Katmai’s Fat Bear Week Has Begun

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To some, fall is the time to watch the leaves transform, appreciate the crisp air, and consume up to 90 pounds of meals a day to prepare for hibernation. If that final point sounds off, that is since we’re speaking about the bears of Katmai National Park, who have entered their pre-hibernation bulk—much to the delight of thousands of viewers on-line. The season transform brings with it a celebration from the park of all issues thick and furry—and a competitors rivaling the most effective of reality tv.

As a result starts Fat Bear Week 2019.

a fat bear sitting awkwardly by the river

The winner of the 2018 Fat Bear Week Bracket, 409 Beadnose.

The Katmai Bear Cam‘s standard reside feed focuses on the bears grazing and fishing about the park. But from October two-eight it shifts concentrate to monitoring just how fat a quantity of bears in the park can get. Reports of a bigger than usual salmon run are contributing to speculations of a heftier year for quite a few bears, in spite of the absence of final year’s web-well-known winner, Beadnose. The internet’s attraction to these chunky bears plays into the bracket competitors images of bears are posted on the social media channels for the park, and the bears with the most votes/likes proceed in the bracket. The champion of the 12 bears competing will be named on Fat Bear Tuesday, October 8th (our new preferred vacation!).

The competitors and voting will mainly take spot on the Facebook web page for Katmai National Park, although reside footage of the bears gorging on fish can be located on discover.org. When there are a quantity of other wildlife camera feeds to watch this year, we wouldn’t blame you if you keep glued to the Katmai Bear Cam for the remainder of Fat Bear Week 2019.

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