Otis defies the odds and wins Fat Bear Week!

Otis may not be the biggest bear at Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve but he definitely won the most hearts. Last Tuesday, Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve declared 480 Otis the winner of this year’s Fat Bear Week. Fat Bear Week is an online competition that celebrates the bears’ pre-hibernation weight gain from late June to October. The runner-up was 151 Walker who had 7,000 votes less than Otis. There were a total of 12 bears in contention for the said title. Otis is 25 years old and is one of the older bears in the park. Visitors [...]