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913 2018 NPS photo T. Carmack via N. Boak 8/8/2019

913 2018 NPS photo T. Carmack via N. Boak 8/8/2019

Subadult Sex Unknown

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 913 "Moomba" is an 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 913 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 (912 "Mufasa" )

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2017:  Yearling with with 39 & 2 Other Littermates (912 "Mufasa" )

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2018:  Newly Emancipated 2.5 Year-Old Subadult

2018 Season:

Note:  On August 8 2019, this 2018 photo of subadult 913 by T. Carmack was shared in the chat via Katmai Conservancy Ranger Naomi Boak. It is unclear whether the photo was taken in July or the fall of 2018.

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

July 2018:

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

2018.07.20:  39's emancipated subadult 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 (912 & 913)

39's emancipated subadults 7 20 2018 by Lani H (912 & 913)

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:

913 "Moomba" was observed 3 or more times during Fall 2018 official bear monitoring sessions, classified as a 2.5 year-old male subadult, and assigned the bear monitoring number 913.  Bear monitoring staff speculate that 913 is a 2016 offspring of 39, but the sex of this subadult in unknown.

2019:  3.5 Year-Old Subadult, Sex Unknown

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-0

ACTION Lachs fischende & kämpfende Braunbären am Brooks Falls Teil 2 - Brown bears at Brooks Falls by Wilde Weite Welt-0

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-0

912 & 913 Sharing Scraps Under Falls Platform 2019-08-02 17-35-07-415 by Birgitt-0

2020:  4.5 Year-Old Subadult, Sex Unknown

In a June 28, 2020 conversation in chat regarding the genders of 912 and 913 , Leala stated to mckate "I think they will put that both are boys in this year's bear book. When we were there in September, Ranger Tammy told me that they were brothers--both male, so I think she's ID'd both as male."

June 2018:

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-1

27 Jun 2020 151 Separates 901 and 912 13, video by mckate-1

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-1

27 Jun 2020 151 Separates 901 and 912 13 Again, video by mckate-1

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-0

29 Jun 2020 912 13 Gets His Closeup, video by mckate-0

6/29/2020 video  by Lani H.

Subadult napping below falls platform 6 29 2020, video by Lani H-0

Subadult napping below falls platform 6 29 2020, video by Lani H-0

Known Courting & Mating:

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Known Relatives:

Mother:  39

Father:  Unknown

Littermates:  912 "Mufasa"

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 913 "Moomba" by Ranger Michael Saxton in 2018.

2019:  For Future Use

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913 "Moomba" wiki page created 2018.11.02 13:55 ~ LTC

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