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821 PIC 2018.07.07 MIKE FITZ POSTED 2018.07.21

821 July 7, 2018 Photo courtesy of Mike Fitz. Please request Mike's permission prior to using his photo!

Male Subadult (2017 & 2018 Seasons)

Year First Identified:  2017 as an independent 2.5 year-old subadult

Offspring Of:  There is speculation in the 2017 bear monitoring notes that 821 is the darker 2015 male offspring of 504, however there is no way to really confirm link between subadults to their mothers and siblings without DNA results.

Genetics Study Samples:  There are no known darting attempts by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2016 or 2017 for the genetics study.


Identification:

This sudadult is believed to be the male offspring from 504's 2015 litter; the darker of the two cubs from that litter.  Some cam viewers offen referred to this 504 offspring by the cam viewer given nickname "Pepper". 

On July 11, 2018 Mike Fitz informs cam viewers that the bear monitoring identification number assigned to the darker male offspring from 504's 2015 litter is 821.  Here is the link to Birgitt's snip of the bearcam comment thread. 

Distinctive Behaviors:

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Life History:

2015:  Spring Cub with 504 & 2 Littermates, 1 Female Littermate btb 831, Speculated

821 is believed to be the darker 2015 male offspring of 504.  If that is the case, 821 was a spring cub in 2015.

Fall 2015:

Laura Lyn Photography captured this photo of 504 with her 3 spring cubs in the Fall of 2015.  821 is believed to be one of those spring cubs.

September 2015:

2015.09.23:  504 with ther 3 spring cubs video by Mickey Williams.  One of these spring cubs is believed to be 821:

Unidentified sow with 3 coy's 9 23 15, 10am by Mickey Williams (504 with 3 spring cubs btb 821 831)

Unidentified sow with 3 coy's 9 23 15, 10am by Mickey Williams (504 with 3 spring cubs btb 821 831)

504 with her 3 spring cubs video by Mickey Williams.  One of these spring cubs is believed to be 821.:
2 Unidentified sow with 3 coy's Sept 23, 2015 Brooks River Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams (504 with 3 spring cubs btb 821 831)

2 Unidentified sow with 3 coy's Sept 23, 2015 Brooks River Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams (504 with 3 spring cubs btb 821 831)

504 with her 3 spring cubs video by Mickey Williams.  One of these spring cubs is believed to be 821.:

Third video of unidentified sow with 3 cubs 9 23 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams (504 with 3 spring cubs btb 821 831)

Third video of unidentified sow with 3 cubs 9 23 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams (504 with 3 spring cubs btb 821 831)

October 2015:

2015.10.17:  504 with her 3 spring cubs video by Mickey Williams.  Two of these offspring are believed to be 821 and 831.  

Unidentified Mom with 3 cubs At Brooks Falls 10 17 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams (504 w 3 COY btb 821 831)

Unidentified Mom with 3 cubs At Brooks Falls 10 17 15 Katmai National Park by Mickey Williams (504 w 3 COY btb 821 831)

2015.10.19:  Video from approximately 10:08 AM by Mickey Williams of 504 with her 3 spring cubs (two of those offspring are believed to be 821 & 831).:

10 08 am AKDT Mom&3 cubs Katmai National Park10-19-15 by Mickey Williams (btb 504 w 3 COY 821 831)

10 08 am AKDT Mom&3 cubs Katmai National Park10-19-15 by Mickey Williams (btb 504 w 3 COY 821 831)

Video from approximately 10:12 AM by Mickey Williams of 504 with her 3 spring cubs (two of those offspring are believed to be 821 & 831).

10 12 am AKDT Mom & 3 cubs at Falls Katmai National Patk 10 19 15 by Mickey Williams (btb 504 w 3 COY 821 831)

10 12 am AKDT Mom & 3 cubs at Falls Katmai National Patk 10 19 15 by Mickey Williams (btb 504 w 3 COY 821 831)

2016:  Yearling with 504 & Female Littermate 831, Speculated

821, beleived to be the darker 2015 male offspring of 504, would have been 504's yearling in 2016.

July 2016:

2016.07.24:  This video by StMango is believed to be 504 and her two yearlings (821 & 831):

Sow with 2 cubs (id?) 2016 07 24 11 13 18 018 by StMango (btb 504 w yearlings 821 & 831)

Sow with 2 cubs (id?) 2016 07 24 11 13 18 018 by StMango (btb 504 w yearlings 821 & 831)

This July 24, 2016 video by Erum Chad (aka Erie) is also believed to be 504 with ther two yearlings (821 & 831).:

Unknown Sow?94? with 2 yearlings RW 2016-07-24 by Erum Chad (aka Erie) (btb 504 with 2 yearlings 821 & 831)

Unknown Sow?94? with 2 yearlings RW 2016-07-24 by Erum Chad (aka Erie) (btb 504 with 2 yearlings 821 & 831)

August 2016:

2016.08.01:  This video by Pleiadians Bear is believed to be 504 with her two yearlings (821 & 831).:

Mom and Cubs August 1, 2016 by Pleiadians Bear (btb 504 w yearlings 821 & 831)

Mom and Cubs August 1, 2016 by Pleiadians Bear (btb 504 w yearlings 821 & 831)

This is another August 1, 2016 video by Pleiadians Bear that is believed to be 504 with her two yearlings (821 & 831).:
Bears August 1, 2016 by Pleiadians Bear (btb 504 w yearlings 821 & 831)

Bears August 1, 2016 by Pleiadians Bear (btb 504 w yearlings 821 & 831)


2016.08.13:  504 with her two yearlings being approached by a boar video by Melissa Freels.:

Unknown Sow 2 Cubs (504 & 2 yearlings), Approached by Male, August 13, 2016 by Melissa Freels

Unknown Sow 2 Cubs (504 & 2 yearlings), Approached by Male, August 13, 2016 by Melissa Freels

2016.08.20:  504 with her two yearlings video by Mickey Williams.:

6 30 pm 08 20 2016 mom ??? and cubs Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams (504 w 2 yearlings)

6 30 pm 08 20 2016 mom ??? and cubs Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams (504 w 2 yearlings)

September 2016:

2016.09.20:  Mickey Williams video of 504 with ther two yearlings (believed to be 821 and 831).:

10;?? 9.20

10;?? 9.20.16 504 and 2 cubs pass falls Katmai National Park and Explore by Mickey Williams (yearlings are btb 821 & 831)

2016.09.23:  Ratna's video of 504 with ther two yearlings (believed to be 821 and 831).:

Mom (charge???) and cubs on the side of the falls September 23, 2016 by Ratna 504 with her 2 yearlings (btb 821 & 831)

Mom (charge???) and cubs on the side of the falls September 23, 2016 by Ratna 504 with her 2 yearlings (btb 821 & 831)

October 2016:

2016.10.04:  Ratna's video of 504 with her two yearlings, now believed to be 821 and 831.:

Charge and the Yin yang chargettes October 4, 2016 by Ratna (yearlings btb 821 & 831)

Charge and the Yin yang chargettes October 4, 2016 by Ratna (yearlings btb 821 & 831)

2016.10.08:  Melissa Freels video of 504's yearlings, now believed to be 821 and 831.:

504 Cub Cuteness and Family Squabbles, October 8, 2016 by Melissa Freels

504 Cub Cuteness and Family Squabbles, October 8, 2016 by Melissa Freels

2016.10.12:  504 with her two yearlings video by Cheryl B.  The two yearlings are now believed to be 821 and 831.:

2016 10 12 13 35 48 504 & cubs by Cheryl B (yearlings are btb 821 & 831)

2016 10 12 13 35 48 504 & cubs by Cheryl B (yearlings are btb 821 & 831)

Another October 12, 2016 video by Cheryl B of 504 with her two yearlings that are now believed to be 821 & 831.:

2016 10 12 13 44 33 504's cubs by Cheryl B (yearling btb 821 & 831)

2016 10 12 13 44 33 504's cubs by Cheryl B (yearling btb 821 & 831)

2017:  2.5 Year-Old Newly Emancipated Subadult

821 would have been a 2.5 year-old newly independent subadult in 2017 if he is the 2015 offspring of 504 as suspected.  In 2017 821 was observed with a wound / scar on his right hip.  This helped to make him easily identifiable when observed in a position that the wound / scar was visible.

September 2017:

2017.09.??:  On October 9, 2017 Melissa Freels shared this photo of 610 (left) and 821 (right) .   Melissa's photo of 610 (left) and 821 (right).

2017.09.??:  On October 4, 2017 at 20:13 Lesleezee shared these photos (#1 & #2 ) from her September 2017 trip to Brooks Camp of 821 with 610.:

Please reqest Lesleezee's permission prior to using her photos!

On March 17, 2018 at 20:31, Lesleezee shared these September 2017 photos (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) of 821 from her trip to Brooks Camp.: Please reqest Lesleezee's permission prior to using her photos!

2017.09.06:  Ranger Dave shared this photo of this subadult 821 - 504's Male Subadult (darker 2015 offspring) 09/06/2017 NPS photo 1  

2017.09.05:  Melissa Freels photos (#1 & #2 ) of 610 (left) and 821, 504's darker male subadult aka "Pepper" (right).

2017.09.06:  Melissa Freels photos (#1 , #2  & #3 ) of 821, 504's darker male subadult aka "Pepper" (left) and 610 (right).  Melissa Freels photos (#1 & #2 ) of 610 (left) with 821, 504's darker male subadult aka "Pepper" (right).

2017.09.25:  Ranger Dave shared this photo of this subadult  821 - 504's Male Subadult (darker 2015 offspring) 09/25/2017 NPS photo 2 :

Please note:  The cause of the large wound on the right hip in the photos below is unknown.

2018:  3.5 Year-Old Subadult

821 would have been a 3.5 year-old subadult in 2018 if he is in fact the 2015 offspring of 504.

2018 Season:

JG created this video of snapshots believed to be 821 taken between July 6, 2018 and October 17, 2018.:

821 July 6 - October 17, 2018 by JG

821 July 6 - October 17, 2018 by JG

Deanne DIttloff (aka deelynnd) created this video of snapshots captured during the 2018 season that are believed to be 821 and 831.:

Salt and Pepper bears 831 and 821 2018 Season by Deanna Dittloff (ada deelynnd)

Salt and Pepper bears 831 and 821 2018 Season by Deanna Dittloff (ada deelynnd)

July 2018:

2018.07.07:  Former KNP&P ranger and 2018 Bearcam Fellow, Mike Fitz, observed and photographed 821 during his time working for Explore.org at Brooks Camp .  

Please request Mike's permission prior to using his photo!

2018.07.08:  821 video from the Brooks Falls Low View cam by Erum Chad (aka Erie).  821's right hip injury / scar is visible in this video.:

Bear 504 emancipated male cub Pepper 821 2018 07 08 Brooks Falls Katmai by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 504 emancipated male cub Pepper 821 2018 07 08 Brooks Falls Katmai by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

2018.07.10:  This video by Birgitt is believed to be 821 cleaning up 435 Holly's scraps at the falls.:

821 Cleans Up 435 Holly's Scraps 2018-07-10 by Birgitt (btb 821)

821 Cleans Up 435 Holly's Scraps 2018-07-10 by Birgitt (btb 821)

2018.07.12 or PRIOR:  Park visitor kurtknaak posted this video of 821 below the falls on their instagram on July 12, 2018 .  The bear that appears on the lip of the falls is a bear that is currently unidentified. 

2018.07.24:  This video by Birgitt is believed to be 821 and 831 playing together near the floating bridge.:

821 & 831 Playing by Bridge 2018-07-24 by Birgitt (btb 821 & 831)

821 & 831 Playing by Bridge 2018-07-24 by Birgitt (btb 821 & 831)

August 2018:

2018.08.15:  The subadult in this video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA) is believed to be 821.  "A subadult (subadult bear 821?) gets interested in what looks to be a tree root submerged in the river. ":

"Humm..

"Humm...Whats This?" 2018-08-15 Possibly 821? by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

2018.08.24:  821 catches a fish on the lip video by mckate:

24 Aug 2018 821 Catches His First Fish From the Lip! by mckate

24 Aug 2018 821 Catches His First Fish From the Lip! by mckate

2018.08.25:  Linda R Jett's Aug 25, 2018 video  that is believed to be 821. 821 bouncing (looks like he is on an underwater pogo stick) along the lower river. Trying to stir up fish from the river bottom .:

Bouncing For Dinner 2018 08 25 17 15 33 by Linda R Jett (btb 821)

Bouncing For Dinner 2018 08 25 17 15 33 by Linda R Jett (btb 821)

2018.08.27:  This video by mckate is believed to be 821 and 831 playing in the lower river.:

27 Aug 2018 Salt 'n Pepper At Play by mckate (btb 821 & 831)

27 Aug 2018 Salt 'n Pepper At Play by mckate (btb 821 & 831)

September 2018:

2018.09.02:  It's hard to fish when you're being watched. This is a funny little moment between 821 and 812 in mckate's video .:

2 Sep 2018 812 to 821, "What you doing up there?" by mckate-0

2 Sep 2018 812 to 821, "What you doing up there?" by mckate-0

2018.09.05:  610 & 821 follow 909 & 910 down Spit Road video by Birgitt.:

610 & 821 Follow 909 & 910 Down Spit Road 2018-09-05 by Birgitt-0

610 & 821 Follow 909 & 910 Down Spit Road 2018-09-05 by Birgitt-0


2018.09.07:  This video by Birgitt is believed to be 821 playing with 854 Divot's 2016 offspring (now subadult 9??) and 903 (128 Grazer's larger blonder male 2016 offspring, now 2018 subadult).:

821 Plays with 854 sub & 903 Pt 2 2018-09-07 11-24-02-314 by Birgitt (btb 821, 903, & 854's 2016 offspring, now subadult 9??)-0

821 Plays with 854 sub & 903 Pt 2 2018-09-07 11-24-02-314 by Birgitt (btb 821, 903, & 854's 2016 offspring, now subadult 9??)-0

2018.09.14:  Scooch shared this snapshot  that is believed to be 821.:

Cam viewer mckate created this video that is believed to be of 821 from September 14, 2018.:

14 Sep 2018 821 Pepper Enjoys a Few Moments of Solitude by mckate (btb 821)

14 Sep 2018 821 Pepper Enjoys a Few Moments of Solitude by mckate (btb 821)

2018.09.15:  Scooch shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) that are believed to be 821.:

2018.09.24:  This video by mckate is believed to be 821 and 903.:

24 Aug 2018 821, "C'mon 903 Help Me Knock This Sign Down!" by mckate (btb 821 903)

24 Aug 2018 821, "C'mon 903 Help Me Knock This Sign Down!" by mckate (btb 821 903)

2018.09.26:  This video by Melissa Freels is beleived to be 821 & 831 playing together in the lower river area.:

Bear sub adults siblings 831 821 Salt n Pepper play fight RW Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 09 26 by Melissa Freels (btb 821 & 831)

Bear sub adults siblings 831 821 Salt n Pepper play fight RW Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 09 26 by Melissa Freels (btb 821 & 831)

October 2018:

2018.10.07:  This video by Lani H is believed to be 821 rubbing on a tree near the corner.:

821 sitting at the corner 10 7 2018 by Lani H (btb 821)

821 sitting at the corner 10 7 2018 by Lani H (btb 821)

2018.10.17:  Birgitt's video of a subadult that is believd to be 821.:

821 Watching the Water 2018-10-17 by Birgitt (btb 821)

821 Watching the Water 2018-10-17 by Birgitt (btb 821)

2019:  4.5 Year-Old Subadult (or Adult?)

For future use

Known Courting & Mating:

There is no known courting or mating information on 821 as of the 2018 season.  

Known Relatives:

Mother:  504, Speculated:

There is speculation in the 2017 bear monitoring notes that 831 is the lighter 2015 female offspring of 504, however there is no way to really confirm link between subadults to their mothers and siblings without DNA results.

Father:  Unknown at this timeEdit

Littermate:  831 , Speculated:Edit

There is speculation in the 2017 bear monitoring notes that 821 is the darker 2015 male offspring of 504 and that 831 is the lighter 2015 female offspring of 504, however there is no way to really confirm link between subadults to their mothers and siblings without DNA results. 

Genetics Study Samples:

2016:  None 

821 is believed to have been a yearling in 2016.  Cubs were not being sampled as part of Ranger Michael Saxton's genetics study in 2016.

2017:  None Known

There were no known darting attempt of 821 during the 2017 season by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.

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