The 2019 bracket. Katmai National Park Photo.
Fat Bear Week's back, alright! Excitement is in the air; not only has snow started to fall, but we can now behold the gloriousness that is fat bears. Every year, Katmai National Park puts on a tournament-style competition on their Facebook page to celebrate the success and resilience of brown bears. The best part? It's up to us, the public, to decide who rules the Brooks River.
According to the park, here's how you can weigh in on Fat Bear Week:
This is a single elimination tournament to determine the 2019 fattest bear on the Brooks River. For each set of bears, vote with your "likes" or “love” for the bear you think is the fattest. Likes (votes) will be considered final at 6:00 pm AKDT on the day of the post. The most liked bear advances. Only one will be crowned the 2019 Fat Bear Week Champion!
So, who's the fattest of them all? Meet this year's heavy weights.
Fan favorite Otis never ceases to disappoint. Katmai National Park photo.
She's a hefty one, that Holly.
Who's a big boy? Lefty! Katmai National Park photo.
Chunk is in fact, chunky.
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