Fat bear is already so big that he has trouble walking

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Fat bear is already so big that he has trouble walking

The struggle is real.

The wild bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska — who are livestreamed on the explore.org webcams — have grown impressively fat this summer, ahead of their long, looming hibernation. The famous Brooks River, where the bears congregate, has teemed with the bears’ meal of choice: 4,500-calorie salmon.

One bear in particular, an adult male bear numbered 747 by Katmai biologists, has grown so large that the webcams caught the rotund animal having trouble walking up the riverbank (which the bears go up and down every day).

747, however, persevered.

We’re not here to sway your #FatBearWeek vote, but consider the facts: it’s only August and 747’s rotund butt is already on the struggle buspic.twitter.com/TCBBEYGmAa

— explore.org (@exploreorg) August 25, 2020 Read more…

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