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Holly Was Crowned 'Queen of Corpulence' in Alaska's Fat Bear Week Contest

Over the past week, the employees of Katmai National Park have been asking people to vote, March Madness-style, on which bear has grown the fattest over the summer. The park has posted picture matchups of bear pairs on its Facebook page, and the public got to choose the fattest with their "likes." This yearly contest began in 2014, and every year it becomes even more of a viral sensation. 

Today, a day the park calls "Fat Bear Tuesday," the contest is over. A most-round bear named 435 Holly took the grand prize.

"She is fat," the park's announcement of the winner reads. "She is fabulous. She is 435 Holly. ... All hail Holly whose healthy heft will help her hibernate until the spring. Long live the Queen of Corpulence!"

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The Epic Fundraising Journey Of Blair Braverman And Her 14 Sled Dogs Across Alaska

After 13 days, 19 hours, 17 Minutes and 2 seconds, The 30-year-old musher, Blair Braverman, completed her first ever Iditarod across Alaska with 14 sled dogs. All doggos were specially trained by her weeks before the race and all did a great job! She finished the race to a wave of support from her enthusiastic fanbase, who call themselves Ugly Dogs. While she was competing, the Ugly Dogs raised more than $70,000 for 9,000 students in schools along the competition trail. Here are some highlights from her journey. 

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A curious moose wandered into a building at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, few days ago. According to the Associated Press, the female moose entered the building attached to the hospital just like any human patient — through the lobby doors — and then just stood around taking in the décor … and then eating the decor. The large animal munched on a few of the tropical plants by the doors, reports Anchorage Daily News, but didn't seem to take a shine to the ad-hoc salad bar. After tasting a few of the plants, the moose stood inside for a few more moments before seeing herself out. 

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"You are watching exclusive LIVE footage from Alaska's Brooks River in Katmai National Park.

Every year over a hundred Brown Bears descend on a mile long stretch of Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world."

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Meet Some of the Top Dogs of the Iditarod

Check out these pictures and profiles of some of the Iditarod's top dogs! This year's Iditarod started March 2nd, and is still going! The race kicks off from Anchorage, Alaska, spans 975 miles of snow-covered wilderness, and ends in the far northern city of Nome. Visit the Anchorage Daily News for more information and real time updates!

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Siberian Huskies were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs. Because of their efficiency as a working breed, most huskies are bred to be able to withstand long work days on little amounts of food. They can travel up to 40 miles per day!

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This 200lb orphaned baby Walrus was rescued last Saturday by some local fisherman in Barrow, Alaska, and the little guy has since been transported to the Alaskan SeaLife Center for care and rehabilitation. Here's hoping he grows up happy and healthy!

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