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Your Voter's Guide to Fat Bear Week

It's that time of year again when you get to pick your favorite brown bear! Fat Bear Week is back and you have until Oct. 11 to cast your ballot for which of the 12 candidates has the chubbiest belly. Don't worry because we have all you need to vote. And if you're an educator, there are resources on how to make this celebration part of your classroom activities.

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Your Voter's Guide to Fat Bear Week

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    Fat Bear Week Is Over: Meet the Chonky Winner

    Fat Bear Week Is Over: Meet the Chonky Winner

    One bear belly reigns supreme.

    Your guide to Fat Bear Week, an election where voters actually like every candidate

    Your guide to Fat Bear Week, an election where voters actually like every candidate

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    NPR - Bill Chappell

    In many ways, it's a model election. The campaign runs for only one week, and all the candidates are well-grounded and devoid of hypocrisy. In fact, all the candidates are enthusiastically out for themselves — because they are bears, after all, embracing the ursine urge to eat like there's no …

    Fat Bear Week is back for 2022!
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    Fat Bear Week is back for 2022!

    Online voting opens October 5!

    Fat Bear Week is back and it's the best one yet

    Fat Bear Week is back and it's the best one yet

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    Mashable - Mark Kaufman

    "This year the tournament is pretty wide open." Large, living legends dwell in the remote Alaskan wilderness. They're the internet-famous bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve, and they grow impressively fat over the summer on the livestreamed explore.org wildlife webcams. A majority of these …

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