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83
Adult Male

Year First Identified:  2008 as an adult

Known Offspring Of:  438 Flo (2002 litter ), Speculated

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  Unsuccessful in both 2016 & 2017


Identification:

In the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book, 83 Wayne brother is described as a large bodied bear.  In July, he often sprots a light brown coat, dark eye rings as well as numerous small scars and wounds on his face, neck, and front legs.  Like many large adult males, his ears are wide set.  He displays a large scar on his right shoulder from a wound received in 2012.  In 2015, he had a large, deep wound above his hips (off center to the right) that appeard to be reopened in 2016 which has left a distinctive "rump hump" or "rump clump" of fur covered skin and scar tissue.  In the fall, his coat is medium brown in color with grizzled highlights especially around his neck.

On February 27, 2018 Mike Fitz shared this information that helps to identify 83 Wayne Brother and also provides some distinctive 83 behavior information.:

"For me, 83's numerous wounds and scares are some his most distinguishing features, of which he seems to have more than most other bears. A number of factors could contribute to this.

83 seems to shed very thoroughly, revealing bare patches of skin where scars and wounds are easy to see. Except for attempts to steal every once and while, 83 doesn't seem to display a high level of aggressiveness like some other adult males, so I don't necessarily consider disposition to be a large contributing factor. He can hold his ground well enough among the male bears at the falls, but he's usually not picking fights. Could he just be unlucky, often in the wrong place at the wrong time? For some of his wounds, I think that is a contributing factor. As an example, 83 now carries a scar between his hip just above the tail. The scar is largely the product of a wound opened by 747."

See the June 23, 2016 video of 747 taking a chunk out of 83 Wayne Brother in the June 2016 Life History section below and these two photos provided by Mike Fitz with his comment:  #1 & #2

Distinctive Behaviors:

In spring and summer 83 Wayne Brother will fish below the falls just south of the far pool near the log in the middle of the falls, in the jacuzzi, and in the far pool.  In the fall, 83 Wayne Brother will fish the cut bank and the lower river like most bears, but will also occasionally fish at the falls.  

In 2015 and prior 83 Wayne Brother was observed playing with his sibling, 868 Wayne Brother and 161 .

Life History:

83 Wayne Brother is another adult bear that matured along the Brooks River.  He is believed to be the offspring of 438 Flo and the sibling of 868 Wayne Brother (deceased October 2015).

Even though 83 and 868 undoubtedly shared many of the same learning experiences as cubs, they differed in their fishing styles and held different ranks in the bear hierarchy.  In 2015 (when 868 Wayne Brother was found deceased on the spit) and the several prior years, 83 Wayne Brother was a more dominant bear at the falls than 868.  Over the last few years 83 was only displaced by the very largest male bears.  

2002:  Spring Cub with 438 Flo & 2 Littermates (868 & 68(?))

83 Wayne Brother is the offspring of 438 Flo, one of her 3 cubs from her 2002 litter.  Two of 438 Flo's three spring cubs can be seen in this October 2002 photo from the 2012 Bears of Brooks River iBook with milk on their mouths; 83 Wayne Brother could be one of them.

October 2002:

2003:  Yearling Remaining w/ 438 Flo & 2 Littermates (868 & 68(?))

83 Wayne Brother, a yearling, remained with 438 Flo and the family group .

2003 Season:

438 Flo and her three yearlings can be seen in this video by Eric Jones.  83 Wayne Brother and 868 Wayne Brother are believed to be two of those offspring.

Grizzly Bear Cubs At Brooks Falls 2003 Season by Eric Jones

Grizzly Bear Cubs At Brooks Falls 2003 Season by Eric Jones

438 Flo and her 3 yearlings (83 & 868 are two of the yearlings) enter the river and discover they are being followed by a boar.  438 Flo rectifies the situation in this video by Eric Jones.:

Mom Bear Discovers Cubs Are Being Followed 438 Flo family group 2003 video by Eric Jones-1

Mom Bear Discovers Cubs Are Being Followed 438 Flo family group 2003 video by Eric Jones-1

July 2003:

2003.07.06:  It is believed that this photo by Randy Harris is 438 Flo with her three yearlings, if so, one of these cubs would be 83 Wayne Brother.  

October 2003:

2004:  2.5 Year-Old Dependent Cub Remaining w/ 438 Flo & 2 Littermates (868 & 68(?))

83 Wayne Brother, a 2.5 year-old cub, remained with 438 Flo and his siblings into the 3rd summer :

July 2004:

2005:  3.5 Year-Old Subadult Male

In 2005, 3.5 year-old subadult 83 Wayne Brother was successfully emancipated by 438 Flo.  

2006:  4.5 Year-Old Subadult Male

83 Wayne Brother, is a 4.5 years old subadult.

2007:  5.5 Year-Old 

83 Wayne Brother is 5.5 years old.

2008:  6.5 Year-Old Adult Male

In 2008, 83 Wayne Brother is first classified as an adult male.  He is 6.5 years old. 

June 2008:

June 2008 NPS photo:

July 2008:

The following NPS photos are available from the 2012 Bears of Brooks River iBook:

2009:  7.5 Year-Old Adult Male

In 2009, 83 Wayne Brother is a 7.5 year-old adult male. 

July 2009:

The following NPS photos are available from the 2012 Bears of Brooks River iBook:

2010:  8.5 Year-Old Adult Male

83 Wayne Brother is an 8.5 year-old adult male.  

July 2010:

July 2010 NPS photos:

2011:  9.5 Year-Old Adult Male

83 Wayne Brother is a 9.5 year-old adult male.  

July 2011:

July 2011 NPS photos:

October 2011:

October 2011 NPS photo:

2012:  10.5 Year-Old Adult Male

83 Wayne Brother is a 10.5 year-old adult male. In 2012, he hosted a very deep, open wound on his right shoulder. 83 Wayne Brother was included in the 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook:

July 2012:

July 2012 NPS photos:

2012.07.06: 

83 Wayne Brother video by endoplasmic1357:

Alaska 2012.07

Alaska 2012.07.06 07 Bear eating fish video by endoplasmic

83 Wayne Brother video by endoplasmic1357:

Alaska 2012.07

Alaska 2012.07.06 08 Bear closeup video by endoplasmic

83 Wayne Brother video by endoplasmic1357:

Alaska 2012.07

Alaska 2012.07.06 15 Bear eats fish video by endoplasmic1357

83 Wayne Brother video by endoplasmic1357:

Alaska 2012.07

Alaska 2012.07.06 16 Bear eats fish video by endoplasmic1357

October 2012:

October 2012 NPS photo:

2013:  11.5 Year-Old Adult Male

83 Wayne Brother is an 11.5 year-old adult male.

July 2013:

July 2013 NPS photo:

2014:  12.5 Year-Old Adult Male

83 Wayne Brother is a 12.5 year-old adult male.  83 Wayne Brother was included in the 2014 Bears of Brooks River book on page 16:

June 2014:

June 2014 NPS photo:

2014.06.23:

July 2014:

July 2014 NPS photo:

September 2014:

September 2014 NPS photo:

2014.09.19:

October 2014:

2014.10.04: 68, though it was unknown at the time, was later discovered to be the "unknown male" play fighting in the "Three-way play flight" album posted by Ranger Jeanne with Bear 83 and 868 in the Lower River on October 4, 2014.

Ranger Jeanne's flickr album of 68 playing with the Wayne Brothers 83 & 868.

On February 21, 2018 (68's "2018 bear-a-day" day on bearcam comments), Mike Fitz popped into the comments and shared the following videos in this comment :

"In 2014, I witness 83, 68, and 868 play-fighting in the lower river, even all of them at the same time. Play-fights are usually one-on-one affairs, so it was unusual to see the three of them playing. My best explanation: They were well fed and the mood was right."    (Mike's 1st video link):

Three way play-fight between adult male bears October 4, 2014 68, 83 Wayne Brother & 868 Wayne Brother video by Mike Fitz-2

Three way play-fight between adult male bears October 4, 2014 68, 83 Wayne Brother & 868 Wayne Brother video by Mike Fitz-2

"Here's part of the conclusion between 868 and 68." (Mike's 2nd video link):

Play-fight between adult male bears October 4, 2014 68 and 868 Wayne Brother video by Mike Fitz-2

Play-fight between adult male bears October 4, 2014 68 and 868 Wayne Brother video by Mike Fitz-2

‚Äč2015:¬†¬†13.5 Year-Old Adult Male

83 Wayne Brother is a 13.5 year-old adult male.  In 2015, he had a larger, but more superficial wound at the top of his hips. 83 Wayne Brother was included in the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book on page 53 .

June 2015:

2015.06.19:  Ranger Mike Fitz captured this photo of 83 Wayne Brother

July 2015:

July 2015 NPS photos:

September 2015:

By September 2015, a small scar was the only evidence of 83's large rump wound:

October 2015:

October 2015 NPS photo:

2015.10.14:  Explore Recorder video of 83 Wayne Brother:

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-14-2015 14 49 21 - 14 54 17 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-14-2015 14 49 21 - 14 54 17 Explore Recorder

Another October 14, 2015 Explore Recorder video of 83 Wayne Brother.:
Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-14-2015 14 54 24 - 14 59 08 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-14-2015 14 54 24 - 14 59 08 Explore Recorder

2015.10.15:  Marie G shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 83 Wayne Brother.:

Marie G shared that on October 15, 2015, 83 Wayne Brother "spent a few hours in the jacuzzi so the first 3 videos have catch & eat close-ups. The 4th video is 83 slooooowly leaving BF. A few steps out of the jacuzzi I think his salmon coma kicked in and he considered taking a nap right there..."

17:30 Alaska time on October 15, 2015 Explore Recorder video of 83 Wayne Brother:

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-15-2015 18 30 26 - 18 35 22 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-15-2015 18 30 26 - 18 35 22 Explore Recorder

18:56 Alaska time on October 15, 2015 Explore Recorder video of 83 Wayne Brother.:

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-15-2015 19 56 00 - 20 00 04 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-15-2015 19 56 00 - 20 00 04 Explore Recorder

19:00 Alaska time on October 15, 2015 Explore Recorder video of 83 Wayne Brother.:
Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-15-2015 20 00 50 - 20 05 47 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-15-2015 20 00 50 - 20 05 47 Explore Recorder

19:30 Alaska time on October 15, 2015 Explore Recorder video of 83 Wayne Brother.:
Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-15-2015 20 30 58 - 20 35 55 Explore Recorder

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska Cam 10-15-2015 20 30 58 - 20 35 55 Explore Recorder

2016:  14.5 Year-Old Adult Male

83 Wayne Brother is a 14.5 year-old adult male.  In 2016, he has a sizable wound on his left shoulder (visible in the June 20, 2016 video below) and also another rump wound (received on June 23, 2016 courtesy of 747, see video below).

83 Wayne Brother is included in the 2016 Bears of Brooks River book on page 63 :

2016 Season:

83 Wayne Brother is listed as observed during both July 2016 and Fall 2016 on the 2016 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List .  

Cruiser shared this collage of 83 Wayne Brother from the 2016 season;:

June 2016:

2016.06.15:  Ranger Dave shared this photo of 83 Wayne Brother taken prior to 11:45 this morning:  

2016.06.18:  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.  Jen also shared this snapshot of 83.:

2016.06.20:  83 Wayne Brother explores for salmon below Brooks Falls video  by Rob Rager:

83 At Brooks Falls 6 20 16 video by Rob Rager

83 At Brooks Falls 6 20 16 video by Rob Rager

Jen shared these snapshots (#2 & #3 ) of 83 Wayne Brother.  Jen also shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.:

11:47:  83 Wayne Brother video by Mickey Williams:

83 at Falls 11 47am 6-20-16 Katmai National Park and Explore video by Mickey Williams

83 at Falls 11 47am 6-20-16 Katmai National Park and Explore video by Mickey Williams

Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.:

2016.06.21: 

83 Wayne Brother resting on the island down river of Brooks Falls video by Mickey Williams:

83 resting on Falls island 11;12am 6-21-16 video by Mickey Williams

83 resting on Falls island 11;12am 6-21-16 video by Mickey Williams

Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother in the jacuzzi and 51 Diver Jr in the far pool.  Jen also shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.:

83 Wayne Brother lands a salmon video by Ratna captured during a play-by-play with Ranger David Kopshever and Ranger Daniel Lombardi.:

83 Wayne Brother lands a salmon June 21, 2016 video by Ratna

83 Wayne Brother lands a salmon June 21, 2016 video by Ratna

2016.06.22:  

83 Wayne Brother gets a salmon video by Rob Rager:

Bear 83 Gets A Salmon 6 22 16 video by Rob Rager

Bear 83 Gets A Salmon 6 22 16 video by Rob Rager

83 Wayne Brother and 151 Walker video by Ratna;

Walker and 83 at the falls 06 22 2016 by Ratna

Walker and 83 at the falls 06 22 2016 by Ratna

15:30:  83 video by Mickey Williams:

3 30 pm 83 shows how to catch and eat salmon 6-22-16 video by Mickey Williams

3 30 pm 83 shows how to catch and eat salmon 6-22-16 video by Mickey Williams

Cam viewer and park visitor, Izmik8 observed and photographed 83 Wayne Brother on June 22, 2016 during their trip to Brooks Camp:  Photo #1 , Photo #2 , Photo #3 , & Photo #4  :

Please request Iznik8's permission prior to using their photos!

2016.06.23:  747 attacks 83 Wayne Brother video by Jusywho.  This video includes an actual speed version, a slow motion version, and a zoomed in version.  89 Backpack is the bear in the jacuzzi.:
747 attacks 83 Wayne Brother 06 23 2016 video by Jusywho (normal speed, slow motion, and zoomed versions)

747 attacks 83 Wayne Brother 06 23 2016 video by Jusywho (normal speed, slow motion, and zoomed versions)

2016.06.24:  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.  Jen also shared this snapshot of 83.  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother (near) and 814 Lurch (far).  Jen also shared this snapshot of 83.  Jen then shared this snapshot of 83.  Jen also shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother (near) and 814 Lurch (far).:

83 Wayne Brother video by Ratna:

83 Lesson on how to catch and eat a fish at the falls! June 24, 2016 by Ratna

83 Lesson on how to catch and eat a fish at the falls! June 24, 2016 by Ratna

Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother:

83 Wayne Brother and 814 Lurch video by Ratna.:

83 Wayne Brother and 814 Lurch in the office 6 24 2016 by Ratna

83 Wayne Brother and 814 Lurch in the office 6 24 2016 by Ratna

2016.06.28:  Explore blog by Mike Fitz:  How will Bear #83 survive his wounds?

2016.06.29:  755 Scare D. Bear and 83 Wayne Brother video by Brenda D:

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06.29.2016 - 755 Scare D Bear, 83 Wayne Brother video by Brenda D

Ratna captured this June 29, 2016 video of 83 Wayne Brother falling asleep.:
83 falling asleep! it is kinda cute June 29, 2016 by Ratna

83 falling asleep! it is kinda cute June 29, 2016 by Ratna

83 Wayne Brother and 755 Scare D Bear video by Ratna.:

755 Scare D Bear and 83 Wayne Brother June 29, 2016 by Ratna

755 Scare D Bear and 83 Wayne Brother June 29, 2016 by Ratna

Jen shared these snapshots (#1 & #2 ) of 83 Wayne Brother.  Jen also shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.  Jen then shared this snapshot of 83.  Jen shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 83 Wayne Brother (right) with 755 Scare D. Bear (left).:

2016.06.29 - 2016.07.03:  83 Wayne Brother and many of his scars / wounds can be seen at 1:11 into this video by 13blove13:

Katmai National Park & Preserve 2016.06.29 - 2016.07

Katmai National Park & Preserve 2016.06.29 - 2016.07.03 video by 13blove13

2016.06.30:  83 Wayne Brother steals fish from 410 in this video by Brenda D:
06.30

06.30.2016 - 83 Wayne Brother stealing from 410 video by Brenda D

Jen shared this snapshot of "Alice" (the gull) photobombing 83 Wayne Brother.  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother (far) with 89 Backpack (near).  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother with some magpies.:

July 2016:

July 2016 NPS photos:

Kara Stenberg captured this photo of 83 Wayne Brother with possibly 410 and her fish that Brooks Lodge posted to their Facebook on July 11, 2016 .:

Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photo!

Kara Stenberg captured this photo of 83 Wayne Brother and 410 that Brooks Lodge posted to their Facebook on July 7, 2016 .:

Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photo!

In July 2016, Jenny with Zealandia Designs was at Brooks Camp and witnessed 83 Wayne Brother getting "Grazered" by 128 Grazer:  83 Wayne Brother gets "Grazered" video by Zealandia Designs and Jenny of Zealandia Designs' blog: Katmai Bears 2016 :

83 Wayne Brother gets "Grazered" video by Zealandia Designs

83 Wayne Brother gets "Grazered" video by Zealandia Designs

2016.07.01 - 2016.07.03:  See 2016.06.29 - 2016.07.03 above.

2016.07.02: 

83 Wayne Brother gets "grazered" by 128 Grazer in this video by Mike Fitz.  "Mother bears are famously protective of their cubs. In this video, bear 128 Grazer attacks 83, a much larger adult male bear near Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska. From what I observed, 83 walked into the wrong area at the wrong time. He did not show any aggression or curiosity towards 128’s cubs. 128, evidently, wasn’t taking chances. Turn your volume up to hear these bears roar at one another":

Mother bear (128 Grazer) attacks adult male (83) (July 2, 2016) video by Mike Fitz-0

Mother bear (128 Grazer) attacks adult male (83) (July 2, 2016) video by Mike Fitz-0

Jenny of Zealandia Designs captured this video of the interaction where 128 Grazer "grazered" 83 Wayne Brother.  Jenny also wrote a blog:  Katmai Bears 2016, The Year of the Cubs where you can ready about her trip and see additional photos:

Hell hath no fury July 2, 2016 128 Grazer "grazerd" 83 Wayne Brother video by Zealandia Designs-0

Hell hath no fury July 2, 2016 128 Grazer "grazerd" 83 Wayne Brother video by Zealandia Designs-0

89 Backpack and 83 Wayne Brother video by Brenda D:

07.02

07.02.2016 - 89 Backpack, 83 Wayne Brother video by Brenda D

89 Backpack, 83 Wayne Brother and 480 Otis video by Brenda D:

07.02

07.02.2016 - 83 Wayne Brother, 89 Backpack, 480 Otis video by Brenda D

2016.07.03:  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother in the far pool standing behind 410.  747 is in the jacuzzi, 89 Backpack is near the log, 480 Otis is in the office and 755 Scare D Bear is near the far wall down river of 480.:

2016.07.05:  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother (right) and 410 (left).:

2016.07.06:  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.  Jen also shared this snapshot of 83.:

Ratna's video of 83 Wayne Brother captured during a play-by-play with Mike Fitz; so turn the volume up to hear Mike's commentary.:

83 and Backpack at the falls July 6, 2016 by Ratna (during a play-by-play with Mike Fitz)

83 and Backpack at the falls July 6, 2016 by Ratna (during a play-by-play with Mike Fitz)

2016.07.09:

Part 2 of 634 Popeye steals 83 Wayne Brother's fish video by Mickey Williams:

Part 2 of 634 Popeye steals 83 Wayne Brother's fish video by Mickey Williams

Part 2 of 634 Popeye steals 83 Wayne Brother's fish video by Mickey Williams

2016.07.12: 

83 Wayne Brother video by Brenda D:

07.12

07.12.2016 - 83 Wayne Brother video by Brenda D

634 Popeye steals 83 Wayne Brother's fish video by Brenda D:

07.12

07.12.2016 - 634 Popeye steals 83 Wayne Brother's fish video by Brenda D

September 2016:

September 2016 NPS photos:

2016.09.23:  83 Wayne Brother video by Melissa Freels:

83 Wayne Brother September 23, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

83 Wayne Brother September 23, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

2016.09.24:  83 Wayne Brother video by Ratna:

Welcome back 83 Sept 24, 2016 by Ratna

Welcome back 83 Sept 24, 2016 by Ratna

2016.09.29: 83 Wayne Brother in Closed Trail / Death Willows are of lower river video by Melissa Freels:

83 Wayne Brother, September 29, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

83 Wayne Brother, September 29, 2016 video by Melissa Freels

2016.09.30 10:12:  83 Wayne Brother and 879 video by Mickey Williams:
10 12am 9.30

10 12am 9.30.16 83 Wayne brother and 879 eating fish in lower river video by Mickey Williams

October 2016:

2016.10.05:  At approximately 10:01 AM AKDT, Ranger Michael Saxton attempted to dart 83 Wayne Brother shortly after attempting to dart 480 Otis.  Ranger Michael Saxton was able to dart 83 Wayne Brother in the lower Brooks River, the dart stuck into 83, but 83 ran off closed trail into the marsh and was gone with Ranger Michael Saxton's dart..  When 83 was observed later that day he did not have the dart still attached to him.  They do not know where the dart fell off and unfortunately were never able to recover the dart. 

Brenda D captured uniterrupted Lower River West cam footage on October 5, 2016 of Ranger Saxton attempting to dart 480 Otis (approximately 11:20 into Brenda's video) and footage of 409 Beadnose with her two spring cubs (909 & 910) on closed trail.  At approximately 26:16 into Brenda's video you see the 409 family group all stand up on the hind legs looking to the right.  At approximately 27:38, when the cam pans right, 83 Wayne Brother, with the dart still attached, can be seen in the far right of the screen.  Ranger Saxton darting 83 Wayne Brother is not captured in the video, just 83 Wayne Brother with the unrecovered dart still attached.  

10.05

10.05.2016 - 480, 409, 83, Ranger Michael DNA Extravaganza by Brenda D

SteveCA captured these snapshots of 83 Wayne Brother with the dart attached.:

Melissa Freels captured spliced Lower River West cam video on October 5, 2016 of Ranger Saxton attempting to dart 480 Otis and footage of 409 Beadnose with her two spring cubs (909 & 910) sitting on closed trail near death willows.  At approximately 13:32 into Melissa's video, 83 Wayne Brother can be seen with the dart still attached.   .    

Attempt to Dart 480 Otis on LR and RW, DNA Project, October 5, 2016

Attempt to Dart 480 Otis on LR and RW, DNA Project, October 5, 2016

2016.10.25:  On October 25, 2016 during a live chat with Ranger David Kopshever and Ranger Leslie Skora, Ranger Michael Saxton discusses his two 2016 darting attempt of 83 Wayne Brother.  This discussion topic can be heard at approximately 33:27 into this video of the live chat.:

End Of Brown Bear Season Katmai National Park - Live Chat October 25, 2016-2

End Of Brown Bear Season Katmai National Park - Live Chat October 25, 2016-2

2017:  15.5 Year-Old Adult Male

83 Wayne Brother is a 15.5 year-old adult male.  83 Wayne Brother is included in the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book.  :

Ranger Michael Saxton attempted to dart 83 again in 2017, but the darting attempt was unsuccessful .  83 Wayne Brother has managed to elude providing Ranger Saxton with a viable biopsy sample two years in a row .  

2017 Season:

KatmaiBears (Nick, 2017 KNP&P bear management employee, bearcam screen name Bear284) captured this 2017 season video of 747 asserting his dominance over 83 Wayne Brother.:

747 confronts 83 and then looks at people on platform by KatmaiBears (Nick, aka Bear284)

747 confronts 83 and then looks at people on platform by KatmaiBears (Nick, aka Bear284)

July 2017:

2017.07.01 - 2017.08.02:  83 Wayne Brother appears as observed on the unofficial July 2017 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List .   2017.07.01:  Bookmom shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.:

2017.07.02:  83 Wayne Brother video by Brenda D:

07.02

07.02.2017 - 83 Wayne Brothers Makes an Appearance today video by Brenda D

Ratna's video of 83 Wayne Brother:
83 close up July 2, 2017 by Ratna

83 close up July 2, 2017 by Ratna

83 Wayne Brother can be seen at the 49:40 mark in this Explore Recorder video .  Thank you Shel for locating this footage of 83!:
Bear Cam - Brooks Falls Cam 07-02-2017 12 00 08 - 12 59 58 Explore Recorder

Bear Cam - Brooks Falls Cam 07-02-2017 12 00 08 - 12 59 58 Explore Recorder

Bookmom shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 & #3 ) of 83 Wayne Brother.  Ratna shared these July 2, 2017 snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 & #6 ) of 83 Wayne Brother.  Shel shared these snapshots and screen captures (by Shel #1 & #2 and by WillaFayeBuck #1 & #2 ) of 83 Wayne Brother.  Thank you Shel for your help finding Explore Recorder and Snapshot Gallery content!:

 

83 Wayne Brother fishes the jacuzzi in this video by Brenda D:

07.02

07.02.2017 - 83 Wayne Brothers back to fish the jacuzzi video by Brenda D

2017.07.03

16:27:  83 Wayne Brother (the lighter of the two bears) can be observed in this video by Mickey Kay with one of the 2017 mystery bears (the darker of the two bears, maybe 603, Not274, or who?):  83 Wayne Brother is the first bear visible in the video and moves between fishing near the log in the middle of the river below the falls to the jacuzzi as the mystery bear moves from the office to the far pool:

83 Wayne Brother and who 07 03 2017 16 27 video by Mickey Williams (aka MickeyKay). 83 Wayne Brother is the lighter of the two bears that moves between fishing near the log in the middle of the river below the falls to the jacuzzi

83 Wayne Brother and who 07 03 2017 16 27 video by Mickey Williams (aka MickeyKay). 83 Wayne Brother is the lighter of the two bears that moves between fishing near the log in the middle of the river below the falls to the jacuzzi.

Ratna's video of 83 Wayne Brother:

83 at the falls 7 3 2017 by Ratna

83 at the falls 7 3 2017 by Ratna

83 Wayne Brother was observed courting 402 on 07/03/2017.

2017.07.06:  Park visitor and cam viewer, MollyGeeTx observed 83 Wayne Brother during her trip to Brooks Camp and captured these photos:  Molly said that 83 Wayne Brother was snoozing a lot and would get up for a drink and then go back to sleep when she observed him.

Please request MollyGeeTX's permission prior to using her photos!

2017.07.08:  83 Wayne Brother can be observed in this video by Ratna.  402 is the first bear observed (not 273).  83 is the lighter of the two boars that 402 approaches at 0:49.  83 Wayne Brother is the boar on the left and the mystery bear (maybe 603) is the darker bear on the right.  83 Wayne Brother and the mystery bear (maybe 603) display some cowboy walking after 402 exits the view of the live cam:

402 (not 273), 83 Wayne Brother, and the mystery bear (maybe 603) 07 08 2017 video by Ratna

402 (not 273), 83 Wayne Brother, and the mystery bear (maybe 603) 07 08 2017 video by Ratna

Cam viewer, Brenda D captured this video of the 83 Wayne Brother, 402, and 603(?):

07.08

07.08.2017 - 402, 83 Wayne Brother and Maybe 603 video by Brenda D

Cam viewer ElaineInDE captured these photos:

Mike Fitz comments on the behavior of 402 and the two boars :"It's hard for me to say with certainty who those bears are. Are you sure the female was 273. The facial profile sorta looks like 402. The female also looks a bit large to be 273.  As for the male bear, the ears aren't right for 747. That bear's ears lean slightly forward, like the possible #68 we watched a couple of weeks ago." & "Female bears may want the attention of male bears when the time is right. So if 402 was in estrus, and that appears possible in this situation, then the ploy worked."  & "Watching the video that LTC linked to, I definitely think that's 402 ."

83 Wayne Brother, 603 (?), and 480 Otis at the falls video by Brenda D:

07.18

07.18.2017 - 83 Wayne Brother and IDK (603?) and 480 Otis video by Brenda D

2017.07.15:  83 Wayne Brother video by Brenda D.:

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07.15.2017 - 83 Wayne Brother by Brenda D

2017.07.20:  83 Wayne Brother is displace from the jacuzzi by an injured (healing) 634 Popeye in this video by Brenda D.  402 is fishing the lip.:

07.20

07.20.2017 - 634 Popeye displaces 83 Wayne Brother from Jacuzzi video by Brenda D

September 2017:

2017.09.26:  Cam viewer Cheryl Burnside captures this video of 83 Wayne Brother appropriating the jacuzzi from 503 Cubadult as 480 Otis also waits in line to fish there:
83 Wayne Brother appropriates the jacuzzi from 503 Cubadult as 480 Otis also waits in line to fish there 09 26 2017 by Cheryl Burnside

83 Wayne Brother appropriates the jacuzzi from 503 Cubadult as 480 Otis also waits in line to fish there 09 26 2017 by Cheryl Burnside

Rockatte's very funny video of 503 in the J and 83 wants in. 480 Otis supervises. Turn your volume up. 

503 tells 83 to SUCK IT; 480 provides back-up - Sept

503 tells 83 to SUCK IT; 480 provides back-up - Sept. 26, 2017 by Rockatte

2017.09.28:  Brenda D's video showing that even 83 was having difficulty negotiating the slippery far bank to get down to the river...almost like big boar twister mixed with brown bear chutes and ladders?:

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09.28.2017 - 83 Negotiates the Far Hill by Brenda D

2017.09.30:  83 Wayne Brother vocalizes with another adult male video by Ratna (is the other bear 32 Chunk?):

83 and 32? (or is that 68?) lots of growling 9 30 2017 video by Ratna

83 and 32? (or is that 68?) lots of growling 9 30 2017 video by Ratna

Explore highlight video of 83 Wayne Brother growling with the other bear (possibly 32 Chunk):

Two Bears Growl at Each Other - Brown Bear Live Cam Highlight 09.30

Two Bears Growl at Each Other - Brown Bear Live Cam Highlight 09.30.17 Explore

October 2017:

2017.10.01 15:28:  32 Chunk displaces 83 Wayne Brother from the jacuzzi video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA):

32 Moves 83 From The "J" 2017.10

32 Moves 83 From The "J" 2017.10.01 video by Flyer 7474 (SteveCA)

2017.10.07:  At approximately 17:08 Alaska time 83 Wayne Brother growls and 503 slips video by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA).  A confrontation between 83 Wayne Brother and 503 Cubadult causes 503 to slip in the flow of the falls.:

83 Growls 503 Slips 2017 10 07 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

83 Growls 503 Slips 2017 10 07 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)

Fall 2017:

83 Wayne Brother appears as observed on the unofficial Fall 2017 Bears Observed During Official Bear Monitoring Sessions List   

Ranger Michael Saxton attempted to dart 83 Wayne Brother in the Fall of 2017.  KatmaiBears, a 2017 KNP&P bear management employee (Nick, aka Bear284 ~ Nick's bearcam profile screen name) captured this video of the darting attempt.  

83's reaction to darting - Fall 2017 by KatmaiBears

83's reaction to darting - Fall 2017 by KatmaiBears

2018:  16.5 Year-Old Adult Male

83 Wayne Brother was included in the 2018 Bears of Brooks River book on page 68:

On February 27, 2018 at 18:18 Mike Fitz commented and shared this information about 83 Wayne Brother.:

"For me, 83's numerous wounds and scares are some his most distinguishing features, of which he seems to have more than most other bears. A number of factors could contribute to this.

83 seems to shed very thoroughly, revealing bare patches of skin where scars and wounds are easy to see. Except for attempts to steal every once and while, 83 doesn't seem to display a high level of aggressiveness like some other adult males, so I don't necessarily consider disposition to be a large contributing factor. He can hold his ground well enough among the male bears at the falls, but he's usually not picking fights. Could he just be unlucky, often in the wrong place at the wrong time? For some of his wounds, I think that is a contributing factor. As an example, 83 now carries a scar between his hip just above the tail. The scar is largely the product of a wound opened by 747."

June 23, 2016 video of 747 taking a chunk out of 83 Wayne Brother:

747 takes a chunk out of 83 June 23, 2016 (AK time) by OhNoIDidn't-0

747 takes a chunk out of 83 June 23, 2016 (AK time) by OhNoIDidn't-0

Photos included in Mike Fitz' comment: #1 & #2 (dates unknown) and snip of Mike's February 27, 2018 18:18 comment:

2018 Season:

JG shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5 , #6 , #7 , #8 , #9 , #10 , #11 , #12 , #13 , #14 , #15 , #16 , #17 , #18 , #19 , #20 , #21 , #22 , #23 , #24 , #25 , #26 & #27 ) of 83 Wayne Brother taken between July 1, 2018 and October 9, 2018.:

June 2018:

2018.6.29: 83 was observed and photographed returning to Brooks Falls by cam viewer and visitor Leslie Zane.

83 2018-06-29
83 2018-6-29
2018-06-29 83 scar

2018.06.30:  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother in the far pool, 409 Beadnose on the lip, 747 in the jacuzzi, 755 Scare D Bear between 747 and 83, and 480 Otis in the office.:

July 2018:

Park visitor, Mike Weagley captured this video of 409 Beadnose eating her fish away from the river when 83 Wayne Brother comes along demonstrating his cowboy walk:

Katmai National Park 16 July 2018 by Mike Weagley-0

Katmai National Park 16 July 2018 by Mike Weagley-0

2018.07.01:  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.:

2018.07.02:  83 Wayne Brother and 480 Otis having an argument over the jacuzzi in this video by Erum Chad (aka Erie):

Bear 83 and 480 Otis having an argument 2018 07 02 Brooks Falls Cam Katmai by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

Bear 83 and 480 Otis having an argument 2018 07 02 Brooks Falls Cam Katmai by Erum Chad (aka Erie)

480 Otis loses his zen and bites 83 Wayne Brother video by Ratna.:

Otis loses his Zen! bites 83 in J 7 2 18 by Ratna

Otis loses his Zen! bites 83 in J 7 2 18 by Ratna

Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)'s video of 83 Wayne Brother and 747.  Turn up the sound to hear these boars roar.:

480-83 2018-07-02 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)-0

480-83 2018-07-02 by Flyer 7474 (aka SteveCA)-0

Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother and 480 Otis having the discussion in the jacuzzi.  Jen shared this snapshot of 83 Wayne Brother.:

2018.07.08:  83 Wayne Brother being reminded by 747 how the Brooks River bear hierarchy is in this video by Lani H.  Note the jaw popping by both boars.:

747 and 83 Wayne Brother have a little discussion 7 8 2018 by Lani H

747 and 83 Wayne Brother have a little discussion 7 8 2018 by Lani H

September 2018:

2018.09.27:  747 has words repeatedly with 83 Wayne Brother video by Lani H.:

747 has words repeatedly with 83 Wayne Brother 9 27 2018 by Lani H

747 has words repeatedly with 83 Wayne Brother 9 27 2018 by Lani H

2018.09.28:  83 Wayne Brother and 68 (could this be 83's sibling?) have a little meet up in the lower river video by Lani H.:

83 Wayne Brother and 68 have a little meet up 9 28 2018 by Lani H-0

83 Wayne Brother and 68 have a little meet up 9 28 2018 by Lani H-0

LovetheBears1 shared these snapshots (#1 , #2 & #3 ).:

October 2018:

2018.10.02:  83 Wayne Brother taking a little rest video by mckate.:

2 Oct 2018 83 Wayne Brother Returns to Falls and Naps by mckate

2 Oct 2018 83 Wayne Brother Returns to Falls and Naps by mckate

2018.10.08:¬†¬†Another Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum moment for 856 (credit to Goldi for the scary giant reference) as he chases 83 then puts his nostrils to work.¬† Video by mckate :

8 Oct 2018 856 Chases 83 by mckate-0

8 Oct 2018 856 Chases 83 by mckate-0

83 Wayne Brother having words with 503 Cubadult video by Ratna.  151 Walker is in the far pool.:

83 having words with 503 at the falls October 8, 2018 by Ratna

83 having words with 503 at the falls October 8, 2018 by Ratna

2019:  17.5 Year-Old Adult Male

April 2019:

April 24, 2019 was 83 Wayne Brother bear-a-day day on the Explore bearcam comments.  Thank you deelynnd for all of your hard work and dedication to this annual project!  

Shel shared this information about 83 

Shel shared this information about 83

NEED TO DO THIS PART FROM SHEL

June 2019:

2019.06.30:  Truman Everts captured this photograph at 17:33 (p 12/08/19 01:11 ).:

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

Known Courting & Mating:

2017:

2017.07.03:  83 was observed courting 402.

Known Relatives:

Mother:  438 Flo, Speculated

Father:  Unknown

Sibling / Littermate:  868 Wayne Brother, Speculated

Sibling from 438 Flo's 2007 Litter:  274 Overflow, Speculated

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

2016:  Unsuccessful Darting Attempt by Ranger Michael Saxton

Ranger Michael Saxton's two 2016 darting attempt on 83 Wayne Brother were unsuccessful .  See the October 25, 2016 live chat video above in the Life History section for details discussed by Ranger Michael Saxton during the live chat that day.

2017:  Unsuccessful Darting Attempt by Ranger Michael Saxton

Ranger Michael Saxton's Fall 2017 darting attempt on 83 Wayne Brother was unsuccessful.


A special thank you to StMango for providing the individual NPS photos from the 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook, and to Xander-Sage for creating the gif from the NPS photos!  

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