When in Katmai two years ago, I was told that this wild Grizzly was a dominant male named "Tuyuq".
Last Sunday, on National Geographic's "Planet Carnivore", there was a program about him. The story was very sad and dealt with the inevitable result of aging and the fall of a king. When I return to the Falls this July, there will now be a new "King Bear" in Tuyuq's place.
This photo of the old king was taken on a grey, rather dismal day. Neverthless, you can still see that there was something special about Tuyuq in his prime fishing spot.
The King won't be forgotten.
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