Ok, so I’m one day late but that’s cause I just found out it was a thing but I’m so freakin’ excited about it, I could explode. Yesterday was the official start to Fat Bear Week!
The brown bears at Katmai National Park and Preserve have been feasting all summer in anticipation of the long winter ahead. They’ve been munching on copious amounts of 4,500-calorie salmon, putting on hundreds of pounds while thousands of people watched the bears’ fishing antics on the explore.org webcams
Now it’s your turn to decide which one reigns supreme during “Fat Bear Week.” For the next week, the bears go head to head in a playoff bracket, while you get to vote on who has gotten the fattest on Facebook. At 10 a.m. eastern time each day of the competition, voting will begin as the park shows “dueling” comparisons of each bear in the early summer versus their enlarged October state. You vote for your fav by “Liking” the picture of a bear. The day’s winner are announced twelve hours after voting begins, at 10 p.m. eastern time.