Last year’s winner, 435 Holly, tried to defend her title. By UnofficialNet July 18, 2020 2:42 pm. Bear fans compared photos and voted online for their favourites. He has repeatedly proved the victor of Fat Bear Week. The fiercest, fattest contest in Alaska is raging online this week — and the competitors are true heavyweights. Whoever ends up in the bracket, we want to help you celebrate your favorite picks. Winner of ‘fattest bear’ competition crowned ahead of hibernation season World News Published: Oct 8, 2020 Bear number 747 won the top spot in Alaska’s annual Fat Bear Week. Bear 747 squared up against Bear 32, or Chunk, in the final round of the competition. One of the more easily accessible foods the bears find at the park is sockeye salmon, which go through the Brooks River in large numbers every year. Match six of
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. The Fat Bear Week competition takes place just before the bears enter their dens in October and November to hibernate. Each summer, park staff members usually identify about 40 bears along the Brooks River, Ms. Kraft said, adding that only brown bears regularly inhabit the park. Fat Bear Week, the annual competition by Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, has crowned its fattest bear for 2020. Last updated 9:09 AM, Thursday October 08 2020 GMT+1. Winner of ‘fattest bear’ competition crowned ahead of hibernation season. The park creates a bracket — pictured above — to determine the fattest bear of the year. Fat Bear Week is an annual competition, held by Katmai National Park in Alaska, to crown the fattest bear of the state's Brook River. Bear "747," named after the iconic jumbo jet, swept away the competition to win the coveted spot of fattest bear. The park holds Fat Bear Week, an online competition that highlights how intensely the bears eat, stuffing themselves with sockeye salmon at the Brooks River to gain weight for winter hibernation. Katmai's competition already has a huge fat bear fanbase, which grew from a smaller group of Facebook participants from 2014. She also won in 2015. — National Park Service (@NatlParkService) October 7, 2020. Your votes decide who will wear the mantle of 2020’s Fattest Bear. Holly, described as a “medium-large adult” on her bio, has won over some fans with her strong maternal instincts. Another fan favorite and repeat winner is 480 Otis, a male bear who was estimated to weigh more than 900 pounds in 2019. Who is the fattest bear of them all? Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. email. He has additional bragging rights for being the inaugural Fat Bear Tuesday champ in 2014, and the winner in 2016 and 2017.