Meet 747, the bulky bear named champion of 2022 Fat Bear Week

The 2022 edition of Fat Bear Week was unlike any other, and even with a voting scandal,  747 was crowned this year's champion of chonk – the bear's second title in three years

The weeklong celebration of bears bulking up on salmon at the Katmai National Park and Preserve as hibernation and winter near had fans across the world voting on which bear they thought was the true, titan of tonnage

 "the lard-layered Leviathan with powerful presence and scars," beat out newcomer the "Bunyanesque behemoth," 901, in the finals


 is the largest bear known to use the Brooks River to stock up on salmon, potentially weighing as much as 1,400 pounds , according to the park


The winner is one of an estimated 2 ,200 brown  bears that occupy the 4-million acre national park

Initial results from 2022 voting showed the bear garnered more than 900,000 votes