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Could a government shutdown affect Fat Bear Week?

Posted on AllSides September 29th, 2023
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Courtesy of L. Law

Call it potentially "unbearable" -- at least for wildlife fans.

The looming government shutdown would affect Fat Bear Week, the annual celebration of wild bears who put on weight to prepare for hibernation.

From Oct. 4 through Oct. 10, the bears of Alaska's Katmai National Park face off March Madness-style on the Fat Bear Week website, where people can vote to crown the best and chunkiest bear.

But timing-wise, there could be some complications.

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