As winter starts creeping in and the days shorten with much chillier weather at other countries around the world, bears are starting to fatten up to prepare for their long winter sleep. However, if putting on a few extra kilos for winter was a contest, there is one bear in particular who would definitely take this prize home.
In a jaw dropping video shared by researchers from the Voyageurs Wolf Project, which was taken by one of their trail cameras in Minnesota, it revealed something that they didn’t quite expected. And no, the video wasn’t of a rare breed animal or an interesting hunt by a wolf, but rather a bear who’d clearly took his job to gather a few kilos for winter to serious.
“This might be THE fattest bear we have ever seen in our area!” the group wrote. According to researchers bears tend to loose quite a few pound during their time of winter hibernation. To be exact, bears who tip the scale at 500 pounds can lose a whopping 100 pounds over the course of hibernation.
Looking at the unique bear in the video, there’s no telling how much this especially plump bear weighs, however it is clear that this big boy is not going to loose that any time soon and he will still have a lot of extra weight when he wakes up in spring.
His efforts to find food have obviously paid off. “Unfortunately, we only got one video of this beauty, but it is enough to appreciate the bear's curves and figure,” Voyageurs Wolf Project wrote. “It worked hard for that body!”
Watch the video of the trail camera showing the gigantic thick bear here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1346644519116474