There’s only enough room for one fat bear in this town and it looks like we’ve found the fattest one of them all!

After consuming exceptional quantities of salmon this summer, Bear 409 “Beadnose” has triumphed as the 2018 Fat Bear Week champion.

Ladies and gentlemen, sows and boars, the Fattest Bear of 2018 is… 409 Beadnose!Bears must eat one year’s worth of…

Posted by Katmai National Park & Preserve on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

She toppled a formidable contender in Bear 747, a dominant male bear whose enriched belly nearly scraped the ground.

Both bears — voted upon by the public on Katmai National Park’s Facebook page — are unquestionably victors in their wild bear world, an Alaskan subarctic environment where snow has already fallen, and the winter looms large.

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