Heavyweight champ

Fat Bear Week 2021: Meet the 12 contestants

May the chunkiest bear win.

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It’s time to break out your brackets for the biggest competition of the year: Fat Bear Week.

Katmai National Park and Preserve

Officials at Katmai National Park and Preserve in King Salmon, Alaska host an online vote every year to determine which resident takes the title of heftiest bear in the park.