I just recently learned that up in Alaska they do this competition that is now called Fat Bear Week. The winner of 2022 Fat Bear Week was recently announced, and we'll get to that in a second, but in response, Voyageurs Wolf Project of Minnesota tweeted a video of our very own fat bears in Minnesota.

Fat Bear Week is put on by Katmai National Park in Alaska. They ask people to cast their vote for who they think the winner of Fat Bear Week should be. This year, bear number 747 was crowned the winner!

That is a chonky bear for sure. Of course, the reason these bears are so big is because they're preparing for hibernation.

But in response to the new winner of Fat Bear Week, Voyageurs Wolf Project tweeted saying, "Those fat bears at Katmai ain’t got nothing on the chonkers from the Northwoods!"

They also tweeted a video of their own list of fat bears from Minnesota for us all to enjoy. Who else thinks we should be doing our own Fat Bear Week here in Minnesota?

We've got some pretty chonky bears here in the Land of 10,000 Lake too!

I don't know if this is just because I'm a big animal lover but I loved watching the bears lumber around living their lives. That's probably just a me thing, but it's cool to watch!

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