The real winner of Fat Bear Week

The real winner of Fat Bear Week

Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they’ve transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park held its annual playoff-like competition, voted on by the public, for the fattest of the fat bears between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6.

Imagine waking up in a hole on an Alaskan hill, after not eating for six months. You emerge and glimpse the blinding sun. You’re gaunt. And you realize you must promptly devour as much food as possible before the winter, a time of unrelenting famine, strikes again.  Read more…

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