What’s Fat Bear Week?

What's 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 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.  


Fat Bear Week is, above all, a celebration.

Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve is one of the wildest, least developed national parks, allowing an untrammeled natural world to flourish. This results in a lake and river ecosystem teeming with salmon, and consequently, impressively fat bears.  Read more…

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