In Alaska, a huge salmon-chomping bear named ‘747’ has emerged as the countries fattest bear for 2020.
Last week, 747 won an online vote to be called Alaska’s fattest bear.
Fat Bear Week is a yearly event which sees 12 bears go against each other in playoff-style competition. Bear fans compared photos and voted online for their favourites. The voting lastest a week.
Since then the bear has become an internet sensation.
For humans, Fat Bear Week is a fun way to learn about bears and Alaska.
747 is one of more than 2,200 brown bears roaming Alaska’s Katmai National Park.
Katmai’s bears can grow to well over 450 kg from summer feasting. They can also lose a third of their body weight during hibernation.