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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:

821 has not been included in the Bears of Brooks River books as of the 2019 edition. 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. 

Birgitt commented that 821 has a pointy face and no personal space bubbles. (see snip of 01/04/2020 11:14 comment in DIstinctive Behaviors section below).

Distinctive Behaviors:

McKate commented about this distinctive behavior that 821 and sibling 831 share.:  "They also both have that funny mannerism where they stand up and kind of jerk their head back and then turn. 831 does it more than 821."

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)

2015.09.24: An unidentified sow with 3 spring cubs is observed during a Ranger Mike and Roy play by play on 9/24/15 (55:30-1:05:00). At that time, the sow could not be identified but was determined to be 504 in the fall of 2016.

Ranger Mike And Ranger Roy - Katmai National Park - Play By Play-1

Ranger Mike And Ranger Roy - Katmai National Park - Play By Play-1

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)

2015.10.25: 504 was seen late in the 2015 season with her 3 spring cubs. The family was observed moving about the lower river on 10/25/2015 (4:51-10:00), video by Margaret Saint Clair. One cub is dark, the other two are lighter colored. 821 and 831 are believed to be 2 of those offspring. Note: From 2:27-4:46 an unknown bear is observed inspecting the deceased body of male 868 who had died on the spit.

Bandicam 2015 10 25, video by Margaret Saint Clair

Bandicam 2015 10 25, video by Margaret Saint Clair

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.

2016 Season:

Cam viewer GreenRiver created this 2016 video titled Brooks River Brown Bear 504. 504 can be viewed with her 2 presumed yearlings 821 and 831 from 0:00-2:10. The second half of the video is of 504 as a single sow in 2017.

Brooks River Brown Bear 504, Katmai National Park, Alaska, video by GreenRiver

Brooks River Brown Bear 504, Katmai National Park, Alaska, video by GreenRiver

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)

2016.07.27:   Park visitor Andrew (westpalmdoc1) captured 7 photos of 504 and her 2 yearlings on 7/27/2016, #1, #2, #3, #4,  #5, #6 and #7. These 2 yearlings are now believed to be 831 and 821.

Also on 7/27/2016, 504 was observed at Brooks Falls with her 2 yearlings,video by Erum Chad.

Unknown Sow with 2 yearlings 2016-07-27, video by Erum Chad

Unknown Sow with 2 yearlings 2016-07-27, video by Erum Chad

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)

2016.08.10:  An unknown sow with her 2 yearlings at the riffles. Video by st mango (821 and 831).

Unknown dark sow with 2 yearlings 2016 08 10, video by st mango-0

Unknown dark sow with 2 yearlings 2016 08 10, video by st mango-0

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)

Cam viewer st mango captured 2 videos of 504 and her 2 yearlings on 8/20/2016. In video #1, 504 is seen looking for fish at Brooks Falls. In video #2, the 2 yearling cubs are seen playing by the Brooks Falls platform.

Dark sow with 2 yearlings 2016 08 20, video by st mango-0

Dark sow with 2 yearlings 2016 08 20, video by st mango-0

Dark sow's yearlings playing 2016 08 20, video by st mango-1

Dark sow's yearlings playing 2016 08 20, video by st mango-1

2016.08.21:  On 8/21/2016 a dark sow with 2 yearlings was observed at Brooks Falls. The sow is seen using the pouncing method of catching salmon with moderate success. The unidentified sow took advantage of a time when there were no other bears seen at the falls and fish were available in the far pool. Video by Mickey Williams.

2;53pm 082116 mom??? and cubs Katmai National Park and Explore

2;53pm 082116 mom??? and cubs Katmai National Park and Explore

2016.08.23:  In a 8/23/2016 Mickey Williams video , an unknown sow with 2 yearlings is seen fishing in the lower river area, traveling along the closed trail and then heading down to the beach.

10;0?am 082316 mom???and 2 yearlings Katmai National Park and Explore

10;0?am 082316 mom???and 2 yearlings Katmai National Park and Explore

2016.08.27:  504 with her 2 yearlings (821 & 831) video by Ratna:

Mom and yearlings August 27, 2016 by Ratna (504, 821 & 831)-0

Mom and yearlings August 27, 2016 by Ratna (504, 821 & 831)-0

2016.08.28:  504 and her 2 yearling cubs are observed on the grassy point, 8/28/2016, video by Cheryl B.

2016 08 28 Mom & cubs RW, video by Cheryl B

2016 08 28 Mom & cubs RW, video by Cheryl B

September 2016:

2016.09.07:  Park visitor Ronald Woan photographed 504 and her 2 yearlings on 9/7/2016. There are 25 photos in the 1st series  and 23 photos in the 2nd series . He also photographed 504 by herself in a 3rd series of 17 photos on 9/7/2016. Click the right arrow to view the photos in each series.

2016.09.08-2016.09.11: Park visitor and cam viewer viewsnortheast visited Brooks Camp 9/8-9/11/2016 and shared 2 photos of 504 and her yearlings in chat. In each photo, 1 cub is out of view. Photo #1 shows 504 in camp with a dark cub who is possibly male 821. Viewsnortheast commented " I believe this is Charging Sow. The other cub is a litte way behind out of the frame." In photo #2, 504 is observed with a blonde cub who is now possibly female 831. Please request viewsnortheast's permission prior to using their photographs!

2016.09.14:  504 and her 2 yearlings were observed traveling along the spit road and by the grassy point in this 9/14/2016 video by Ratna Narayan.

Sow with yin yang cubs on road explore boat sept 14, 2016, video by Ratna Narayan

Sow with yin yang cubs on road explore boat sept 14, 2016, video by Ratna Narayan

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)

2016.09.21:  504 with her 2 remaining yearlings during the play-by-play with Ranger David Kopshever, video by Ratna.:

Charge and salt & Pepper cubs at the office from the PBP Sept 21, 2016 by Ratna-1

Charge and salt & Pepper cubs at the office from the PBP Sept 21, 2016 by Ratna-1


2016.09.23:  Tzusrule captured this snapshot of 504 with her 2 remaining yearlings (821 & 831) (p 02/05/2020 11:06 ).:

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)

2016.09.26:  Ranger David Kopshever and Ranger Leslie Skora (KNP&P Bear Monitor) discuss 504 and her cubs during this live chat at 23:23 into this video by Brenda D.:

09.26

09.26.2016 - Live Chat, Rangers Leslie and David, Bear Monitoring by Brenda D

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)

2016.10.18: 504 and her 2 yearlings are briefly seen at Brooks Falls on a snowy day, video by Cheryl B, 10/18/2016.

It's snowing in Katmai 504 & Salt and Pepper also known as Ying & Yang, video by Cheryl B, 10 18 2016-0

It's snowing in Katmai 504 & Salt and Pepper also known as Ying & Yang, video by Cheryl B, 10 18 2016-0

2016.10.19:  The 504 family was observed at the falls on 10/19/2016, video  by Erum Chad.

Bear 504 Charge with 2 cubs Brooks Falls Katmai 2016 10 19, video by Erum Chad-0

Bear 504 Charge with 2 cubs Brooks Falls Katmai 2016 10 19, video by Erum Chad-0

  2016.10.21: The 504 family was seen late in the season along the riffles and at Brooks Falls, video by Erum Chad, 10/25/2016.

Bear 504 and Cubs Brooks Falls Katmai 2016 10 21, video by Erum Chad-0

Bear 504 and Cubs Brooks Falls Katmai 2016 10 21, video by Erum Chad-0

2016 & 2017 Seasons:

GreenRiver created this video of 504 with her cubs (821 & 831) during the 2016 season and all 3 bears during the 2017 season (821 & 831 were emancipated in 2017).:

Brooks River Brown Bear 504, Katmai National Park, Alaska 2016 & 2017 Seasons by GreenRiver

Brooks River Brown Bear 504, Katmai National Park, Alaska 2016 & 2017 Seasons by GreenRiver

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:

2018.07.05:  Cam viewer and Brooks Camp visitor NWBearLove92 shared 7/5/2018 photos of 821 on 4/24/2020, #1, #2 and #3.

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

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)

2018.07.30:  821 and 907 wrestle on the lower river, video by mckate, 7/30/2018.

30 Jul 2018 821 Pepper Wrestles with 907, video by mckate-0

30 Jul 2018 821 Pepper Wrestles with 907, video by mckate-0

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

Erum Chad captured a closeup video of 821 on the lip the same day, 8/24/2018.

Sub adult bear 821 Pepper closeup on the lip Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 08 24, video by Erum Chad

Sub adult bear 821 Pepper closeup on the lip Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 08 24, video by Erum Chad

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)

2018.08.31:  821 is fishing on the lower river when 902 spots him and moves away, 8/31/2018 video by mckate.

31 Aug 2018 902 Eyes 821, video by mckate-0

31 Aug 2018 902 Eyes 821, video by mckate-0

Fall 2018:

On August 8 2019, this Fall 2018 photo of subadult 821 by T. Carmack was shared in the chat via Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak.

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:  Scooch created this gif of 821 & 831 play fighting on the lower river (p 2020.02.05 01.18 ).

(Wiki would not permit gif to be loaded in a gallery 2020.02.07 LTC)

Erum Chad captured a video  of 821 and 831 play fighting on the lower river, 9/26/2018.

Bear sub adults siblings 831 821 Salt n Pepper play fight RW Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 09 26, video by Erum Chad

Bear sub adults siblings 831 821 Salt n Pepper play fight RW Brooks Falls Katmai 2018 09 26, video by Erum Chad

 

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?)

2019 Season:

2019.??.??:  Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd) created this 2019 season video of 821 & 831:

Bear 821 & 831 "Salt" & "Pepper" 2019 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

Bear 821 & 831 "Salt" & "Pepper" 2019 Season by Deanna Dittloff (aka deelynnd)

July 2019:  

2019.07.07:  Cam viewer and Brooks Camp visitor NWBearLove92 shared 7/7/2019 photos of 821 on 4/24/2020, #1, #2, #3 and #4. It was noted that 821 appeared to have a wound/scar on the bridge of his nose. Photo #5 is a zoomed in view of photo #3 that shows what appears to be a small round wound and scratch.

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

Lani H Captured 7/7/2019 video of 821 on the lip.

821 (?) on the lip 7 7 2019, video by Lani H

821 (?) on the lip 7 7 2019, video by Lani H

Erum Chad also captured 7/7/2019 video.

Bear sub adult 821 Pepper 2019 07 07 Brooks falls Katmai, video by Erum Chad

Bear sub adult 821 Pepper 2019 07 07 Brooks falls Katmai, video by Erum Chad


2019.07.11:   821 and 831 were observed playing on the closed path on 7/11/2019, video by mckate. 

11 Jul 2019 821 and 831 Play on the Closed Trail, video by mckate

11 Jul 2019 821 and 831 Play on the Closed Trail, video by mckate


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-1

17 Jul 2019 Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy by mckate-1

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

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

2019.07.26:  821 is fishing on the lip with 812 when 128 Grazer arrives and wants her preferred spot. 821 puts up a strong stand but in the end he cedes to her, video by mckate, 7/26/2019.

26 Jul 2019 128 Interrupts 821's Fishing, video by mckate

26 Jul 2019 128 Interrupts 821's Fishing, video by mckate

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-1

28 Jul 2019 Nine Bears by mckate-1

2019.07.30:  Modern Day Explorer captured multiple photos of 821 on 7/30/2019. 821 (darker with a right hip scar) and  831 (lighter with a left rear leg scar) appear to be the 2 bears that are play fighting in the 13 photos. 831 is speculated to be 821's female sibling. They are often seen playing together. 610 is the 3rd bear seen on the right. Click the right arrow after viewing the first photo to see 12 additional photos.

August 2019:  

2019.08.02 - 2019.08.05:  Kacko & Goof_n captured this photograph of 812 & 821 (p 02/05/2020 22:14 ).:

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

2019.08.03:  821 (left with scar) and 812 (right) photograph by Goof_N & Kacko (p 01/04/2020 13:13 ).:

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2019.08.04:  Goof_n and Kacko captured this photograph of 821 and 831 (p 02/05/2020 08:00 ).:

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821 and 831 play together on the lower river on 8/4/2019, video by mckate. 821 can get a bit rough with 831 but she holds her own.

4 Aug 2019 831 and 821 Play, video by mckate-0

4 Aug 2019 831 and 821 Play, video by mckate-0

2019.08.05:  821 crosses the spit video by Birgitt.:
821 Crosses Spit 2019-08-05 23-19-09-090 by Birgitt

821 Crosses Spit 2019-08-05 23-19-09-090 by Birgitt

Kacko & Goof_n captured these photographs (#1 , #2 , #3 & #4 ) of 812 and 821 in the riffles on August 5, 2019 (p 02/05/2020 14:39 ).:

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2019.08.09:  821 snapshot by Bookmom (Mazey posted 01/04/2020 15:07 ).:

2019.08.11:  821 was observed digging up and eating clay on 8/11/2019, video by mckate. Mike Fitz commented on this behavior called geophagy in an 8/16 2019 Explore Week in Review Blog:  “A diet rich in salmon has consequences though, especially for their digestive system. You may have noticed that bears have very loose, diarrheal stool at this time of year. Salmon aren’t the only thing they eat. Sometimes they’ll eat peculiar things, like earth. This is a bear excavating and eating clay, a behavior known as geophagy.  Geophagy is not uncommon among bears across the world. The papers I’ve read on it suggest that could act as an anti-diarrheal agent.

At Brooks River, bears won’t eat just any bit of dirt. They target the 8-12 inch thick layer of volcanic ash from the 1912 Novarupta-Katmai eruption, which has weathered into a gritty clay. The clay may help absorb excess nutrients like potassium that can increase water in the digestive tract. In the absence of veterinary care, bears must deal with their own ailments and sometimes a change in diet can help them cope.”

11 Aug 2019 821 Pepper Eats Clay (Geophagy), video by mckate

11 Aug 2019 821 Pepper Eats Clay (Geophagy), video by mckate

821 bounces on log video by mckate.  Mostly 821 was just really distracting 806 and 812 and even attracted the attention of 480 Otis. :

11 Aug 2019 821 Pepper Bounces Log by mckate-0

11 Aug 2019 821 Pepper Bounces Log by mckate-0

2019.08.14:  821 and 831 play & feed on lower river video by Birgitt.:

821 & 831 Play & Feed on LR 2019-08-14 20-45-29-938 by Birgitt

821 & 831 Play & Feed on LR 2019-08-14 20-45-29-938 by Birgitt

909 invites 821 to play video by mckate.  She really wanted to play and he obliged, although he seemed just a little bit reluctant. Maybe he had some place to be? 910 wasn't sure she approved of any of this.:

14 Aug 2019 909 Invites 821 to Play by mckate-1

14 Aug 2019 909 Invites 821 to Play by mckate-1

910 has words with 821 on the lip video by Lani H.:

910 has words with 821 on the lip 8 14 2019 by Lani H

910 has words with 821 on the lip 8 14 2019 by Lani H

910 forces 821 to leave video by Casper Pike.:

909 and 910..

909 and 910... 910 forces 821 to leave 2019 08 14 14 11 19 253 by Casper Pike

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-0

15 Aug 2019 821 and 812 Share the Lip, video by mckate-0

821 caught a fish when very few fish jumping video  by Casper Pike.:
821 caught one when very few fish jumping 2019 08 15 12 35 51 293 by Casper Pike

821 caught one when very few fish jumping 2019 08 15 12 35 51 293 by Casper Pike

2019.08.20:  821 and 909 wait patiently for each other video by mckate.:

20 Aug 2019 821 and 909 Wait Patiently for Each Other by mckate-0

20 Aug 2019 821 and 909 Wait Patiently for Each Other by mckate-0

909 does not want 821 to cut in at the lip video by Casper Pike:

909 does not want 821 to cut in at the lip 2019 08 20 6 15 AK by Casper Pike-0

909 does not want 821 to cut in at the lip 2019 08 20 6 15 AK by Casper Pike-0

821 and 902 meet on the lower river and engage in a play session, 8/20/2019 video by mckate.

20 Aug 2019 Peanut and Pepper Together Again, video by mckate

20 Aug 2019 Peanut and Pepper Together Again, video by mckate

2019.08.21: 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, video by mckate

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

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

812 almost scares 821 off the lip 8 21 2019 by Lani H-0

812 almost scares 821 off the lip 8 21 2019 by Lani H-0

821 along with 902 attempt to turn over a large tree stump on 8/21/2019, video by mckate.

21 Aug 2019 902 and 821 Try to Tip a Stump, video by mckate

21 Aug 2019 902 and 821 Try to Tip a Stump, video by mckate

2019.08.22:  821 is fishing on the lip in his usual sitting position when a fish interrupts his "Tai Chi", 8/22/2019 video by mckate.

22 Aug 2019 Fish Interrupt 821's Tai Chi, video by mckate

22 Aug 2019 Fish Interrupt 821's Tai Chi, video by mckate

2019.08.23:  821 watches 902 working on a tree stump on 8/23/2019, video by mckate.

23 Aug 2019 821 Watches 902 Work On Stump, video by mckate

23 Aug 2019 821 Watches 902 Work On Stump, video by mckate

2019.08.24:  910 and 909 "greet" 821 video by mckate.:

24 Aug 2019 910 and 909 "Greet" 821 by mckate-1

24 Aug 2019 910 and 909 "Greet" 821 by mckate-1

821 and 747 video by Ratna.:

821 and 747 8 24 2019 by Ratna

821 and 747 8 24 2019 by Ratna

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-0

812 and 821 dance around the top of the falls 2019 08 24 12 01 18 823 by Casper Pike-0

2019.08.25:  821 on the lip video by Ratna.:

821 at the lip 8 25 2019 by Ratna

821 at the lip 8 25 2019 by Ratna

2019.08.27:  812 greets 821 video by mckate.:

27 Aug 2019 812 Greets 821 by mckate-0

27 Aug 2019 812 Greets 821 by mckate-0

2019.08.28:  821 watches 909 fish the lip video by mckate.:

28 Aug 2019 821 Watches 909 Fish the Lip by mckate-0

28 Aug 2019 821 Watches 909 Fish the Lip by mckate-0

821 pushes 907 out of spot video by mckate.:

28 Aug 2019 821 Pushes 907 Out of Spot by mckate

28 Aug 2019 821 Pushes 907 Out of Spot by mckate

2019.08.29:  909 plays with 821 video by mckate.:

29 Aug 2019 909 Plays with 821 by mckate-0

29 Aug 2019 909 Plays with 821 by mckate-0

September 2019:  

2019.09.01:  821 video by Ratna.:

Gorgeous 821 Pepper 9 1 2019 by Ratna

Gorgeous 821 Pepper 9 1 2019 by Ratna

2019.09.03:  821 plays with "Scrappy" (unidentified male subadult) video by McKate.:

3 Sep 2019 "Scrappy" Plays with 821 by mckate-1

3 Sep 2019 "Scrappy" Plays with 821 by mckate-1

2019.09.08:  812 and 821 are seen in a play session in the J on 9/8/2019, video by mckate.

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

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

821 and 812 play fighting video by Ratna.:
Play fighting bears 812 and 821 9 8 2019 by Ratna

Play fighting bears 812 and 821 9 8 2019 by Ratna

2019.09.13:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this photograph of 821 (p 02/05/2020 15:38 ).:

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2019.09.14:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this video of 821 and 907 play-fighting during her trip to Brooks Camp.:

821 Pepper and 907 play fight, Sep-14-2019 by Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears)

821 Pepper and 907 play fight, Sep-14-2019 by Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears)

Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) also captured this photograph of 821 with another subadult (who?) on September 14, 2019 (p 02/05/2020 15:40 ). Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared this 9/14/2019 photo of 821 (left) and 907 (right) playing on 5/23/2020.

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2019.09.17:  821 and 831 played often in 2019. Here they are viewed on the lower river, video by mckate, 9/17/2019.

17 Sep 2019 831 Salt and 821 Pepper Play, video by mckate

17 Sep 2019 831 Salt and 821 Pepper Play, video by mckate

2019.09.22 Approximately 08:03:  Does the role of new motherhood for a young adult sow with offspring come with more challenges than we have previously considered?  Do subadult or young adult males need to learn that their relationships with "bear friends" / former playmates change when those that are females become mothers?  From 2016 - 2018 as an independent subadult and young single adult female, 719 often hung out with and played with other subadults or young adults.  Now as a 5.5 year-old first time mother, do those same "bear friends" and playmates pose a risk that 719 is not willing to take even given her past relationship with them?  719 would often tolerate close proximity while fishing and even play with bears like 821 in 2017 and 2018.  On September 22, 2019, what appears to begin as a "friendly meeting" between 719 and 821, where 719 appears to tolerate 821 in close proximity to her, but that quickly changes to 719 protecting her two spring cubs, her 1st known litter, from 821 when he makes a move toward her cubs that 719 is not comfortable with .:

LuvBear's Lower River North cam view video .:

719 jumps 821 No playing with my cubs 9 22 19 by LuvBears (Lower River North cam view)-1

719 jumps 821 No playing with my cubs 9 22 19 by LuvBears (Lower River North cam view)-1

Cruiser's video from the Lower River East cam.:
719 protects coy from 821 Sep 22 2019 by Cruiser (Lower River East cam view)-0

719 protects coy from 821 Sep 22 2019 by Cruiser (Lower River East cam view)-0

Birgitt's video of footage from the Lower River North cam of the 821 & 719 interaction:
719 & 821 Meet & Greet RW Cam 2019-09-22 9-05-07-281 by Birgitt

719 & 821 Meet & Greet RW Cam 2019-09-22 9-05-07-281 by Birgitt

Arlene Beech (aka Homebird) Lower River East cam view video .:

"You scared my cubs!" Brooks River

"You scared my cubs!" Brooks River. 22 September 2019 by Arlene Beech (aka Homebird) (Lower River East cam view)-0

Cam viewers captured these snapshots of 821's behavior after his interaction with 719 and her 2 spring cubs:  Bookmom captured this snapshot* (p08:07).  Debbie (Bearz61) captured this snapshot (p08:08).  Bookmom captured this snapshot  and this snapshot (p08:10).  Debbie (Bearz61) captured this snapshot (p08:10).  Debbie (Bearz61) captured these snapshots #1# 2  & # 3 (p08:11).  Bookmom posted this snapshot and this snapshot (p08:11).  Mazey captured this snapshot (p08:12).  Debbie (Bearz61) captured this snapshot (p08:12).  CarolineB captured this snapshot (p08:12).  Xander-Sage created this gif of 821 with 719 and her 2 spring cubs (p 02/05/2020 18:03 ).:  

Mike Fitz, Resident Naturalist with Explore.org and former KNP&P ranger, weighed in:

Mike's September 22, 2019 14:59 comment regarding the 719 family group's interaction with 821.:

"I didn't see the interaction live, unfortunately. When I watch the extended replay, it seemed that 821 was curious and had playful intentions regarding 719. In turn, 719 didn't seem to dissuade 812 from his approach initially. Mother bears seldomly allow other bears to approach that closely, especially when the other bear is a subadult male. Perhaps 719 allowed it because she was familiar with 821 from previous years and had played with him before. Whatever the reason, when 821 seemed like was going to chase the cubs, 719 intervened and sent a clear message to 821 to stay away. Throughout the interaction, 719's cubs didn't seem comfortable with the close proximity of another bear."

Then continuing in reply to: "Have you ever seen a similar situation where a sow didn't immediately charge a subadult male who was that close to her cubs (before he tried to approach the cubs)."

Mike's September 22, 2019 15:58 comment :

" I can't recall an equivalent situation that I've witnessed."

Mike's September 22, 2019 15:32 comment regarding the 719 family group's interaction with 821.:

"Yes, that was interesting to see. When I watch the extended replay, it seemed that 821 was curious and had playful intentions regarding 719. In turn, 719 didn't seem to dissuade 812 from his approach initially. Mother bears seldomly allow other bears to approach that closely, especially when the other bear is a subadult male. Perhaps 719 allowed it because she was familiar with 821 from previous years and had played with him before. Whatever the reason, when 821 seemed like was going to chase the cubs, 719 intervened and sent a clear message to 821 to stay away. Throughout the interaction, 719's cubs didn't seem comfortable with the close proximity of another bear." 

2019.09.28:  831 rests on the closed path while 821 fishes nearby. 831 soon joins her brother 821 (speculated) and they start a play session, video by mckate, 9/28/2019.

28 Sep 2019 821 Signals for 831 to Join Him, video by mckate-0

28 Sep 2019 821 Signals for 831 to Join Him, video by mckate-0

October 2019:

2019.10.17:  821 early morning fishing at the falls video by Lani H.:

812 early morning fishing 10 17 2019 by Lani H

812 early morning fishing 10 17 2019 by Lani H

2019.10.18:  821 at the falls video by Lani H.:

821 at the falls 10 18 2019 by Lani H-0

821 at the falls 10 18 2019 by Lani H-0

2019.10.20:  821 on the lip video by Lani H.

821 on the lip 10 20 2019, video by Lani H

821 on the lip 10 20 2019, video by Lani H

821 and 907 video by Lani H.:

821 and 907 10 20 2019 by Lani H-0

821 and 907 10 20 2019 by Lani H-0

821 was seen making his morning rounds in the early light on 10/20/2019,video by mckate.

20 Oct 2019 821 Makes His Morning Rounds, video by mckate

20 Oct 2019 821 Makes His Morning Rounds, video by mckate

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

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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