Mike Fitz

creator of Fat Bear Week; former National Park ranger at Katmai; resident naturalist at Explore.org

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Bears at Katmai National Park are packing on pounds in hopes of being crowned the fattest and thus healthiest. It’s also close to hibernation season.

Fat Bear Week: Vote for the fattest, healthiest bear in Alaska

Bears at Katmai National Park are packing on pounds in hopes of being crowned the fattest and thus healthiest. It’s also close to hibernation season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During this Fat Bear Week , ursine enthusiasts worldwide set their sights on Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve for an annual competition to find the fattest bear in the park.

Happy Fat Bear Week! You can weigh in on the fattest bear living in an Alaskan national park

During this Fat Bear Week , ursine enthusiasts worldwide set their sights on Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve for an annual competition to find the fattest bear in the park.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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