Late summer season is right here and Katmai Nationwide Park’s brown bears are packing on the kilos in preparation for his or her winter hibernation. Nationwide Park Service rangers and’s resident naturalist Mike Fitz have many dwell occasions in retailer this month, together with Fats Bear Week which begins September 29. And, don’t overlook to observe the bears on daily basis on

Reside Chats

Be a part of park rangers and different specialists for in-depth conversations about brown bears and salmon. Discover these occasions on the Brooks Reside Chat channel. And, for those who miss any of our dwell chats, you could find the replays on our Bears and Bison YouTube channel.

  • A Dialog with Katmai Nationwide Park Superintendent Mark Sturm: September 1 at 7 p.m. Jap / 4 p.m. Pacific

What challenges does Katmai face now and sooner or later? Get a superintendent’s perspective on the park’s priorities, points, and plans for the long run when Ranger Naomi Boak interviews Mark Sturm, superintendent of Katmai Nationwide Park. Submit your questions upfront utilizing Ask Your Bearcam Query.

  • Late Summer season at Brooks River: September 8 at 7 p.m. Jap / 4 p.m. Pacific

Throughout a season when daylight wanes and nights start to develop lengthy and frosty, Brooks River continues to be very a lot alive. Brown bears, who appear to have a limiteless abdomen capability, search to fulfill their starvation whereas spawning salmon try to finish their life’s work. Be a part of’s resident naturalist Mike Fitz and Ranger Naomi Boak from Katmai Nationwide Park as they talk about the late summer season season at Brooks River. It’s the second peak season on bear cam and a time of yr that gives bears their final alternative to realize the fats reserves essential to survive winter hibernation.

  • The Language of Bears: September 15 at 7 p.m. Jap / 4 p.m. Pacific

So that you communicate English, German, Urdu, and many others. Wish to be taught Bear? On this chat Ranger Naomi interviews Bear Administration Ranger Nick to translate bear language into our personal. What does it imply when a bear lowers its head? That popping sound—what does that sign? Is {that a} fierce growl or a pleasant greeting? No want for Google Translate as we speak.

  • Katmai’s Keystone: September 22 at 7 p.m. Jap / 4 p.m. Pacific

Pacific salmon are born in freshwater, develop massive within the sea, and return to their native land to spawn and die. Their unusual lives have extraordinary penalties for the ecosystems they inhabit. Be a part of Mike Fitz to discover the wonderful lives of Pacific salmon—the heartbeat of Bristol Bay’s economic system, tradition, and ecology.

  • Fats Bear Junior Bracket Reveal

Which chubby cubby will face off within the first ever Fats Bear Junior match? Discover out at first of the bearcam play-by-play on September 20 at 7 p.m. Jap / 4 p.m. Pacific.

Fats Bear Week

Select the fattest bear of the yr! A few of the largest brown bears on Earth make their dwelling at Brooks River in Katmai Nationwide Park. Fats Bear Week is an annual match celebrating their success in preparation for winter hibernation. From September 29 to October 5, your vote decides who’s the fattest of the fats. Go to and be part of the particular dwell occasions on the Brooks Reside Chat channel.

  • Fats Bear Week Junior: It’s win and also you’re in for these younger and maturing bears! Throughout this warm-up occasion for Fats Bear Week, you select the bear cub who will compete with the most important adults within the annual Fats Bear Week match. Fats Bear Week Junior takes place Sept. 23-24 on
  • Fats Bear Week Bracket Reveal: September 27 at 7 p.m. Jap / 4 p.m. Pacific.
  • Welcome to Fats Bear Week: September 29 at 7 p.m. Jap / 4 p.m. Pacific.


September 6, 13, and 20 at 7 p.m. Jap / 4 p.m. Pacific

A favourite of rangers and bear cam followers alike, play-by-plays are dwell occasions when rangers and different specialists narrate the bear and salmon exercise at Brooks River. It’s a possibility to be taught extra in regards to the particular person bears on the cams and the way they survive. Discover these occasions on the Brooks Reside Chat channel. You by no means know what would possibly occur!

Reside Q&As

Chat within the feedback with Mike Fitz,’s resident naturalist, and rangers from Katmai Nationwide Park throughout our weekly Q&As. Convey your questions on bears, salmon, and Katmai.

 Fats Bear Week within the Classroom

We invite academics to take bear cam into the classroom and take into account the alternative ways by which bears discover success in Katmai’s difficult setting. Rangers from Katmai Nationwide Park and’s resident naturalist Mike Fitz will report a particular broadcast to reply your college students’ questions. Be taught extra about how your class can take part.

Acquired Questions?

Did you see one thing on the bear cams you’re interested in? Or, would you prefer to submit a query upfront for our dwell occasions? Ask it right here. Rangers and knowledgeable employees might reply your query in a dwell chat, within the bear cam feedback, or in a weblog publish.

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