It’s the Finals

Tuesday, October 8

Your Vote Counts!

Voting will begin soon on the Katmai National Park and Preserve Facebook Page.

Here’s how to participate in Fat Bear Week: this is a single elimination tournament to determine the 2019 fattest bear on the Brooks River. For each set of two bears, vote with your “likes” or “love” for the bear you think is the fattest. To like, click on your bear of choice and another page will pop up where you can “like.” Likes (votes) will be considered final at 6:00 pm AKDT on the day of the post. The most liked bear advances. Only one will be crowned the 2019 Fat Bear Tuesday Champion!

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Final Bracket 

Holly vs. 775 Lefty

Click here to see all of the past rounds and winners 

Or go to Fat Bear Brackets

Get your Fat Bear Shirts and Calendar at Katmai Store

This years winner will be announced October 8.  The shirts will be ordered immediately, and we plan to ship late October.

  You can pre-order our New Fat Bear 2019-2020 Shirts,

And our Deluxe 2020 Fat Bear Calendar


Below is Last Years Fat Bear T Shirt, Queen Beadnose 409 (illustration by artist Sara Wolman)




Explore.org Bear Cam

The amazing folks at Explore.org have provided us several ways to watch these magnificant bears along with many more interesting and beautiful animals. 

The live streaming, the very interesting ranger talks, and our vibrant bear cam community are all made possible by Explore.org and the Katmai National Park and Preserve — and, of course our wonderful animal friends.

A huge thank you!

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How to Watch, Click Below





Welcome to THE FINALS!!!

Holly vs. 775 Lefty

It’s Fat Bear Tuesday and you get to decide which hulking heavyweight will walk off with the championship title. Will it be 775 Lefty or 435 Holly?

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