FANDOM


ENIGMA 92 PIC 2015.07.xx 2017 BoBr PG 69 FOR WIKI PROFILE PHOTO

92 Enigma July 2015 NPS photo 2017 Bears of Brooks River book

Adult Male

Year First Identified:  2008 as an adult male

Offspring Of:  Not known at this time

Darting Attempts:  There were not darting attempts, successful or unsuccessful, of 92 Enigma in 2016 and 2017 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the genetics study.



Identification:

2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook - 2017 Bears of Brooks River book:  92 is a medium-large, long bodied male who has a uniform light brown coat, tan claws, dark eye rings, and a slight lip droop. His ears are blond and triangular.  

Distinctive Behaviors:

2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook:  92 is a non-habituated bear, and visitors should not expect to see him.  He will fish at Brooks Falls but is rarely present when people are on the Falls Platform; he also appears to avoid other bears.  

Many bears using Brooks River show some level of habituation towards humans, but some like 92 do not.  This bear has been observd reacting to loud noises or sudden movements from people on the Falls Platform.  When people are present at Brooks Falls, he rarely approaches the platform side of the river.  It is important to give bears like 92 the opportunity to feed in the absence of people.  This is the primary reason for the seasonal, nighttime closure of the Falls platform and boardwalk.  

2014 Bears of Brooks River book:  92 is not habituated to the presence of people, and visitors should not expect to see him very often. He will fish at Brooks Falls but is rarely present when people are on the Falls Platform. He also appears to avoid other bears, but has been observed stealing fish.

Many bears using Brooks River show some level of habituation towards humans, but some like 92 do not. This bear has been observed reacting to loud noises or sudden movements from people on the Falls Platform.

When people are present at Brooks Falls, he rarely approaches the platform side of the river. It is important to give bears like 92 the opportunity to feed in the absence of people. This is the primary reason for the seasonal, nighttime closure of the Falls Platform and boardwalk.

He has not been observed in the fall.

2015 Bears of Brooks River book:  Includes the same information as the 2014 Bears of Brooks River book with the exception of the additional notation that 92 Enigma was not observed in 2014.

2016 & 2017 Bears of Brooks River books:  92 is not habituated to the presence of people, and visitors should not expect to see him very often. He will fish at Brooks Falls but seems wary of people on the Falls Platform. He also appears to avoid other bears, but has been observed stealing fish.  

Many bears using Brooks River show some level of habituation towards humans, but some like #92 show little. In past editions of this book, 92 was documented as showing even less. This bear has been observed reacting to loud noises or sudden movements from people on the Falls Platform.

Since people can impact the movements of bears like 92, it is important to give bears who are not habituated to people the opportunity to feed in the absence of people. This is the primary reason for the seasonal, nighttime closure of the Falls Platform and boardwalk.

The 2017 Bears of Brooks River book also includes the additional notation that 92 Enigma was not observed in 2016.

Life History:

2008:

92 was initially classified in 2008 as an adult male.

July 2008:

2009:

July 2009:

2010:

July 2010:

2011:

July 2011:

2012:

92 was included in the 2012 Brown Bears of Brooks Camp iBook :

July 2012:

2013:

July 2013:

2014:

92 was included in the adult males section of the 2014 Bears of Brooks River book on page 18:

92 Enigma was not observed during official 2014 bear monitoring sessions according to the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book.

July 2014:

2014.07.??:  Could this be 92 Enigma chasing 89 Backpack and his fish in the July 2014 video (published July 24, 2014) by laddnshirl?:

Bear chasing bear with salmon - Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park July 2014 by laddnshirl-0

Bear chasing bear with salmon - Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park July 2014 by laddnshirl-0

2015:

92 was included in the adult males section of the 2015 Bears of Brooks River book on page 55:

July 2015:

2015.07.02:  From upriver to downriver 92 Enigma, 89 Backpack, and 854 Divot. (IDs confirmed by Ranger Jeanne):

2016:

92 was included in the adult males section of the 2016 Bears of Brooks River book on page 65:

92 was not observed during official bear monitoring sessions in 2016.

2017:

92 Enigma was included in the adult males section of the 2017 Bears of Brooks River book on page 69:

Known Courting & Mating:

Add here

Known Relatives:

None known at this time

Darting Attempts:

2016:

There were no darting attempts, successful or unsuccessful, of 92 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the geneteics study in 2016.

2017:

There were no darting attempts, successful or unsuccessful, of 92 by Ranger Michael Saxton for the geneteics study in 2017.




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

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.