Know Your Pop Culture Bears

From fat bears to chef bears to murderous bears, bears are having a moment.

As I recounted 2022 and looked forward to 2023, something kept coming up: bears. It seems that bears of all varieties, actual and metaphorical, are thriving right now. I thought it would be useful to take a look at the pop culture bears of the last year and year to come.

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Fat Bear Week

Since 2014, Fat Bear Week has celebrated the chonky bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park as they prepare for winter in a March Madness style bracket. In 2022, Bear 747 was declared the corpulent champion. Who will win big in 2023?