29 Sep 2021

'Fat Bear Week' arrives in Alaska

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 29 September 2021

Twelve brown bears in Alaska are getting their claws out, as they go head-to-head to see who will take home the title of the Fattest Bear.

But don't worry, there's no fat-shaming here.

The "Fat Bear Week" tournament is held every year as the bears stock up for hibernation, with the public voting on which of the contestants is the chunkiest.

Katmai Conservancy is running the competition.

Its spokesperson Sara Wolman spoke to Susie Ferguson.