Alaska’s fattest Bear is 409 Beadnose
ANCHORAGE: A brown and possibly pregnant mother known as 409 Beadnose was crowned on Tuesday as Fattest Bear of 2018. Beadnose nosed out a larger Alaska brown bear, a male called 747, in online votes collected by staff at Katmai National Park and Preserve during a wildly popular event called Fat Bear Week. Male bears are bigger but Beadnose was deemed to be more rotund. “Her radiant rolls were deemed by the voting public to be this year’s most fabulous flab,” the park said. Fat Bear Week started in 2014 as a one-day educational event called Fat Bear Tuesday, but became a week-long event the next year.