Katmai Terrane

 

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Bears. Salmon. Volcanoes. Wilderness. Culture. These are the terranes of Katmai. Each is distinct, but in combination these features create a place like no other. Read about the uniqueness of Katmai in this blog.

Fat Bear Week 2020

October 21, 2020 Posted by: Amber Kraft

A recap of the 2020 Fat Bear Week competition.

 

July in Review: #32 Chunk as Most Dominant Bear

August 15, 2017 Posted by: David Kopshever

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.

 

A New Bear at Brooks Falls?

July 31, 2016 Posted by: David Kopshever

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.

 

402 Returns with Four Cubs

July 09, 2015 Posted by: Michael Fitz

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?

 

Hey Lurch! What's Up with You?

July 02, 2015 Posted by: Michael Fitz

So far in this summer, 814 Lurch looks and behaves differently than years past. So, what’s up with Lurch?

 

Previously on Bearcam

June 23, 2015 Posted by: Michael Fitz

What happened on Bearcam 2014? Catch up on the action...

 

To Name or Not to Name?

May 07, 2015 Posted by: Michael Fitz

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?

 

2014 Bearcam Year In Review

December 17, 2014 Posted by: Michael Fitz

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?

 

Bearcam Update

November 12, 2014 Posted by: Michael Fitz

The bearcams have been experiencing technical difficulties over the past 10 days. This post provides an update on their status.

 

Abandoned Cub Finds a New Mother

September 11, 2014 Posted by: Michael Fitz

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.

 

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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