The 747 was named the champion in winning over the 901

Bear 747, shown Sept.  6, 2022, won his second Fat Bear Week crown after winning it for the first time in 2020, Katmai National park announced on Tuesday, October 11. his first Fat Bear Week.  747 is the largest bear known to use the Brooks River to collect salmon, possibly weighing 1,400 pounds, according to the park.

The 2022 edition of Fat Bear Week was unlike any other, and not even with it Voting violence rocked southwest Alaska747 was crowned this year’s chonk champion – the bear’s second title in three years.

A week-long celebration of bears feasting on salmon at Katmai National Park and Preserve as snow and ice looms has fans around the world vote on the bear they think is the true “titan of tonnage.” And the 747, “a fat-covered Leviathan with a strong presence and scars,” defeated the new “Bunyanesque behemoth,” the 901, in the finals.

“Votes are in – decided to upgrade to fish class & fly w/ 747!” park it was announced on Twitter.

More than 793,000 votes were cast in last year’s edition, also a new record for Fat Bear Week. Lian Law, the park’s vision specialist and Fat Bear Week coordinator, told USA TODAY in September that the goal was to reach a million votes. The first results from the 2022 vote showed a contest that received more than 900,000 votes.

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