It’s that time of year again. Fat bear week is upon us and this year’s candidates do not disappoint. The National Parks Service has put together their collection of the chunkiest bears from Brooks River, Alaska. Katmai National Park and Preserve has partnered with explore.org to allow us to vote for the biggest bears in a bracket-style competition.
Some of the contestants include last year’s champion, bear 747, who weighed in at 1,400 pounds in September 2020. Only time will tell if he can defend the title for a second year in a row. Also included is bear 32, Chunk, last year’s runner up, as well as bear 128, Grazer, a light-colored female hoping to break into the traditionally male-dominated competition.
The competition launched on Wednesday, so head over to their website to have your say.