In the battle of the bulkiest bear in Alaska - there's a new heavyweight champion at Katmai National Park and Preserve.
- On Tuesday night, 480 Otis was declared the winner of Fat Bear Week, an online competition that uses "before and after" pictures to celebrate the bears' pre-hibernation weight gain from June to October.
- Nearly 800,000 votes were cast in the weeklong contest.
- Otis is now a 4-time champion, having won the inaugural contest, in 2014, as well as in 2016 and 2017.
- According to The New York Times, brown bears can add up to four pounds of weight a day and, as hibernation begins, the largest adult males can weigh more than 1,200 pounds.
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