What I didn’t know until I saw it in yesterday’s Washington Post is that for the last four years viewers have picked a winner of the “Fat Bear Week” contest. Photos of the fattest bears are posted on Facebook and the one garnering the most Likes, wins.
This year, for the second time, the winner is 409 Beadnose. (Her name combines her official park-assigned number and her distinctive upturned nose.) Looks like she’ll have a very happy hibernation this winter.
The competition was fierce, as you can see:
Do read the Post article if you have time. It’s informative and well written.