is an annual tournament celebrating the success of the bears at Brooks River in Katmai National Park in Alaska, a wild region that is home to more brown bears than people and the largest, healthiest runs of sockeye salmon left on the planet.
Popular vote decides who among 12 bears is the fattest, with a single elimination
match-up taking place from Wednesday, September 30 through Tuesday, October 6. Matchups will be open for voting daily from noon-10pm ET / 9am-7pm PT and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 6.
But if it’s too hard to choose based on looks alone, cast your vote based on the bear that most closely resembles your personalityーyour “kindred bear,” that is.
Answer the questions below to find your kindred bear, and don’t forget to
! Then watch the bears in action via the
Take the kindred bear quiz 👇
Where are you most likely to be found at a pool party?
In the hot tub for peak relaxation
In the shallow end to soak up the most sun
Playing games of the water sport or beer pong variety
What would your friends say is your best trait?
Easygoing and willing to meet up for whatever
You have the house to yourself and you’re looking forward to a solo night at home. What’s your preferred activity?
Relaxing with a bath and music
Watching my favorite TV show
How often do you make your bed in the morning?
You’re at a bar and a fight breaks out. You see that your friend is caught in the middle of it. What do you do?
I jump in to help my friend. I know they wouldn’t be in that situation if it wasn’t warranted, and I’ve got their back.
I turn the other way and grab a drink. I don’t start fights and I don’t end fights. It’ll work itself out.
I leave the bar. I don’t want to get caught up in something that doesn’t involve me.
Who is your favorite fictitious bear?
Baloo from The Jungle Book
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