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Bearcam Frequently Asked Questions

Screen Shot of Bears at Brooks Falls
Bears are commonly seen fishing at Brooks Falls in July.

Do you have a question about something you observed on the bearcams? Are you interested in learning more about what you might see? If so, you might find the answer in these frequently asked questions. Follow the links below to browse questions on bears, salmon, and other animals.

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If you don’t find an answer to your question here, rangers often answer questions during video and text chats when the cams are live. Times and dates for these chats vary, so be sure to follow us on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook for the latest updates.

Did You Know?


The Novarupta-Katmai eruption on June 6-9, 1912 was the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. Ashfall from the eruption was global. An aerosol veil was reported as far away as the Mediterranean region.