News Holly Bear Y Lives Off Fat Of The Land


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Holly Bear-y lives off fat of the land
5th February 2020

By Robert Ellis

A bear that has been compared to the Michelin Man has been named the winner of a viral Fat Bear competition.

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 that had grown in size after gorging on salmon as they prepared to hibernate during the winter months.

After more than 187,000 votes, three times more than the previous year’s contest, a grandmother bear called Holly was announced as the winner.

“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!”

Holly is well known and has been seen on its ‘bear cam’ by millions of people, reported the Sky News.