"In Alaska's Fat Bear Week Election, There's No Party Like A Salmon Party"

"In many ways, it's a model election. The campaign runs for only one week, and all the candidates are well-grounded and devoid of hypocrisy.

In fact, all the candidates are enthusiastically out for themselves — because they are bears, after all, embracing the ursine urge to eat like there's no tomorrow and fortify themselves for winter hibernation.

Fat Bear Week officially starts on Wednesday, celebrating the hard work bears do to survive, and giving all the rest of us a reason to gawk at massive animals and spawning salmon in their home in Katmai National Park in Alaska."

Bill Chappell reports for NPR October 4, 2022.


"What Is Fat Bear Week? Everything To Know About The Big, Beefy Event." (Washington Post)

"Oh Chonky Joy: Fat Bear Week Is Back" (Earther)

Source: NPR, 10/05/2022