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The people have spoken! The portly patriarch of paunch persevered to pulverize the Baron of Beardonkadonk in the final match of #FatBearWeek 2021. 480 Otis can now boast a bevy of bests w/ this fourth 1st place finish. As we celebrate, like a true champ 480 is still chowing down. pic.twitter.com/rLvm7pvGJW
Fat Bear Week has come to a close and the winner is…drum roll please…480 Otis! The 25-year-old beefy boy has won the arduous Fat Bear bracket by 6,000 votes, becoming the reigning champion and a four-time winner. Otis previously won the first-ever Fat Bear Week. “The people have spoken! The portly patriarch of paunch persevered to pulverize the Baron of Beardonkadonk,” tweeted Katmai National Park. “As we celebrate, like a true champ 480 is still chowing down.”
Not only will Otis get to wear the crown until next year’s event, a fund in his name will be set up to raise money for the Katmai Conservancy. The organizers of Fat Bear Week, Explore.org, are pledging to match donations up to $50,000. But the fun isn’t over yet. Keep an eye out for Fat Bear Superlatives, to see who fans chose as the Best Bear Pro Wrestler and more!
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