/ 11 October 2023

Mumma bear v hunky bad boy


Don’t worry – this is wholesome content… It’s getting to the hairy end of Fat Bear Week, where a pool of 12 portly brown bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park have been narrowed down to the final 2. Chunk and Grazer are the public’s favourite rotund ursines this year, and neither has won the coveted crown before. Chunk ‘the Hunk’ has been described as a “rugged refrigerator of a bear” – he’s one of the park’s largest males and is recognisable for his distinctive facial scar. Giving him a serious run for his girth is Grazer, a blonde-eared mum of 2 litters who is renowned for her exceptional size and fishing prowess. But just one bear will win the top honour once the poll closes at 10am today – you can get your final vote in here. We can’t bear the anticipation…

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