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Adult Female (? 2020 Season at 5.5 Year-Old, Mating?)
908, September 2018 KNP photo from the 2019 Bear Book (zoom)

908, September 2018 NPS photo from the 2019 Bear Book (zoom)


Subadult Female 2018 & 2019 Seasons?

Year First Identified:  2018 as an independent 3.5 year-old subadult, 2015 year of birth

Known Offspring Of:   There is speculation in the 2018 bear monitoring notes that 908 ia a female offspring of 708 Amelia's 2015 litter , however there is no way to really confirm the link between subadults to the mother and siblings without DNA results.

Known Litters of Cubs:  0 as of 2020 season

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  There were no known genetics study samples obtained from 908 by Ranger Michael Saxton from 2015 through 2018. We are awaiting information from the rangers for the 2019 & 2020 seasons.


Identification:

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Distinctive Behaviors:

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Life History:

2015:  Spring Cub with 708 Amelia & Male Littermate (907 )

October 2015:

2015.10.22:  708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs (907 & 908) video by Mickey Williams.:

4 32pm Mom & 2 cubs at the Falls 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia w 2 spring cubs 907 & 908 by Mickey Williams-0

4 32pm Mom & 2 cubs at the Falls 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia w 2 spring cubs 907 & 908 by Mickey Williams-0

708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs (907 & 908) video part 2 by Mickey Williams.:
Mom & 2 cubs at falls 2 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia (w 907 & 908) by Mickey Williams-1

Mom & 2 cubs at falls 2 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia (w 907 & 908) by Mickey Williams-1

708 Amelia with her 2 spring cubs (907 & 908) video part 3 by Mickey Williams.:
Mom & 2 cubs at falls part 3 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia (w 907 & 908) by Mickey Williams-1

Mom & 2 cubs at falls part 3 10 22 15 Katmai National Park 708 Amelia (w 907 & 908) by Mickey Williams-1

2016:  Yearling with 708 Amelia & Male Littermate (907 )

July 2016:  

2016.07.26:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Melissa Freels.:

Amelia and Cubs July 26, 2016 by Melissa Freels-0

Amelia and Cubs July 26, 2016 by Melissa Freels-0

September 2016:  

2016.09.02:  708 Amelia with her 2 yearlings video by Melissa Freels.:

708 Amelia and Yearlings, September 2, 2016 by Melissa Freels-0

708 Amelia and Yearlings, September 2, 2016 by Melissa Freels-0

2017:  2.5 Year-Old Cub with 708 Amelia & Male Littermate (907 )

2017 season:

Xander-Sage-2 shared this 2017 snapshot  of 907 and 908 on 5/28/2020 and this 2017 snapshot of 907 and 908 on 5/28/2020.

June 2017:

2017.06.23: 708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year old cubs (907 and 908) at Brooks Falls, video by flyer 7474. 907 (male) is the larger of the 2 cubs. 908 (female) is smaller.

708 and family at Brooks Falls 2017-06-23, video by flyer 7474

708 and family at Brooks Falls 2017-06-23, video by flyer 7474

July 2018:

2019.07.23:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) shared these photos of 907 and 908 when they were 2.5 year olds on 5/27/2020, #1, #2, #3 and #4.

October 2017:  

2017.10.22:  708 Amelia with her two 2.5 year-old cubs (907 & 908) video by Birgitt.:

708 with 907 & 908 Bloodbath in the Snow 2017-10-22 15-56-36-547 by Birgitt-1

708 with 907 & 908 Bloodbath in the Snow 2017-10-22 15-56-36-547 by Birgitt-1

2017.10.27:  708 with her two 2.5 year-old cubs video by Brenda D.  908 can be seen urinating at 3:20 into this video  ....she is a female!:

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10.27.2017 - 708 and Cubs by Platform, Fish Ladder and Back to the Rock by Brenda D (908 can be seen urinating at 3 20 mark)

2018:  Newly Emancipated 3.5 Year-Old Subadult

2018 Season:

908 made her debut in the 2019 Bears of Brooks River book on page 33.

Note: On August 8 2019, this 2018 photo of subadult 908 by T. Carmack was shared in the chat via Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak. It is unclear if the photo was taken in July or the fall of 2018.

June 2018:

2018.06.23:  Flyer 7474 captured this 6/23/2018 early season video of 908 under the Brooks Falls platform.

Subadult (908) at Brooks Falls 2018 06 23, video by flyer 7474

Subadult (908) at Brooks Falls 2018 06 23, video by flyer 7474

July 2018: 908 in July 2018, NPS photos:

2018.07.31: 909 and 910 stand behind 908 at the falls in this 7/31/2018 video by mckate.

31 Jul 2018 908's Beady Bodyguards (909 and 910), video by mckate

31 Jul 2018 908's Beady Bodyguards (909 and 910), video by mckate

August 2018:

2018.08.07:  908 watches 812 clean his plate, 8/7/2018 video by mckate.

7 Aug 2018 908 Watches 812 Clean His Plate, video by mckate

7 Aug 2018 908 Watches 812 Clean His Plate, video by mckate


2018.08.11 or 2018.08.12:   JG shared a snapshot  of 907 and 908 , as 3.5 year-old independent subadults taken either August 11, 2018 or August 12, 2018 .

2018.08.14:  812 pirates a fish from 908, 8/14/2018 video by mckate.

14 Aug 2018 812 Pirates from 908, video by mckate

14 Aug 2018 812 Pirates from 908, video by mckate

September 2018:

908 in September 2018, NPS photos:

2018.09.01:  908 is seen sitting on a rock at Brooks Falls on 9/1/2018, video by mckate.

1 Sep 2018 908, "I'll Just Sit Here and Look Iconic

1 Sep 2018 908, "I'll Just Sit Here and Look Iconic." Video by mckate

806 tells 908 to get lost, 9/1/2018 video by mckate.

1 Sep 2018 806 Tells 908 to Get Lost, video by mckate

1 Sep 2018 806 Tells 908 to Get Lost, video by mckate

2019:  4.5 Year-Old Subadult Female

2019 Season:

2019.??.??:  SMS4 captured this photograph of 908 during their trip to Brooks Camp (p 01/12/2020 05:10 ).

May 2019:

2019.05.28:  Could this be 908 in this video by Kara Stenberg?  Kara captured this video through the window of the dining hall during breakfast on May 28, 2019.  

Young Bear Eating Grass 2019 by Kara Stenberg (aka howlsthunder)

Young Bear Eating Grass 2019 by Kara Stenberg (aka howlsthunder)

2019.05.29: Brooks Lodge posted this Kara Stenberg photo of a subadult who was seen by the lodge on 5/29/2019. Could this be subadult 908?

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

July 2019:  

2019.07.04:  Truman Everts shared this 7/4/2019 photo of 908 seen at the far side of Brooks Falls on 4/28/2020.

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

2019.07.07:  908 sits on a rock at Brooks Falls and gets a drink, 7/7/2019 video by mckate.

7 Jul 2019 908 Gets a Drink, video by mckate

7 Jul 2019 908 Gets a Drink, video by mckate

2019.07.10:  Is this 908 during the play-by-play (video by Lani H) with Mike Fitz? Mike "tentatively identifies" 908 who is seen from 58:05-1:01:00.

Play by Play with Mike Fitz 7 10 2019 by Lani H

Play by Play with Mike Fitz 7 10 2019 by Lani H

NWBearLove92 shared this 7/10/2019 photo of 908 in chat on 5/15/2020. The photo was taken from the riffles platform.  NWBearLove92 shared 7/10/2019 photos of 908 involved in a scuffle with 854 Divot in the riffles on 5/27/2020, #1, #2 and #3. "908 and 854 Divot having a disagreement in the riffles. This was a pretty mild fight. They barely made contact with each other. I think 854 just wanted to assert her dominance over the younger bear." NWBearLove92 shared 7/10/2019 photos of 908 fishing in the riffles on 5/27/2020, #1 and #2.

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

 

2019.07.28:  610 stands up to 908 video by mckate.  610 is two years older than 708 Amelia's brat er...sub which shows just how small she is for her age.:

28 Jul 2019 610 Stands Up to 908 by mckate

28 Jul 2019 610 Stands Up to 908 by mckate

August 2019:

2019.08.12:  Cruiser shared this 8/12/2019 snapshot of 908 on 5/27/2020.

Mckate captured this 8/12/2019 video of 908 sitting on a rock.

12 Aug 2019 908 Watches Falls Action, video by mckate

12 Aug 2019 908 Watches Falls Action, video by mckate

908 sitting on Backpack's rock, 8/12/2019 video by Lani H.

908 (?) sitting on backpacks rock 8 12 2019, video by Lani H

908 (?) sitting on backpacks rock 8 12 2019, video by Lani H

2019.08.15:  908 snorkels in place, 8/15/2019 video by mckate.

15 Aug 2019 908 Sees Those Fish, video by mckate

15 Aug 2019 908 Sees Those Fish, video by mckate

2019.08.16:  908 sneaks a quick catch in the office. "Nice work picking off that fish while 747 was somewhat distracted. Just look at the gut on that guy!" 8/16/2019 video by mckate.

16 Aug 2019 908 Sneaks a Quick Catch in Office, video by mckate

16 Aug 2019 908 Sneaks a Quick Catch in Office, video by mckate

September 2019:

2019.09.06:  908 sits on the lip and then greets her brother 907 by the platform at 0:55, video by mckate.

6 Sep 2019 908 Sits on Lip, Then Greets Bro 907, video by mckate

6 Sep 2019 908 Sits on Lip, Then Greets Bro 907, video by mckate

2019.09.14:  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this photograph of 908 (p 12/11/19 15:35 ).  Bonnie also captured this photograph of 908 on September 14, 2019 (p 12/16/19 15:33 ).:

Please request Bonnie Hankins' (aka NutsBoutBears) permission prior to using her photographs!

2019.09.15:  901? or 908?  Bonnie Hankins (aka NutsBoutBears) captured this photograph of a subadult that could be 901 or 908 (p 01/03/2020 15:33 ).:

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Scooch shared this 9/15/2019 photo of 908 on 5/27/2020.

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

2019.09.16:  Scooch captured this photograph of 908 (p 02/04/2020 01:35 ).:

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

Scooch captured these photographs (#1 , #2 , #3 , #4 & #5 ) 907 & 908 (p 02/06/2020 01:30 ).  Scooch shared this information about the photographs.:  "Siblings 907 (R) and 908, September 16, 2019 - The other morning I posted a photo of bear 908 standing near the island. Soon afterwards, she was joined by another bear that I believe is her brother, 907. They greeted each other with a brief session of bitey face before 907 moved on, looking for a fish, which he soon caught. These two 4.5 year old subadults are believed to be the lovely 708 Amelia's 2015 male and female offspring.".  Mazey :noted the following about Scooch's 907 & 908 photographs that help in confidence with the ID of these two subadults.:  "You can see the clipped off looking left ear on 907 in photo #5 and of course 908 has her bra on" (p 02/06/2020 05:18 ).  Bookmom made these observations about Scooch's 907 & 908 photographs:  "Also his more round forehead with a heavier brow and her flatter forehead. Not visible as much in the pics is her larger hump (than his). His body looks longer (similar to early 503 and maybe 856.??)" (p 02/06/2020 05:59 ). On 4/14/2020, scooch shared an additional 9/16/2019 photo of siblings 907 and 908. Note: 908 is the smaller of the 2 siblings in all these photos.

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

2019.09.26:  708 Amelia (0:00-0:29) and 708's 2015 offspring, 908 (0:30-1:00) simultaneously fish at the falls video by mckate.  Like mother, like daughter fishing from their rocks. 708's cubs were on the bank.:

26 Sep 2019 708 and 908 Simultaneously Fish at Falls by mckate-0

26 Sep 2019 708 and 908 Simultaneously Fish at Falls by mckate-0

October 2019:

2019.10.03:  "Little Sub" who is unidentified tries to greet 908, 10/3/2019 video by mckate.

3 Oct 2019 Little Sub Tries to Greet 908, video by mckate

3 Oct 2019 Little Sub Tries to Greet 908, video by mckate

2019.10.10:  A magpie pokes 908 in the butt, 10/10/2019 video by mckate.

10 Oct 2019 Magpie Pokes 908, video by mckate

10 Oct 2019 Magpie Pokes 908, video by mckate

908 takes her post on the rock, 10/10/2019 video by mckate.

10 Oct 2019 908 Takes Her Post, video by mckate

10 Oct 2019 908 Takes Her Post, video by mckate

2019.10.11:  908 makes a clever catch, 10/11/2019 video by mckate.

11 Oct 2019 908 Makes a Clever Catch, video by mckate

11 Oct 2019 908 Makes a Clever Catch, video by mckate

Lani H 10/11/2019 video of 908 on Backpack's rock.

908 on backpacks rock 10 11 2019, video by Lani H

908 on backpacks rock 10 11 2019, video by Lani H

2019.10.15:  908 on Backpack's rock, 10/15/2019 video by Lani H.

908 on backpacks rock 10 15 2019, video by Lani H

908 on backpacks rock 10 15 2019, video by Lani H

2020:  5.5 Year-Old (Subadult? or Young Adult?) (Possibly Mated w/ 151 Walker)

June 2020:

2020.06.23:  908 was possibly observed mating with 151 Walker at approximately 20:06 AKDT on June 23, 2020.  Arlene Beech (aka Homebird) captured this video of the mating bears (151 Walker and 908 maybe? or 901?) in the lower river from the River Watch live cam feed.:.  

Mating bears! Explore

Mating bears! Explore.org 23 June 2020 by Arlene Beech (aka Homebird)-0

Known Courting & Mating:

2020:?

151 Walker:  Mating, June 23, 2020:? Is this 151 mating with 908 or 901?

Arlene Beech (aka Homebird) captured this video of the mating bears (151 Walker and 908 maybe? or 901?) in the lower river from the River Watch live cam feed.:.

Mating bears! Explore

Mating bears! Explore.org 23 June 2020 by Arlene Beech (aka Homebird)-1

Known Litters of Cubs:

None as of 2020 season

Known Relatives:

Mother:  708 Amelia ~ Speculated

Father:  Unknown

Littermates:  907  ~ Speculated

Maternal Grandmother:  468 Reggie ~ Speculated

Maternal Sibling:  284 "Electra" ~ Speculated

Maternal Cousins:  901 (284's 2016 Female Offspring) ~ Speculated

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:

2016:  None

Cubs were not being sampled for the genetics study in 2016 by Ranger Michael Saxton

2017:  None

Cubs were not being sampled for the genetics study in 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton

2018:  None Known

There were no known genetics study samples obtained of 908 by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2018.

2019:  Awaiting Information from KNP&P Rangers

For future use

2020:  For Future Use

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908 wiki page created 2018.11.01 05:57 ~ LTC

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