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Bears seen in 2022:

This table will be used to document the bears that have been seen so far in the 2022 season.  It will primarily be updated using information obtained from current and former park staff, however, if you know of a bear we are missing, please suggest that it be added where appropriate, and include photos or other documentation of it being seen.  Pictures and detailed information are organized by month below the table.

Please Note:  The following abbreviations are used in the chart below:

C = Courting

COY = Spring Cubs / Cubs-of-the-year

D = Darted / Ranger Michael Saxton DNA study

FHV = Falls High View cam

FLV = Falls Low View cam

MS = Official Bear Monitoring Session

UD = Unsuccessfully Darted  Ranger Michael Saxton DNA study

YO= Years Old

YRL'ng = Yearling Cubs (1.5 year old cubs)

Links to ranger comments regarding bears seen during 2022 Official Bear Monitoring Sessions: do not have this information from the Rangers yet.

Link to LunaCre's 2022 google doc with gifs

2022 Bears Seen per Dry Erase Board Located in the Visitor's Center at Brooks Camp:

Note: Per KNP&P Media Ranger Naomi Boak, "the bear monitor double checks" this list.

MALES
Bear # May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
18 Adult Male (1st Identified in 2019)
19 Adult Male (1st Identified in 2019)
20 Adult Male (1st Identified in 2019) 6/29

6/29

6/30 @ 0:07

7/1

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

21 Adult Male, 1st Identified in Fall 2019)
22 (Adult Male, 1st Identified in Fall 2019 as a Female) "PJ"
23 Adult Male (1st Identified in Fall 2019) "Scrappy"
27 Adult Male (451's 2017 Offspring, 1st Identified in 2019) 5.5 YO 7/7

7/9

28 Adult Male (451's 2017 Offspring, 1st Identified in 2019) 5.5 YO
32 Chunk 5/8

5/8

5/27

5/27

5/27

5/27

5/29

6/1

6/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

51 Diver Jr.
65 Adult Male (1st Identified in 2019)
68
83 Wayne Brother 20.5 YO 6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

88 Adult Male (1st Identified in 2019) 7/1 L

7/1

7/2

7/4

7/5

7/7

7/8

89 Backpack 16.5 YO 7/7

7/8

7/9

97 Adult Male (1st Identified in 2019) "Spot"
99 Adult  (39's 2016 Offspring) 6.5 YO 6/25

6/29 6/30?

7/1 NYCSteve

7/1

7/2Luna

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

103 Subadult Male (402's 2018 Offspring) 4.5 YO
115
135 Adult Male (1st identified in 2020)
136 Subadult Male (1st identified in 2020) 7/3?
138 Subadult Male (1st identified in 2020)
144 Subadult Male (1st identified in 2020, 132's 2018 offspring) 4.5 YO
147 Adult Male First identified in 2020
151 Walker 15.5 YO 6/6 or prior @8:00

6/19 or prior

6/21

6/21

6/26

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

6/30

[1]

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

164 Subadult Male (1st identified in 2020) "Bucky" 6/26

6/28

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

182 Subadult Male (1st identified in 2020)
205 Subadult Male (1st identified in 2021, 273's offspring) 2.5 YO 7/2?

7/3? 7/5?

7/7?

7/8?

7/9?

207 Subadult Male (1st identified in 2021, 719's offspring) 2.5 YO
208 Subadult Male (1st identified in 2021, 719's offspring) 2.5 YO
274 Overflow
299
469 "Patches"
474
480 Otis 6/29

6/29

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

503 Cubadult 9.5 YO Adult Male 6/30

6/30

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

602 Adult Male 7/3

7/4

7/5

603
634 Popeye 6/16-6/21 Pics 4-6

6/28

6/29

6/30

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/9

747 "Colbert" 6/16 or B4

6/18

6/18

6/22

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/24

6/25

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

775 Lefty 6/29

6/30

7/1

7/1

801 6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2 7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

807 Adult (132's 2014 offspring) 8.5 YO 6/23

6/23 #1 #2 #3

6/25

6/25

6/26 thru 1:02

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

808 Adult
809 Adult (273's 2015 Male) 7.5 YO
810 Adult (94's 2015 Male) 7.5 YO
812 Adult (402's 2015 Male) 7.5 YO
820 Adult 6/24

6/25

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/8

7/9

821 Adult (504's 2015 Darker offspring) 7.5 YO 6/17? image 3

6/30

7/1

7/2Luna

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

856 6/17 or B4

6/24

6/24

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27 or B4

6/27

6/28

6/28

6/29

6/30

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

879
903 Adult (128's 2016 Blonder Male) 6.5 YO 6/27

6/28 or B4 7th image

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

904 Adult (854's 2016 Male) 6.5 YO
905 Adult (854's 2016 Male) 6.5 YO
907 Adult (708's 2015 Male) 7.5 YO 7/8?
911

"Split Nose"

(253?)

7/2

7/3?

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

912 Adult (39's 2016 Male) 6.5 YO 6/26

6/26

6/27

6/28?

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2Luna

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

913 Adult (39's 2016 Male) 6.5 YO 7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

Unknown boar (MB mystery bear), dark fur, wide spaced blonde ears, forehead scars, bald shed rump, white claws 6/29

6/29

6/29

6/29 white claws @5:38

6/29? Melissa

6/30

6/30

7/1

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

Unknown Boar, dark fur, Large white scar on the middle of back. May have also been seen in 2020. 6/30 7/1
708's 3.5 YO male subadult (darker) 6/12 or prior #2 #3 #4?
"Ben" Also seen in 2021 6/26

6/27 #2 #3 #4 #5

6/28

6/29

7/1 R

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

284's 2.5 YO male subadult (darker) 6/28?

6/28?

854's 2.5 YO male subadult (lighter) 7/8?


FEMALES
Bear # Cubs? May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
25 Adult (435 Holly's 2017 blonde female) 5.5 YO 6/29 w 1 coy (or 719) 6/29 w 1 coy (or 719)

6/30 (or 719)

7/1 w1 (or 719)

7/4 (or 719)

7/6? single

7/9?

26 Adult (435 Holly's 2017 darker female) 5.5 YO 7/6?

7/8

7/9?

29 Adult Female (451's 2017 Offspring, 1st Identified in 2019) 5.5 YO 6/26 or B4

6/27

39 7/8 w2 coy 7/8 w2 coy
57 Adult Female (1st Identified in 2019) 7/5

7/6

7/7

58 Adult Female (1st Identified in 2019)
63 Subadult Female (505's 2018 Offspring, 1st Identified as a 1.5 Year Old Subadult in 2019) 4.5 YO
87 Adult Female (1st Identified in 2019) 7/6 w 2 YRL'ngs 7/6 w 2 YRL'ngs

7/7

94 7/7 or before w 4 coy 7/7 or B4 w 4 coy Ranger Chris

7/8

101 Subadult (402's 2018 Offspring) 4.5 YO 7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

102 Subadult (402's 2018 Offspring) 4.5 YO 7/3?

7/8?

128 Grazer 17.5 YO Two 2.5 YO's 5/17 5/17 or prior w2 2.5 YO's 6/2 or prior w2 2.5 YO's

6/3

6/13 or prior @8:40

6/17 orB4

6/17

6/18

6/19 orB4

6/21

6/22

6/22

6/23

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1 w2

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

129 Subadult (482 Brett's 2018 Offspring) 4.5 YO 6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

131 Subadult (482 Brett's 2018 Offspring) 4.5 YO
132 6/21 w 2 YRL'ngs 6/21 w2

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

6/30

7/1 w2

7/2

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

133 Subadult (482 Brett's 2018 Offspring) 4.5 YO 7/9a_lisa
139 Adult Female (1st identified in 2020)
146 Subadult Female (1st identified in 2020) 7/1Luna

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

148 Adult Female (1st identified in 2020)
153 7/8?
171 6/21

6/23

6/23

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2Luna

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

203 Subadult Female (1st identified in 2021, 273's offspring) 2.5 YO
204 Subadult Female (1st identified in 2021, 273's offspring) 2.5 YO
261 14.5 YO 7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

273
284 "Electra" 14.5 YO 6/24

6/27

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

289
402
435 Holly 6/23

6/24

6/24

6/27

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

451
477 Sara 6/24
482 Brett 6/26 w 2 YRL'ngs 6/27 w 2 YRL'ngs

6/28LeafyHyrax

6/29

7/1 w2Luna

7/2

7/3

7/8

7/9

504 6/26 w 2 YRL'ngs 6/26 w 2 YRL'ngs

6/28

6/29

6/29

6/30

7/1 w2

7/3

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

505 7/2

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9Marie

610 Adult 8.5 YO 6/29

6/29

6/30

7/1 right

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/9

700 Marge
708 Amelia 21.5 YO Single? 6/12 or prior subadults? 6/30

6/30

7/1Luna

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

717 Adult 8.5 Y.O. 7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/8

7/9

719 Adult 8.5 YO 6/29 w 1 coy (or 25) 6/29 w 1 coy (or 25)

6/29 Melissa

6/30 (or 25)

7/1 w1 (or 25)

7/3

7/5

7/6

7/8

803 7/7

7/7?

804 Adult"Not-505" aka Little Lip Fisher
805 Adult (132's 2014 offspring) 8.5 YO
806 Adult (132's 2014 offspring) 8.5 YO One 2.5 YO

5/16 or prior

5/16 or prior 6/28

6/29

6/30

6/30

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

811 Adult (402's 2015 offspring) 7.5 YO
813 Nostril Bear 6/27
831 Adult (504's 2015 offspring) 7.5 YO 7/7
854 Divot 20.5 YO Two 2.5 YO's 5/26 then emancipated 5/26

5/26

6/13 or prior @8:26 (single)

6/16 or prior

6/21?

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1 middle Luna

7/2Luna

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

900 (Adult Female)
901 Adult (284's 2016 offspring) 6.5 YO 5/24 6/22

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27 or B4

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1Luna

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

902 "Fifi" "Bonsai" Adult (128's 2016 Offspring) 6.5 YO 7/6?

7/7

7/8

7/9

906 Adult (854's 2016 offspring) 6.5 YO 6/28?

6/29?

6/30 ?

908 Adult (708's 2015 Offspring) 7.5 YO 7/7

7/8

7/9

909 Adult (409's 2016 blonder offspring) 6.5 YO One YRL'ng 5/17 or prior 5/17 or prior w1 YRL'ng

5/24

5/24

5/24

5/26#1 #2

5/31#1 #2

6/1

6/12 or prior w/1 #2 #3

6/17 or prior

6/18 or prior 4th image

6/21

6/22

6/22

6/23

6/24

6/24

6/25

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/2 w1

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

910 Adult (409's 2016 darker offspring) 6.5 YO 6/25? w1 coy 6/25? w1 coy

6/25

6/26 not 6/27

6/27

6/27

6/28

6/29

6/30

7/1 w1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

Unknown sow with 2 spring cubs 7/5

7/7 or B4

708's 3.5 YO female subadult (blonde) 6/12 or prior #2 #3 #4? 7/6
284's 2.5 YO female subadult (lighter) 6/28?

6/28?

806's 2.5 YO female subadult 6/30?

6/30?

6/30? near

7/1 #2

7/2

7/4

7/5

7/7

7/8

7/9

854's 2.5 YO female subadult (darker) 6/30? 7/4

7/8

7/9

435 Holly's 2.5 YO female subadult 7/3?

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

94's 4.5 YO large female subadult 7/5?

7/6

7/8

7/9

94's 4.5 YO small female 7/6

7/7


ID'd Sex Unknown
Bear # May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
14 Adult, Sex Unknown (1st Identified in 2019)
15 Adult, Sex Unknown (1st Identified in 2019)
17 Adult, Sex Unknown (1st Identified in 2019) 7/9?
137 Subadult, Sex Unknown (1st identified in 2020) 6/23?

6/24

6/25

6/26

6/27

6/28?

6/29

7/1

7/2

7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6?

7/7

155 Subadult, Sex Unknown (1st identified in 2020)
166 Subadult, Sex Unknown (1st identified in 2020)
167 Subadult, Sex Unknown (1st identified in 2020) 6/23

6/23

6/24

6/26?

174 Subadult, Sex Unknown (1st identified in 2020)
184 Subadult, Sex Unknown (1st identified in 2020)
187 Subadult, Sex Unknown (1st identified in 2020)
193 Subadult, Sex Unknown (1st identified in 2020)
196 Unclassified/Unknown Notes indicate coy (1st identified in 2020)


UnID'd Sex Unknown
Bear Info May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Small female?, medium brown coat, blonde-tipped upright ears and muzzle, shedding on back 6/30 7/1

7/1 female?

Subadult with blonde "mickey mouse hat." 7/3

7/4

7/5

7/6

7/7

7/8

7/9

803's two 2.5 YO subadults 7/1?

Detailed Information & Pictures re: Bears Seen 2022:

2022 Season:

April 2022:

2022.04.19: The first bear of the season was seen on 4/19/2022 in this NPS photo by D. Derby. KNP&P posted the photo on Twitter. "It's that time of year again! Bears are officially out at Brooks. This photo was taken Tuesday, April 19th a few miles up the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes Road."

File:First bear of the season April 19, 2022 NPS photo by D Derby .05 .jpg
First bear of the season April 19, 2022 NPS photo by D Derby


May 2022:

2022.05.01: Ranger Lian's comment to mazey via email on 5/1/2022. "The majority of interpretation staff is headed to Brooks in two weeks! But explore won't be out to get things set up until June so it will still be a while until we are up and running."

2022.05.02: On 5/2/2022, mazey posted information in chat that had been exchanged via email with Ranger Lian Law. The emails were between 4/26-5/2/2022. The updates were in response to bear identification questions.

Updates from Ranger Lian Law. These updates are via email between 4/26-5/2/2022. I wanted to have all the information and questions answered before I posted it all.

Questions: Could 144 be the 2018 offspring of 132?

How many cubs did 906 have in 2020? Do you have any photos of 906?

After seeing photos of 153 (previously posted in chat) could 289 have been mistaken for 153 in 2019? Note: 289 was the sow identified with two 2.5 year old cubs in 2019. Question prompted by JG.

Reply: I will say the bear monitor's notes indicate 132 as the mother of 144. Though of course like you said, without DNA analysis, can't say for sure.

906 had one cub in 2020, and in 2021, notes indicate no cub.

As for 153, I think you are correct. It looks like in some places it is indicated and I quote "first ID'd as 289 in 2019 and this year but was changed based on descriptions from past monitors"

Question: So is that a firm ID that 153 was seen in 2019 with cubs and 2020 and 2021 as a single sow?

Reply: Since the bear monitor hasn't started yet, I can't confirm directly from her about 153 but all notes indicate that yes, that is firm.

Here are some pictures of 906. Photos posted below.

Question: Do you have dates for the photos?

Reply: The last one is from July 2020. The first two are from early Sept 2020. Photo #1, #2 and #3.

File:Ranger Lian Law's bear updates via email with mazey April 26, 2022-May 2, 2022.jpg
Ranger Lian Law's bear updates via email with mazey April 26, 2022-May 2, 2022


2022.05.08 or prior: Ranger Lian Law stopped in chat and shared a photo of 32 Chunk. "While the majority of people aren't at Brooks Camp yet (hopefully we 'migrate' the week of the 16), one of our Law Enforcement rangers took this photo. Can you guess who it is? Our bear monitor confirmed 32."

File:32 Chunk May 8, 2022 or prior NPS photo by Law Enforcement Ranger.jpg
32 Chunk May 8, 2022 or prior NPS photo by Law Enforcement Ranger


2022.05.16 or prior: Jonathan Kuiper's 5/16/2022 Facebook video of 806 and her 2.5 year-old cub in camp. Will 806 keep her cub for another year as her mother 132 did with 806?

2022.05.17 or prior: Former Ranger Naomi Boak stopped in chat on 5/17/2022 and posted "From an undisclosed source: 128 +2 and 909 + 1 seen at Brooks."

2022.05.23: Adam Wight's (@adamwight98) 5/23/2022 Instagram photo of 909's yearling cub. Swipe left to see a 2nd photo.

2022.05.24: Chatter Oh_Arana received permission from photographer Jon Kuiper to post a 5/24/2022 video of 909 and her yearling in Camp.


Kara Stenberg's 5/25/2021 Facebook post with 5/24/2021 photos of 909 and her yearling cub, photo #1 and #2.

Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photographs!


Kara Stenberg's 5/26/2021 Facebook post with 5/24/2021 photos of 901, #1 and #2. "901, daughter of 284, now a 6-year old. May 24, 2022."

Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photographs!

2022.05.26: Kara Stenberg's 5/27/2022 Facebook post with 5/26/2022 photos of 854 Divot's 2.5 year-old cubs, #1 and #2. "854 Divot’s cubs. They’re both 2.5 years old but are currently still with their mom. May 26, 2022." Kara Stenberg posted two 5/26/2022 photos of 854 Divot's male cub on 5/28/2022, #1 and #2. "One of 854’s cubs, resting on an unseasonably hot day. He’s 2.5 years old and is currently still with his mom and sister for now. May 26, 2022." Kara Stenberg's 5/29/2022 Facebook post with 5/26/2022 photos of 854 Divot's 2.5 Year-old female cub, #1 and #2. "854’s female 2.5-year-old, trying to keep cool on a very unseasonably hot day. May 26, 2022." Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photographs!

Stephanie Hill's (@tracelbunny1617) 5/26/2022 Instagram video of 909 and her yearling. Stephanie Hill also captured a 5/26/2022 Instagram photo of 909 and her cub outside the lodge.

2022.05.27: Chatter Oh_Arana received permission from Jon Kuiper to post a 5/27/2022 Instagram story video of 32 Chunk in camp.

Chatter sienna33 received permission from Jon Kuiper to post a 5/27/2022 Instagram story video of 32 Chunk walking on the beach.

Kara Stenberg's 5/28/2022 Facebook post with a 5/27/2022 photo of 32 Chunk. "Bear 32 “Chunk” marking a birch tree at “corner” of the old bridge trail along Brooks River. May 27, 3022."Kara Stenberg's 6/3/2022 Facebook post with a 5/27/2022 photo of 32 Chunk. 32 “Chunk”, once named for his derrière, now perhaps named for the gap on his snout? Bears heal remarkably quickly and well and what was a bone-deep gash last year is now healed over just fine. May 27, 2022. Please request Kara Stenberg's permission prior to using her photographs!

2022.05.29 or prior: Jwkimages (Jon Kuiper) 5/29/2022 or prior Instagram photo of 32 Chunk.

2022.05.31 or prior: Adam Wight's (@adamwight98) 5/31/2022 or prior Instagram photo of 909 and her yearling cub. Swipe left for 2nd photo.

Adam Wight's (@adamwight98) 5/31/2022 or prior Instagram photo of 909.

June 2022:

2022.06.01 or prior: KNP's 6/1/2022 Facebook post of 909 and her yearling on Naknek Beach, 6/1/2022 or prior photo by Ranger L Law.

Adam Wight's (@adamwight98) 6/1/2022 or prior Instagram photo of 32 Chunk resting on Naknek Beach.

2022.06.02 or Prior: Chatter sienna33 received permission from Jon Kuiper to post a 6/2/2022 or prior Instagram story video of 128 Grazer and her two 2.5 year old cubs in camp. "Hi! Not sure if this has been posted but this is from Jon Kuiper’s account (used with permission) and I believe it’s current."

2022.06.03: 128 Grazer is seen in this 6/3/2022 Instagram video by travelbunny1617. She still has her two 2.5 year old cubs with her. Will they be emancipated?

Jwkimages (Jon Kuiper) 6/3/2022 Instagram photo of 32 Chunk walking on Naknek Beach.

2022.06.06 or prior: 151 Walker was observed at Brooks Camp by Tammy Carmack on June 6, 2022 or prior. 151 Walker has an injury to his middle back area that resembles the damage 747 did to 83 Wayne Brother's lower back (above tail, between hips) on June 23, 2016. Mike Fitz discussed 151 Walker's injury during a 6/13/22/live chat. His comments can be heard starting at 8:00 in this video by Explore.org.

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Video by Explore Bears and Bison

2022.06.12 or prior: Brooks Camp visitor Karen Scoggins 6/12/2022 or prior Facebook post included two photos of 909 and her yearling (#1 and #2) and a video of 909 and her yearling.

Brooks Camp visitor Karen Scoggins 6/12/2022 or prior Facebook post included two videos of what appear to be 708 Amelia's emancipated 3.5 year-old cubs. In video #1 at 0:34, the cubs are seen in the distance with 909 and her yearling in the foreground. In video #2, the now subadults are seen by the bridge. Karen Scoggins also captured four photos of the suspected 708 subadults, #1 (darker male), #2 (blonde female), #3 both and #4 both.

2022.06.13 or prior: During a 6/13/2022 live chat Mike Fitz commented that he had spoken to the Rangers that day, video by Explore. Mike discusses 128 Grazer at 8:40. He said "128 Grazer is in the vicinity of the Brooks River with her two 2.5 year olds. It is quite likely they will separate. It is a little late in the season for that to happen. Grazer separated from her first litter when they were the same age. It is quite possible that Grazer will come back this year and that will change the dynamic on the river. Grazer is such a defensive mother and without cubs she behaves a little bit different."

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Video by Explore Bears and Bison

During a 6/13/2022 live chat, Mike Fitz commented that he had spoken to the Rangers that day. They told him that" mother 854 (Divot) was observed on top of Dumpling Mountain being courted by a male bear up there." 854 Divot has separated from her two 2.5 year old cubs. Mike's comments can be heard starting at 8:26 into this 6/13/2022 video by Explore.

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Video by Explore Bears and Bison

2022.06.16 or Prior: 747 was observed at Brooks Camp by Ranger Tammy Carmack on June 16, 2022 or prior. 747 has a ripped right ear and more scars than when he was last observed during the 2021 season.

Explore posted an Instagram story on 6/16/2022 which showed the Explore techs working at the top of Dumpling Mountain. They had company, 854 Divot being courted by an unknown boar. Chatter Cruiser captured screenshots of the post as Instagram stories only last for 24 hours.

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854 Divot and an unknown boar on top of Dumpling Mountain June 16, 2022 or prior photo collage by Cruiser from a June 16, 2022 Instagram Story by Explore.org

2022.06.17 or prior: 909 and her yearling resting on the beach, Instagram photo by johnstonoutdoormedia (Eric Johnston), 6/17/2022 or prior.

856 was observed by Ranger Tammy Carmack on June 17, 2022 or prior. Ranger Tammy said "I didn't notice any wounds, but I didn't get a good look."

128 Grazer and her two 2.5 year old cubs were seen on 6/17/2022 (per comment) in an Instagram post by Dylan (ddmitche). They can be viewed in 2 photos (image 1 and 5) and a video (image 4).

128 Grazer and her two 2.5 year old cubs are seen playing on the beach in this 6/17/2022 or prior Instagram video by naturemccalls and faith.n.donald.

821 is possibly the bear lying on the spit road in this 6/17/2022 Instagram post by Dylan (ddmitche). He can be viewed in image 3.

2022.06.18: On 6/18/2022 Courtney from Explore.org announced in chat the day that the bear cams would go live. "The countdown to bear cam has begun. We go live June 21st at 9 am PT." Cruiser shared a snapshot and a gif.

2022.06.18 or prior: 909 and her yearling cub can be seen along the lower river in this 6/18/2022 or prior Instagram video by Lance Thompson (_lance_843_). Swipe left to the 4th image.

2022.06.18: Three 6/18/2022 photos of 747 by Kara Stenberg posted on Kara Stenberg's Facebook page on 6/19/2022, #1, #2 and #3. 747 can be seen in the jacuzzi waiting for the salmon to arrive. His right ear appears to still be attached but flat against his head. Kara commented "Poor broken-eared 747. He’s back, though! June 18, 2022."

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747 is seen in a series of 3 photos in this 6/18/2022 Instagram post by howlsthunder. His right ear appears to still be attached but flat against his head. We will miss those peg ears.

128 Grazer was photographed at the falls on 6/18/2022, Facebook post and photo by Kara Stenberg. "Sow 128 up at the falls with her two cubs (not pictured). June 18, 2022."

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2022.06.19 or prior: Chatter Oh_Arana shared a 6/19/2022 or prior video of 151 Walker by Jon Kuiper (jwkimages). The video was recorded from Jon Kuiper's Instagram story with permission. "Hey all 151 spotted with battle scars by Jon Kuiper. Shared with permission from his IG stories. @jwkimages." https://www.instagram.com/jwkimages/?hl=en

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151 showing battle scars, June 19, 2022 or prior video by Jon Kuiper via Oh_Arana with permission

Faith.n.donald's 6/19/2022 or prior Instagram photo of 128 Grazer and her two 2.5 year old cubs on the beach. 2022.06.21: The 2022 Bear Cam Season began on Tuesday June 21, 2022 under cloudy skies. Who was the first bear seen? You guessed it, it was 128 Grazer and her two 2.5 year old cubs. It is looking like she will be keeping them for one more season. There were 991 comments over the first hour. Cam viewers captured snapshots when the cams went live. The Countdown Clock, snapshot by 280z, Brooks Falls, snapshot by ladybarber61, Brooks Falls Low, snapshot by KarlaAnn, Riffles, snapshot by SgtPepper (Pepper), Lower River, snapshot by adeveikis, River Watch, snapshot by KarlaAnn and Underwater, snapshot by evNca.

After the cams go online on June 21, 2022, there will still be links for each bear observed daily on this page.

Daily bear sightings will still have a link above by month.

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Refer to Bears Seen by Day 2022 for a List of Bears Seen each Day