Fat Bear Week

Congratulations to mama bear Grazer! 2023 Fat Bear Week Champion. 

It's one of my favorite weeks of the year...Fat Bear Week

Each year in Katmai National Park and Preserve brown bears gather to prepare for hibernation. Watch them feast on salmon on the explore.org bear cams. Learn about the bears and then vote for your favorite fat bear. From October 4-10, the public can vote for the bear who "best exemplifies fatness" in brown bears. Only one bear will be crowned Fat Bear Week champion.  

Check out this before and after of fan favorite Holly and meet all the fat bears:

Beginning on October 4, 2023 you can vote for your favorite fat bear. 

Teachers can also have their classrooms join in on the fun with Fat Bear Week in the Classroom.

Fat Bear Week

Enjoy some books about bears during Fat Bear Week!

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-Nicole Frilling, Digital Branch Librarian