Katmai National Park & Preserve announces ‘747’ as winner of Fat Bear Week
Katmai National Park & Preserve has announced that “747” is the winner of its annual Fat Bear Week contest. It is the bear’s second win.
The contest started on Oct. 5. Bear fans cast their votes for the winner at FatBearWeek.com.
“Fat Bear Week is a celebration of success and survival. It is a way to celebrate the resilience, adaptability and strength of Katmai’s brown bears,” the park said.
Katmai’s fat brown bear celebration started as Fat Bear Tuesday in 2014 and was so popular that it grew into the Fat Bear Week tournament in 2015.
Bear “747” narrowly beat competitor “901,” a first time contender.