In … In 2014, she adopted a lone cub into her family and raised the cub alongside her own. The crown for the fattest bear in Alaska went to Bear 747 — an adult male that shares a name with the mammoth jet plane. The fattest bear of 2020 has been decided! Bear number 747 won the award for fattest bear at Katmai National Park and Preserve after a week of competitive online voting. “Excessive weight gain is key to a bear’s survival,” Ms. Kraft, the park spokeswoman, said. Bear 747 - named after the Boeing 747 jumbo jet because he's so big - has been crowned the 'fattest bear of the year'. Enter the Fat Bear Week Campaign Poster contest between now and September 25th for the chance to win a Bear Cam 2020 prize. This competition is brought to you through the partnership of Katmai National Park and Preserve, explore.org and the Katmai Conservancy. Fat Bear Week is coming up around the corner! This year, the competition has its … Last year’s contest drew more than 200,000 votes, Ms. Kraft said. “I think this contest is so popular because it’s one of the few remaining wholesome events we can all participate in. B ear number 747 won the award for fattest bear at Katmai National Park and Preserve after a week of competitive online voting. “This year he really packed on the pounds, looking like he was fat enough to hibernate in July and yet continuing to eat until his belly seemed to drag along the ground by late September,” the park said in its announcement. He has additional bragging rights for being the inaugural Fat Bear Tuesday champ in 2014, and the winner in 2016 and 2017. Bear 747, photographed Sept. 20, 2020, is the champion in Katmai National Park and Preserve's Fat Bear Week competition this year. Winner of ‘fattest bear’ competition crowned ahead of hibernation season Bear 747, winner of Fat Bear Week (Katmai National Park and Preserve/N Boak/PA) Thu, 08 Oct, 2020 - 08:19 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. May The Fattest Bear Win: Voting Opens For National Park's Pre-Hibernation Contest Online voting for the fattest bear at Katmai National Park is … Last year’s winner, 435 Holly, tried to defend her title. The Fat Bear Week competition takes place just before the bears enter their dens in October and November to hibernate. Each year, people vote for the heftiest brown bear at the Katmai National Park and Preserve during the Fat Bear Week contest. Photograph: National Park Service/Reuters. After a week of voting, southwest Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve has named bear 747 the winner of Fat Bear Week 2020… The tournament is held each year to celebrate the park’s fat, healthy brown bears. On Oct. 6, the results were released with 747 garnering 47,055 with Chunk only receiving 21,854 total votes. The fiercest, fattest contest in Alaska is raging online this week — and the competitors are true heavyweights. Beating out the hefty competition is Bear 747. With or without the lasso of truth around us, our story remains the same: fat bears = healthy bears. 'Bear Force One' is crowned winner of Fat Bear Week 2020: Grizzly number 747 trounces Chunk to 'take home' top prize. Bear Called 747 Has Been Crowned America's Fattest Bear For 2020. Fat Bear Week 2020: Meet the Heavy Hibernators Packing on the Pounds for Your Vote This Year! Fat Bear Week is a yearly event which sees 12 bears go against each other in playoff-style competition. tweet. Don't worry - it's not a bad title to have! In 2018, a bear named 409 Beadnose won the fattest title. “People love bears and they love a good competition,” said Amber Kraft, a spokeswoman for the park, which stretches about 4.1 million acres and is about 290 miles southwest of Anchorage. The crown for the fattest bear in Alaska went to Bear 747 — an adult male that shares a name with the mammoth jet plane. Last year's winner, Holly, was crowned the Queen of Corpulence. People can also watch the bears feast in the river via a live bear cam. From September 30 to October 6, your vote decides who is the fattest bear. Fat Bear Week is back — you can now vote for your favorite brown bear at this national park in Alaska. Explore.org Bearcam; About Us. Can 812’s charm persuade voters or will 747’s diligent dining deliver a win?

Vote Here: https://t.co/NvXCYNigTJ pic.twitter.com/baTmnnCR8O. She has reared several litters of cubs, making her “one of the more experienced and tolerant mother bears at Brooks River,” it said. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Often the biggest bear at Katmai National Park … Share Tweet. The winner of this year’s Fat Bear Week in Alaska has been crowned. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Last updated 9:09 AM, Thursday October 08 2020 GMT+1. Now, we celebrate his claiming of the crown. She's not sure neighbouring Yukon bears can compete. © From National Parks Service Congratulations, Bear 747! The bear is one of the largest and heaviest at the park. Once the bears curl up in their dens to begin hibernation, they will not eat or drink for months, losing about a third of their body weight. This is Bear 747’s first Fat Bear Week win. Each day the public votes for the fattest bear, as they chunk up on salmon before winter hibernation. Winner of ‘fattest bear’ competition crowned ahead of hibernation season. Bear number 747 won the top spot in Alaska’s annual Fat Bear Week. Created six years ago, the … 13k shares. pin. A champion has been named in Katmai National Park’s annual Fat Bear Week competition. "He's one of the oldest bears," she said. "In general, pregnant females and … ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Bear 747 has been crowned the fattest bear of the year by voters of the Katmai National Park Fat Bear Week. — National Park Service (@NatlParkService) October 7, 2020. As the fattest bears get sized up, some people have already picked their favorites to champion. He was estimated to weigh more than 1,400 pounds in 2019, and the park said he looked about just as plump this year. Only the winning bears from each day continued in the competition. “Her radiant rolls were deemed by the voting public to be this year’s most fabulous flab,” the park declared that year. Choose the fattest bear of the year! Match six of #FatBearWeek brings the charismatic contestant, bear 812, up against the lardy leviathan, bear 747. Spain hosts final Wingfoil World Tour event of 2020; 07:12. Your votes decide who will wear the mantle of 2020’s Fattest Bear. (The losers can, well, go back to eating.) While she's back in the running this year,Wolman said she now has cubs to feed so is not quite so bulky. The winner of this year’s Fat Bear Week in Alaska has been crowned. 2 comments. Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy. Using the hashtag #fatbearweek, some superfans have even dressed up as their preferred bear. Author: TEGNA Published: 9:07 AM EDT September 29, 2020 To show the bears’ drastic weight gains, the park shows photos of them before and after they began packing on the pounds this summer. Park staff members assign the bears numbered names, like 480 Otis, so that they can identify and monitor them, and some of the most frequently seen bears get nicknames, too. share. “This year, in particular, Fat Bear Week is a nice break from everything else going on,” she added. One such fan, Kimberly Daggerhart of Asheville, N.C., wore a bear costume for Halloween last year to celebrate 435 Holly, the season’s winner. The Laziest/ Fattest Bear of 2020 = This Beauty ALL. “Taxonomists currently consider brown bears and grizzly bears to be the same species,” she said, distinguished mainly by brown bears’ access to coastal food and grizzlies’ inland habitat. Fat Bear Week was born in 2014 as a way to “celebrate all the hard work that these bears do to survive and thrive and get through six months of starvation,” Boak says. BTS, K-pop bands wrap up 2020 with online gig; 01:38. 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, a competition where fans can vote for their favorite big boys and girls, comes not a moment too soon in 2020′s harrowing news cycle. And only one plump ursine can be crowned 2020's Fattest Bear. There's also "Chunk," formally known as Bear 32. 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. A fan favorite, 480 Otis. "They call him Zen Master Otis because he's just very chill.". The voting lastest a week. Fat Bear Winner 2020. "Some of these bears are probably the biggest ones, if I dare say, in the world. Now, we celebrate his claiming of the crown. The events of 2020 have not only stripped our lives of routine, but also of celebrations — the parties and traditions that can help us shake off an interminable workweek or even a bad mood, or mark the transition from one season to another.. "The reason why they get so fat is because they have this massive salmon run," she said. Bear "747," named after the iconic jumbo jet, swept away the competition to win the coveted spot of fattest bear. 10:55am Oct 9, 2020. Along with Holly, some of the other bears competing in Fat Bear Week 2020 include Chunk, Grazer, Walker, Otis, and Holly's spring cub, to name a few. Bear 747 is the 2020 winner of Katmai National Park and Preserve’s Fat Bear Week. Bear 747 squared up against Bear 32, or Chunk, in the final round of the competition. Comments at any time Preserve during the Fat Bear Week champion `` Bristol... 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