(CNN) — Following gorging on salmon all summer and slide, one Alaskan brown bear is the fattest of all.
The winner bear was to start with recognized by park officials in 2004 but had under no circumstances created it to the finals of Unwanted fat Bear Week. But 747 outdid himself this yr, in accordance to the park — he could’ve been ready to hibernate as early as July with the way his tummy hung, but he continued to feast, narrowly beating out his beefy runner-up, Chunk.
The fatter the bear, the healthier they’ll be when they arise from hibernation. The nationwide park’s bears fatten up before they hibernate for the winter, when they should live off their body fat outlets while they waiting out the chilly weather in their dens.
Bear 747 is a humble victor. To celebrate his acquire, he’ll almost certainly do what he constantly does — chow down on salmon in preparation for hibernation.