2 behemoths clash in the Fat Bear Week finals

2 behemoths clash in the Fat Bear Week finals

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 is holding its annual playoff-like competition for the fattest of the fat bears (you can vote online between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6). Mashable will be following all the ursine activity.  


Two hugely successful bears will meet in the Fat Bear Week finals on Tuesday, Oct. 6So exercise the power of your vote!

It’s colossal bear 747 vs bear 32, “Chunk.” Both spent much of their Alaskan summer devouring the skin, eggs, flesh, and brains of calorie-rich sockeye salmon in Katmai National Park and Preserve, and both clearly benefitedA fat bear is a healthy bear. Fat bears have a good shot at surviving Alaska’s long, harsh winter hibernation. Read more…

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