October 21, 2020
A recap of the 2020 Fat Bear Week competition.
August 15, 2017
The bear hierarchy at Brooks Falls is dynamic. As dominant bears age or weaken from injury or malnutrition, bigger, younger, more dominant bears take their place in positions of dominance. Ascent for these bears means a better chance at survival and a better chance to pass on their genes for the next generation of Brooks River bears.
July 31, 2016
This July, a new bear, possibly one that has visited in past fall months, has been making frequent visits to the falls. Find out what we know about him so far.
July 09, 2015
402, a well known adult female, returned to Brooks River yesterday with a litter of not one, not two, not three, but FOUR spring cubs. 402, therefore, faces a huge challenge. Will she be able to meet it?
July 02, 2015
So far in this summer, 814 Lurch looks and behaves differently than years past. So, what’s up with Lurch?
June 23, 2015
What happened on Bearcam 2014? Catch up on the action...
May 07, 2015
Bears at Brooks River are assigned numbers for monitoring, management, and identification purposes. Inevitably, some bears acquire nicknames from staff and these nicknames are shared with the public, but naming wild animals is not without controversy. Is it appropriate to name wild animals?
December 17, 2014
2014 proved to be an exciting year for fans of the Brooks River bears. Let’s recap the drama and events captured on the Brooks River. These are my choices for 2014’s most notable bearcam moments. Which story resonated most with you?
November 12, 2014
The bearcams have been experiencing technical difficulties over the past 10 days. This post provides an update on their status.
September 11, 2014
In early July, bear 402 abandoned her yearling cub. Rangers, including myself, were routinely asked, “Will it find another bear to care for it?” My usual response to this question was coldly factual, "Adoption of cubs by another bear is very rare. It has been documented, but is unlikely to happen." However, bears, even young bears, are adaptable and smart. They possess the ability to recognize favorable situations and take advantage of them. 402’s abandoned yearling is no exception.