‘Long live the Queen of Corpulence’: Winner of viral Fat Bear contest revealed

A bear compared to the “Michelin Man” has been crowned the winner of a Fat Bear competition that became an internet sensation.

Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska asked people to vote on its Facebook page for their favourite rotund grizzly.

The contest featured 12 brown bears who had grown in size after gorging on salmon as they prepare to hibernate during the winter months.

After more than 187,000 votes, a grandmother bear called Holly was announced as the winner of the contest.

“All hail Holly, whose healthy heft will help her hibernate until the spring,” the park said in a Facebook post.

“Long live the Queen of Corpulence!”

Katmai Park ranger Naomi Boak, who managed the competition, said: “She’s just a great bear. When she doesn’t have cubs, she looks like the Michelin Man.”


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