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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wildlife

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wildlife

Black Bear Cherokee Orchard in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 002
Black Bear Cherokee Orchard 002

When most people use the words “wildlife” and “Great Smoky Mountains National Park” in the same sentence, it is natural to think of black bears. After all, the black bear has been an icon in the park since the days of its inception.

But there is more to wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains than black bears. Nearly every mammal, reptile, and amphibian known in Appalachia lives here. Continue reading