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Fat Bear Week Begins Today

Which brown bear best transcends the ordinarily large and enters the realm of extraordinarily fat? Your vote decides in Fat Bear Week 2023. As Brooks River’s world-famous bears make their final preparations for winter hibernation, Katmai Conservancy, explore.org, and rangers at Katmai National Park and Preserve celebrate their success.

Fat Bear Week is an annual, single elimination tournament. From October 4 – 10, the public votes online for the bear who they think best exemplifies fatness in brown bears. The bear with the most votes advances. Only one is crowned Fat Bear Week champion. Note that you have to give up an email address to vote.

Personally, I prefer the terms chubby or well fed to fat. But all the bears are cute, chubby, and dangerous.

Source: Katmail Conservancy

Brooks Falls Live Camera: https://explore.org/livecams/brown-bears/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls