with 812 (far) (p 01/04/2020 09:31 ).:

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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." 

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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.

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

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

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

October 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.:

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

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

812 approaches the falls video by Casper Pike.:

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

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.:

15 Jul 2019 812 Chases 901 by mckate-1

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.:

11 Oct 2019 480 and 812 Fish in Twilight by mckate

11 Oct 2019 480 and 812 Fish in Twilight by mckate

2020:  5.5 Year-Old (Subadult of Young Adult) Male

June 2020:

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

27 Jun 2020 812 Arrives by mckate-0

27 Jun 2020 812 Arrives by mckate-0

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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


Known Courting & Mating:

There is no known courting and mating information on 812 as of the 2018 season.

Known Relatives:

Mother:  402 , Speculated:

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.

Father:  Unknown

Littermates:  811 (Female) , Speculated

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.

402 had a litter of 4 spring cubs in 2015.  When 402 was last observed in the Fall of 2015, all four spring cubs remained with the family group.  In June 2016, 402 returned to the Brooks River with 3 remaining yearlings.  One of those 3 remaining yearlings was lost sometime between June 17, 2016 and June 19, 2016.  402 was observed on June 19, 2016 with two remaining yearlings.  811 is the only suspected surviving littermate of 812.  

Maternal Grandmother:  209 Beauty

Maternal Grandfather:  24 BB (aka Bald Butt)

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

2016:  No Known Genetics Study Samples Obtained

There were no known genetics study samples obtained from 812 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2016.

2017:  No Known Genetics Study Samples Obtained

There were no known genetics study samples obtained from 812 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2017.

2018:  Need Information From Ranger Saxton

We are awaiting 2018 genetics study informaiton from Ranger Michael Saxton.

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