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NOSTRIL BEAR 813 PIC 2014.09.xx NPS PHOTO 2015 BoBr PG 46 02

813 Nostril Bear September 2014 NPS photo 2015 Bears of Brooks River book page 46

Adult Female

Year First Observed:  2004 as a Subadult

Known Offspring Of:  Unknown

Known Litters of Cubs: 2 (2014 & 2018)

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  None Known



Identification:

2015 - 2018 Bears of Brooks River books: 813 is an average-sized female bear. In July, she has brown, evenly colored fur that can sometimes be ragged in appearance.  In the fall, her fur is also brown but appears less ragged. Her most distinctive feature is her oddly shaped nostrils.

Distinctive Behaviors:

2015 - 2018 Bears of Brooks River books: This bear has infrequently used Brooks River during her adult life. When she was a subadult she was documented along the river more consistently. Bears can use their curiosity and powerful sense of smell to find and exploit new food resources. It is likely that she has found another place to fish during those years. When she is at Brooks River, she will fish at the falls in July as well as the cut bank and lower river. This bear typically does not use areas with high human use. 813 Nostril Bear has been observed diving for fish .

813 Nostril Bear was not observed during official bear monitoring sessions in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Life History:

2004: Subadult Female, 1st Year Identified & Classified

813 Nostril Bear was initially observed and classified as a subadult in 2004.

2005:  Subadult Female

July 2005:

813 Nostril Bear was observed using the Brooks River in July 2005.

Fall 2005:

813 Nostril Bear was observed using the Brooks River in the fall of 2005.

2006:  

July 2006:

813 Nostril Bear was observed using the Brooks River in July 2006.

Fall 2006:

813 Nostril Bear was observed using the Brooks River in the fall of 2006.

2007:

July 2007:

2007.07.14:  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 813 Nostril Bear.

Fall 2007:

813 Nostril Bear was observed using the Brooks River in the fall of 2007.

2008:  

July 2008:

813 Nostril Bear was observed using the Brooks River in July 2008.

Fall 2008:

813 Nostril Bear was observed using the Brooks River in the fall of 2008.

2009:

July 2009:

2009.07.07:  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 813 Nostril Bear.

2010:  

Fall 2010:

813 Nostril Bear was observed using the Brooks River in the fall of 2010.

2013:

July 2013:

2013.07.20:  Ranger Jeanne's photo of 813 Nostril Bear.

2014: Adult Female with 3 Spring Cubs, 1st Known Litter

813 Nostril Bear returned to the Brooks River with 3 spring cubs, her 1st known litter.  813 Nostril Bear lost one of these 3 offspring sometime between fall of 2014 and spring of 2015.

June 2014:

2014.06.19:  813 Nostril Bear was observed with her 3 spring cubs.

July 2014:

2014.07.18:  Ranger Jeanne's photos (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) of 813 Nostril Bear and her 3 spring cubs. Ebbandflow99 captured this video of 813 Nostril Bear and her 3 spring cubs.

14-0718 unidentified female with 3 spring cubs by ebbandflow99 (813 Nostril Bear) July 18, 2014

14-0718 unidentified female with 3 spring cubs by ebbandflow99 (813 Nostril Bear) July 18, 2014

September 2014:

2014.09.03:  Sue Erickson captured this photo of 813 Nostril Bear and her 3 spring cubs.

2014.09.04:  DTB captured this video of 813 Nostril Bear and her 3 spring cubs as they passed by on the beach at Brooks Visitors Centre during the live chat with Rangers..:

4 September Sow (813) & 3 COY during Live Chat by DTB

4 September Sow (813) & 3 COY during Live Chat by DTB

CaliDervish photographed 813 and her 3 spring cubs on the beach, 9/4/2014.

2014.09.07:  Ranger Jeanne's photos (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 813 Nostril Bear and her 3 spring cubs.

2014.09.14:  Ranger Jeanne's photos (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 813 Nostril Bear and her 3 spring cubs.

2014.09.15:  Ranger Jeanne's photos (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 & #13 ) of 813 Nostril Bear and her 3 spring cubs.

Donna T. Bennett captured this video of 813 Nostril Bear diving for fish with her 3 spring cubs watching from the bank of the river.:

I like her style. Bear 813 and Triplets September 15, 2014 by Donna T

I like her style. Bear 813 and Triplets September 15, 2014 by Donna T. Bennett

2014.09.22:  813 Nostril Bear with 2 of her 3 spring cubs photo by Sue Petterson.

October 2014:

2014.10.08:  813 Nostril Bear charges another bear on the spit in the gif by PhotoBearsBry.:

2015: Adult Female with 2 Remaining Yearlings

813 Nostril Bear was included in the Adult Females section of the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book on page 46:

2015 Season:

813 Nostril Bear returned to the Brooks River with 2 remaining yearlings from her 2014 litter of 3 spring cubs.  813 Nostril Bear lost one her three 2014 offspring sometime between fall of 2014 and spring of 2015.  One of these two remaining yearlings was quite a bit smaller than the other and the smaller of the two yearlings was darker than the larger one.

July 2015:

2015.07.22:  Mocha captured this photo of 813 Nostril Bear's two remaining yearlings.:

September 2015:

2015.09.10:  813 Nostril Bear and her two remaining yearlings were observed at Lake Brooks. 2015.09.20: Is this 813 Nostril Bear with her 2 yearlings on 9/20/2015? Video by Linda R. Jett.

Nostril Bear with 2 Cubs 2015 09 20 10 39 47, video by Linda R

Nostril Bear with 2 Cubs 2015 09 20 10 39 47, video by Linda R. Jett

2016: 813 Nostril Bear Not Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions

813 Nostril Bear was included in the Adult Females section of the 2016 Bears of Brooks River book on page 55.:

2016 Season:

813 Nostril Bear was not observed during official 2016 season bear monitoring sessions.

2017: 813 Nostril Bear Not Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions

813 Nostril Bear was included in the Adult Females section of the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book on page 59.:

2017 Season:

813 Nostril Bear was not observed during official 2017 bear monitoring sessions.

2018: Adult Female with 2 Spring Cubs, 2nd Known Litter, Partially Missing Left Ear and Possible Face & Jaw Injury

813 Nostril Bear was included in the Adult Females section of the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book on page 61.:

2018 Season:

813 Nostril Bear returned to the Brooks River with her 2nd known litter of cubs, 2 spring cubs. While both spring cubs were very small, one was visibly larger than the other.  813 Nostril Bear also had a partially missing left ear.  Ranger Tammy Carmack was also able to observe 813 Nostril Bear and her two tiny spring cubs.  Tammy said from her observations it seemed like more than just 813 Nostril Bear's ear, she said it looked as though something had happened that might have affected that side of her face. She noticed something also off with her jaw.  Ranger Russ Taylor observed this family group on a few occasions and commented that it definitely seemed as though 813 Nostril Bear was favoring her right side.

July 2018:

2018.07.??:  Ranger Russ Taylor's September 14, 2018 13:12 comment re:  Ranger Tammy Carmack's list of bears observed during official July 2018 bear monitoring sessions.  813 Nostril Bear and her 2 spring cubs were only observed twice during official bear monitoring sessions.:

"For those who were asking, and interested. Here's a list from Ranger Tammy on her viewing sessions for July.

Here's a list of bears NOT seen in session more than 3x:

39's 3 offspring seen twice
51 seen once
482 3 COY seen twice
813 2 COY seen twice
A dark boar came through once (didn't recognize)

Bears seen 3x or more in session:

32, 39, 83, 89, 94 3 COY, 128, 128 subadult male, 128 subadult female, Male 2YO possibly 128 or 854's, 132 2 COY then 1 COY, 151, 171, 261, 274, 284, 284's subadult female, 402 4 COY, 409, 409's subadult female, 409's subadult female, 435 2 Yearling, 451 3 Yearling, 477, 480, 503, 504, 603, 610, 634, 708, 708's subadult male, 708's subadult female, 717, 719, 747, 755, 775, 801, 803, 804, 807, 811, 812, 820, 821, 831, 854, 856, UNK Adult Male, UNK Adult Female. Possible 171 offspring, sex unknown, Another unknown sub sex unknown

That's the info I have avail for July. Numbers probably won't happen until I'm back in King Salmon.

See ya out watching bears!

That's it from Tammy for July. Hope this gives some clarification on who we've seen this summer. -Ranger Russ

2018.07.??:  Cam viewer Mazey discovered these two July 2018 photos (#1 and #2 ) by Park Wonders of 813 Nostril Bear and her two spring cubs.


2018.07.21:  813 Nostril Bear and her two spring cubs video by Lani H.:

813 Nostril Bear and two coy 7 21 2018 by Lani H

813 Nostril Bear and two coy 7 21 2018 by Lani H

On July 28, 2018 at 09:02 Ranger Russ commented and shared these two July 21, 2018 photos (#1 & #2 ) of 813 Nostril Bear and her 2 spring cubs.:

Ranger Russ Taylor shared this July 21, 2018 photo of 813 Nostril Bear with her two spring cubs.:

2018.07.22:  Ranger Andrew LaValle commented on July 22, 2018 at 09:17 re: 813 Nostril Bear is the sow with two very small spring cubs that has been seen recently.:

2018.07.27:  Ranger Russ Taylor commented on July 27, 2018 at 10:48 during a comment chat:

In response to:  "Has 813 Nostril Bear been seen again, if so could you say is it just her ear that is drooping down or did she have some sort of head injury, it was very hard to tell the one time we saw her on cams."

Ranger Russ Taylor's 10:48 reply:  "From what Tammy said from her observations it seemed like more than just her ear, she said it looked as though something had happened that might have affected that side of her face. She noticed something also off with her jaw.

She has not been seen again. It seems as though she's one of bears that was just passing through. Maybe we'll see her again in the fall."

2018.07.28:  Ranger Russ Taylor captured these two July 28, 2018 photos (#1 & #2) of 813 Nostril Bear and her two spring cubs and shared them in the bearcam comments on July 30, 2018.:

On July 28, 2018 at 17:18 Ranger Russ Taylor commented that 813 Nostril Bear with her two spring cubs in tow were.  At 17:20 Ranger Russ commented that 813 was moving at a quick clip along the beach heading towards the river.

Also on July 28, 2018, Tim Garland (Garland Photography) captured 813 and her 2 spring cubs on the lower river. The family can be viewed in Tim's "Bear 813" album.

Fall 2018:

2018.??.??:  Ranger Russ Taylor's November 9, 2018 13:25 comment with Ranger Leslie Skora's 2018 offical July 2018 and Fall 2018 bears observed list.  813 Nostril Bear and her two spring cubs were observed the required 3 or more times during official Fall 2018 bear monitoring sessions.:

"Straight from the keyboard of our bear biologist.

Here are the bear totals for Brooks River 2018.

July: 52 independent bears

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

Fall: 45 independent bears

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

2019:  Adult Female with 2 Yearlings

June 2019:

2019.06.28:  813 Nostril bear and her 2 yearlings returned to Brooks Camp on 6/28/2019. The 813 family can be viewed in the riffles, video by Birgitt.

813 Nostril Bear & 2 Yearlings in the Riffles 2019-06-28 22-30-05-439, video by Birgitt

813 Nostril Bear & 2 Yearlings in the Riffles 2019-06-28 22-30-05-439, video by Birgitt

2019.06.29:  813 Nostril Bear and her 2 cubs attempted to fish the lip on 6/29/2019. One of the cubs slipped off the lip but was able to swim ashore as 813 rushed to check on it, 6/29/2019 video by Erum Chad.

Bear sow 813 Nostril cub went over the falls Katmai 2019 06 29, video by Erum Chad

Bear sow 813 Nostril cub went over the falls Katmai 2019 06 29, video by Erum Chad

Scooch shared three 6/29/2019 gifs of 813 Nostril Bear's yearling sliding off the falls on 4/28/2020, #1, #2 and #3.

Later in the evening for reasons unknown, 813 Nostril Bear and her cubs were observed up a tree by the Brooks Falls platform. After remaining there for a number of hours, they climbed down safely and left the falls area, 6/29/2019 video by Arlene Beech.

Mom (813) and cubs in tree. Brooks Falls. 29 June 2019, video by Arlene Beech

Mom (813) and cubs in tree. Brooks Falls. 29 June 2019, video by Arlene Beech.

Scooch shared a 6/29/2019 gif of the 813 family up the tree on 4/28/2020.

Truman Everts shared this 6/29/2019 photo of 813 Nostril Bear's smallest yearling treed near the falls on 6/2/2020. "Here's 813's smaller yearling...tree'd near the falls, and (seemingly...anthropomorphizing is bad) a little scared..." Truman Everts shared this 6/29/2019 photo of 813 Nostril Bear and 1 of 2 yearlings on 6/2/2020. "813 is almost instantly at the foot of the tree, to protect her little yearling (previous post). I absolutely love the content of this moment: 813 is a beautiful bear and she's in full protection mode."

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

2019.06.30:  Truman Everts shared this 6/30/2019 photo of 813 Nostril Bear and her 2 yearlings on 5/4/2020.

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

July 2019:

2019.07.03:  Lani H captured 7/3/2019 video of 813 Nostril Brear at the Falls with her 2 yearlings. One of the yearlings climbs a tree to eat its fish.

813 Nostril Bear and yearlings, one yearling climbs tree to eat 7 3 2019, video by Lani H

813 Nostril Bear and yearlings, one yearling climbs tree to eat 7 3 2019, video by Lani H

2019.07.05:  Truman Everts captured this photograph of 813 Nostril Bear's 2 yearlings on July 5, 2019 at 20:56 (p 12/09/19 03:21 ). Truman Everts shared this 7/5/2019 photo of 813 Nostril Bear's "two adorable yearling cubs" on 4/15/2020. Truman Everts shared 7/5/2019 photos of 813 Nostril Bear and her 2 yearlings on 5/4/2020 (2, 3, 4, 5 ),Photos  #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5. Truman Everts shared a 7/5/2019 photo of 813 Nostril Bear and 1 of 2 yearlings on 5/9/2020. Truman Everts shared this 7/5/2019 photo of 813 Nostril Bear's smallest of 2 yearlings on 5/16/2020. "The smaller, precious little yearling of 813. in July '19..." Truman Everts shared this 7/5/2019 photo of 813 Nostil Bear and 1 of her 2 yearlings on 6/11/2020. "I'll save you Mom!!!"One of 813's two yearling cubs bravely breaks focus to valiantly rescue the (apparently un-endanger'd) sow..."

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

August 2019:  

2019.08.04:  813 Nostril Bear and her yearlings on Spit Road video by mckate.:

4 Aug 2019 813s Walk the Spit Road by mckate

4 Aug 2019 813s Walk the Spit Road by mckate

Note:   The Lower River East Cam was turned off on 10/1/2019 so there was no view of the spit. LR, RW and the UW cam were turned off on 10/10/2019. Sows and cubs may have still been at Brooks Camp after those dates.

2020:  Adult Female

For future use.

How 813 Nostril Bear Got Her Nickname:

813 Nostril Bear's nickname was inspired by her oddly shaped nostrils.

Known Courting & Mating:

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Known Litters of Cubs:

1st Known Litter, 3 Spring Cubs:

2014: 3 Spring Cubs, 1st Known Litter

2015: 2 Remaining Yearlings

2nd Known Litter, 2 Spring Cubs:

2018: 2 Spring Cubs, 2nd Known Litter

2019: For Future Use (Yearlings from 2018 Litter)

Known Relatives:

There are no known relatives of 813 Nostril Bear at this time.

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

2016: None Known

813 Nostril Bear was not observed during official 2016 bear monitoring sessions. It is unlikely that known genetics study samples were obtained on 813 Nostril Bear that season. If Ranger Michael Saxton did obtain genetics study samples from 813 in 2016, that information is not available to us at this time.

2017: None Known

813 Nostril Bear was not observed during official 2017 bear monitoring sessions. It is unlikely that known genetics study samples were obtained on 813 Nostril Bear that season. If Ranger Michael Saxton did obtain genetics study samples from 813 in 2016, that information is not available to us at this time.

2018: None Known, Awaiting Information from Rangers

2018 genetics study sampling information from Ranger Michael Saxton is not available to us at this time; we are awaiting information from the rangers.

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