Fat bear champ returns with a major transformation

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Fat bear champ returns with a major transformation

She's back.

And majorly transformed. The 2019 Fat Bear Week champion, bear 435 "Holly," returned to Katmai National Park and Preserve's Brooks River a few days ago, hundreds of pounds lighter — and with a cub. Her dramatic weight loss underscores that these wild Alaskan bears — while regularly seen peacefully munching on salmon or sleeping on the explore.org live-streamed bear cams — live harsh lives and often exhibit what us humans might call impressive resilience.

"Holly's transformation is the product of an extreme fast," Mike Fitz, the resident naturalist for explore.org and a former park ranger at Katmai, told Mashable. Read more...

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