Fattest bear crowned in annual competition


By Jake Dye

Peninsula Clarion

The dust is only starting to settle on Fat Bear Week, but Bear 747 has won the title Fat Bear Champion for the second time, after first claiming the honor in 2020.

Fat Bear Week is an annual competition celebrating the fatness of bears — a result of a successful preparation for winter — at Katmai National Park and Preserve. Over the course of the week, Fat Bear Fans in Alaska, across the United States and beyond are encouraged to vote daily on the bears who best exemplifies “fatness.” It’s not an objective competition of weight; it’s a contest of fatness as a state

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