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Mother bear with three cubs in Katmai National Park

Brown bear, where have you gone?

By “The Artist Formerly Known as Ranger Mike” Fitz As bear sightings dwindle along Brooks River, the Bear Cams still catch periodic glimpses of single bears and a few females with cubs. However, there’s a dearth of bears at Brooks River compare to peak bear times in July and September. Fall is a season of

Otis waits for salmon / pic by Ranger Jeanne Roy

Do Bears Fish Brooks Falls in September?

By “The Artist Formerly Known as Ranger Mike” Fitz In September and October, Bear 480 Otis makes a living from his office in the far pool at Brooks Falls, catching unsuspecting salmon that swim within reach. This year in particular, several other bears have joined him at the falls and all are fishing more or

Charlie Annenberg hugs a panda at Wolong Preserve

Charlie Chats Bears On Mashable

Charlie Annenberg, founder of explore.org sat down for an interview with Jason Abbruzzese and Matt Petronzio on Mashable Business where he gave his personal perspective on our family of live cams, the Pearls of the Planet. It’s hard to choose among his “children” but he does expand on a favorite, the Katmai Bear Cam. 

Otis waits for salmon / pic by Ranger Jeanne Roy

Bear Cam Contest: When Will We See Otis?

UPDATE: Otis returned to Brooks Falls on June 30th, and our closest-guessing entry has been notified. Thanks for playing, everyone! Patience is a virtue, and Bearcam fan favorite Otis knows that better than anyone – he’ll sit in the Brooks Falls Jacuzzi for hours on end until he’s full of fish. Now, you’ll need his

Bear #83 on June 19, 2015

How will Bear #83 survive his wounds?

By “The Artist Formerly Known as Ranger Mike” Fitz Since the bearcam has gone live, bear #83 has spent significant time fishing at Brooks Falls. This year he has a sizable wound on his left shoulder. Will this injury hinder his success at Brooks Falls or his overall survival?

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