Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they've transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park is holding its annual playoff-like competition for the fattest of the fat bears (you can between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6). Mashable will be following all the ursine activity.
Voting for Fat Bear Week is different this year, and much improved.
To vote for the fattest bear of Katmai National Park and Preserve's Brooks River, vote directly on explore.org's webpage. Explore.org runs the livestreaming webcams, aka "bear cams," where bears can be viewed catching and devouring salmon throughout the summer and fall. Read more...More about Fat Bear Week, Science, and Animals