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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:

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Distinctive Behaviors:

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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.  

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

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 .  

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

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:

2018.07.25:  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:  812 with 909 and 910 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

​​​​​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

2018.08.24:  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

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

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 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

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)

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

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:

2018.10.08:  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

For Future Use

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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