The fat bear cams are back in business


It’s high time to devour 4,500-calorie salmon.

The live webcams along Katmai National Park’s Brooks River — set in remote Alaska and operated by the wildlife streamers — just came online for the 2019 season. For the next few months brown bears will wolf down copious amounts of salmon as they fatten up, some in extreme ways, in preparation for the winter’s long, callous hibernation.

The bears grew impressively fat in 2018, and global viewers may witness a similar plumping up of the ravenous omnivores this summer and fall. Bear 409, also known as “Beadnose,” was crowned the park’s Fat Bear Week champion last October, after a remarkable transformation. Read more…

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