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912 2018 NPS photo T. Carmack via N. Boak 8/8/2019

912 2018 NPS photo T. Carmack via N. Boak 8/8/2019

Subadult Male

Year First Identified:  2018 as an independent 2.5 year-old subadult, 2016 year of birth

Known Offspring Of:   There is speculation in the 2018 bear monitoring notes that 912 "Mufasa" is a male offspring of 39's 2016 litter , however there is no way to really confirm the link between subadults to the mother and siblings without DNA results.

Genetics Study Samples Obtained:  There were no known genetics study samples obtained from 912 by Ranger Michael Saxton from 2016 through 2018. 



Identification:

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Distinctive Behaviors:

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Life History:

2016:  Spring Cub with 39 & 2 Other Littermates (913 "Moomba" )

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2017:  Yearling with with 39 & 2 Other Littermates (913 "Moomba" )

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2018:  Newly Emancipated 2.5 Year-Old Subadult

2018 Season:

Note: On August 8 2019, this 2018 photo of subadult 912 by T. Carmack was shared in the chat via Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak.



Before You Die Guy captured video of 39's 3 emancipated cubs sitting under the Brooks Falls platform early in the 2018 season.They are seen briefy from 2:21-2:24. Two of these cubs were seen 3 times by the bear monitor and were classified as independent subadults in 2018.

In Search of Grizzlies in Alaska, video by Before You Die Guy-0

In Search of Grizzlies in Alaska, video by Before You Die Guy-0

July 2018:

912 "Mufasa" was observed twice during July 2018 official bear monitoring sessions with his two littermates (913 "Moomba" and 39's other 2016 offspring)

2018.07.20:  39's emancipated 2.5 year-old subadults video by Lani H.  The one 2.5 year old still has the natal collar. :

39's emancipated subadults 7 20 2018 by Lani H-0

39's emancipated subadults 7 20 2018 by Lani H-0

2018.07.20 - 2018.07.23:  Park visitor and cam viewer, Lynne Lewis captured these photos (#1 & #2 ) of 39's 2.5 year-old emancipated subadults during her July 20 - 23, 2018 trip to Brooks Camp.  912 & 913 are speculated to be 2 of these three 2.5 year-old subadults.

Fall 2018:

912 "Mufasa" was observed 3 or more times during Fall 2018 official bear monitoring sessions, classified as a 2.5 year-old male subadult, and assigned his bear monitoring number 912.  Bear monitoring staff speculate that 912 is a male 2016 offspring of 39.

2019:  3.5 Year-Old Subadult Male

July 2019:  

Could this be 912 "Mufasa" and 913 "Moomba" in late July 2019 ?  Video by Wilde Weite Welt.:

ACTION Lachs fischende & kämpfende Braunbären am Brooks Falls Teil 2 - Brown bears at Brooks Falls by Wilde Weite Welt

ACTION Lachs fischende & kämpfende Braunbären am Brooks Falls Teil 2 - Brown bears at Brooks Falls by Wilde Weite Welt

August 2019:  

2019.08.02:  912 & 913 sharing scraps video by Birgitt.:

912 & 913 Sharing Scraps Under Falls Platform 2019-08-02 17-35-07-415 by Birgitt

912 & 913 Sharing Scraps Under Falls Platform 2019-08-02 17-35-07-415 by Birgitt

September 2019:  

2019.09.01:  Could this be 912 "Mufasa" in this video by mckate?

1 Sep 2019 Who is this Sub? by mckate

1 Sep 2019 Who is this Sub? by mckate

2020:  4.5 Year-Old Subadult Male

June 2020:

2020.06.27:  151 Walker separates 901 from either 912 or 913, 6/27/2020 video by mckate.

27 Jun 2020 151 Separates 901 and 912 13, video by mckate-0

27 Jun 2020 151 Separates 901 and 912 13, video by mckate-0

151 Walker separates 901 from either 912 or 913 again, 6/27/2020 video by mckate.

27 Jun 2020 151 Separates 901 and 912 13 Again, video by mckate-0

27 Jun 2020 151 Separates 901 and 912 13 Again, video by mckate-0

2020.06.29:  Either ? 912 or 913 was observed by the Brooks Falls platform on 6/29/2020, video by mckate.

29 Jun 2020 912 13 Gets His Closeup, video by mckate

29 Jun 2020 912 13 Gets His Closeup, video by mckate

6/29/2020 video by Lani H.

Subadult napping below falls platform 6 29 2020, video by Lani H

Subadult napping below falls platform 6 29 2020, video by Lani H

Known Courting & Mating:

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Known Relatives:

Mother:  39

Father:  Unknown

Littermates:  913 "Moomba"

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 912 "Mufasa" by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2018.

2019:  For Future Use

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912 "Mufasa" wiki page created 2018.11.02 13:12 ~ LTC

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