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?
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. 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