By “The Artist Formerly Known as Ranger Mike” Fitz Recently I speculated that 435 Holly and her two cubs might go their separate ways. Since then, park rangers spotted Holly’s adopted cub, 503 Cubadult, wandering alone near the mouth of Brooks River.
By Mike Fitz Last week, Brooks River’s most famous bear family—435 Holly, her biological (now 2.5 year-old) female cub, and her adopted (now 3.5 year-old) male cub—were seen for a brief time at Brooks River. Last fall, the future of this family was a target for much speculation. Would 435 keep her cubs for another
What started as a dip in the river escalated – very quickly – into a tense standoff on the Katmai #BearCam. Holly and her clan – Beary on the bridge, Magic under it – pass the time in relative peace. These moments of quiet placidity are swiftly shattered as Holly sends young Beary dashing away