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The competition in 2019’s Fat Bear Week is particularly heated

09.30.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles
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Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2019! Katmai National Park's bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they've transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park is holding its annual playoff-like competition for the fattest of the fat bears (you can vote online between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8), and Mashable will be following the ursine activity. 
Every bear is a winner. They endure harsh, brutal lives, months of famine (hibernation), violent fights, and incessant threats by competitors. Yet, at the conclusion of Fat Bear Week, there must be a single champion. The annual online competition, while certainly fun, is a valuable way for us to appreciate the perseverance of wild animals that still live wild lives in Alaska's untrammeled, undeveloped (for now, anyway) wilderness, a land teeming with wolverines, lynx, salmon, and bald eagles. Read more... More about Bears, Katmai National Park, Fat Bear Week 2019, Science, and Climate Environment
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