The Vote Everyone is Really Talking About: America's Fattest Bear


The fiercest, fattest contest is raging online — and the competitors are true heavyweights.  Fat Bear Week has been delighting the internet, as everyone votes for their favourite salmon-slammer.

The annual bracket contest has been celebrating brown bears in Brooks River in Katmai National Park in Alaska since 2014.  Each day, we vote for our favourite chonkiest bear, as they gorge on salmon before winter hibernation.

There were 12 bears at the start of the competition….but only one will be crowned champion tomorrow. The bracket-style tournament pins two bears against each other in daily elimination rounds.

You can also watch the bears feast in the river via a live bear cam.  Last year's winner, Holly, was crowned the Queen of Corpulence. While she was back in the running this year – she got bumped out of the race on Saturday.  She has cubs to feed so is not quite so bulky this year.

Get the latest on the big bruin race, by clicking HERE