Fat Bear Week

Fat Bear Week is an annual tournament taking place every October. It pits bears in Katmai National Park, Alaska against each other in a week-long bracket style competition, evaluating a bear’s “success in preparation for winter hibernation”. Participants vote to decide who they deem is the “fattest” bear.

Katmai National Park is home to around 2200 brown bears which bulk up on salmon throughout the summer and fall in order to accumulate fat and prepare for their annual winter hibernation. Adult males can gain up to 500 lbs (225 kg) and weigh up to 1200 lb (550 kg) when hibernation starts. At the Katmai National Park, bears generally begin hibernating in October and November.

Fat Bear Week, founded by former park ranger Mike Fitz, was founded as Fat Bear Tuesday in 2014. He came up with the idea after noting the interest in online livestreams of the bears feeding at the river. Visitors to the national park were asked to review before and after photos of a number of the park’s bears and to vote for the fattest bear in a single elimination tournament. In 2015, the tournament went digital and was extended to a week.

In 2022, officials were forced to discount fraudulent votes in an unprecedented case of voter fraud after irregularities in semi-finals were discovered.

Winners:

YearBear #Nickname(s)
2014480Otis
2015409Beadnose
2016480Otis
2017480Otis
2018409Beadnose
2019435Holly
2020747Bear Force One / Colbert
2021480Otis
2022747Bear Force One / Colbert

In 2022, Bear 747 a.k.a. “Bear Force One” was crowned Fat Bear Champion for the second time. He won 68,105 votes, beating runner-up Bear 901 by 11,229 votes. Bear 747 is estimated to have weighed 1,400lbs (635kg).

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Alaska Locals Christen Overweight Polar Bear ‘Fat Albert’

The bear, affectionately named ‘Fat Albert’ by locals, is thought to weigh a whole 200 kilograms heavier than he should be.

The average polar bear should weigh around 450kg (1000lbs), though Fat Albert weighs a whopping 679kg (1500lbs).

Locals in Katovik, Alaska, where Albert lives, transport large amounts of ‘left over’ whale blubber for the bears as a way of ‘showing respect’ to the animals. And it most definitely seems as if the gargantuan Albert has tucked in to more than his fair share.

While Fat Albert is pretty damn large, he’s not actually a world-record holder. The largest polar bear in history tipped the scales at whopping 1,001kg (2,209lbs) in 1960.

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The Mighty Danish Protest Pig

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The Husum Red Pied (German: Rotbuntes Husumer) is a rare breed of domestic pig with the nickname Danish Protest pig (German: Husumer Protestschwein and Danish: Husum protestsvin or danske protestsvin). It originates from North Frisia in Southern Schleswig in the beginning of the 20th century, when Danes living in the area under Prussian rule were prohibited from raising the Danish flag and displayed the Protest Pig instead. Due to its red color, its broad white vertical belt, and a trace of a white horizontal belt resembling the colors of the flag of Denmark, it was made a symbol of their cultural identity.

The breed grows to a height of about 92 cm (36 in) and weighs up to 350 kg. It was probably created out of Holsteinian and Jutlandian marsh pigs, the English Tamworth pig, and red variants of the Angeln Saddleback. It was recognized as a breed in 1954, but after a last birth in 1968, the breed was considered extinct.

Only in 1984 were pigs fully corresponding to the descriptions of the breed seen again. Associations of breeders continue to breed it and to register existing pigs of this breed. Breeding populations exist in the Berlin Zoological Garden, the Hanover Zoo, the Tierpark Arche Warder near Kiel, in the ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen, in Dalmsdorf (Mecklenburg), Hof Lütjensee, and on the Archehof Blumencron. The Dortmund Zoo and the Tierpark Krüzen house small populations too. At the moment, around 140 specimens are alive worldwide. The German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein supports preservation of the breed for its cultural value.

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Warming on a global scale started to run out of steam over 20 years ago, and the stunt can only be pulled for so long before the disconnect with reality becomes too obvious.”

The official data used for “global warming” fearmongering has been exaggerated by up to 50 percent over the last 50 years, bombshell new evidence has revealed.

The new groundbreaking research, compiled by two atmospheric scientists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Dr. Roy Spencer and Professor John Christy, shows 50% less warming over 50 years across the eastern United States than official data claims.

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A moose got stuck in a tree after eating fermented apples in Saro, Sweden.

It was a dark, windy and rainy night when Per Johansson returned from work to his home in Saro just south of Gothenburg, Sweden.

“It was raining really bad. In the wind I heard something screaming with a very dark voice,” Johansson told CNN. “At first I wondered if it was the crazy neighbors, but then I heard it again and went and checked. I saw something really big up in a tree in my neighbors’ yard and it was a moose. It must have been drunk after eating fermented apples and as it was reaching out for more fruit it must have slipped and fallen into the tree.”

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The evidence was discovered after they found the bear passed out with a trail of empty beer cans leading back to the campsite. A total of 36 cans were found with bite marks and bear claw punctures in them.

What’s even funnier about the situation is the bear was only interested in a specific type of beer called Rainier Beer. When investigating the scene it was found the bear opened one Busch Beer and apparently didn’t like it because he left the rest of them untouched. However, he drank all of the Rainier Beer.

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Boozy beer bears: Family of bears break into cabin and finish off 100 cans of lager

A family of bears broke into a holiday cabin, emptied the food cupboards and polished off over a hundred cans of lager.

When Even Borthen Nilsen and his family arrived at their house in northeast Norway they were in for a shock.

The unwelcome house guests made their way into the hut through a window located three feet above the ground and proceeded to smash furniture and indulge in what the cabin had to offer.

The bears had made it through the cupboards finishing of all the food in the hut including chocolate, honey and jam.

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Welcome to boar-lin! Berlin police stop the traffic to let a herd of wild boars and their piglets cross the street

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In the clip piglets charge across the road in the Zehlendorf district followed by their parents.

A police car is parked across both lanes further down the road and an officer wearing a facemask stands on the pavement watching the pigs.

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parasite is an organism that has sustained contact with another organism to the detriment of the host organism.

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