Predators missing from our food web
Drawing by Tate T, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Northern pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus)
Drawing by Mandy H, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Fisher (Martes pennanti)
Drawing by Chelsea A, Robbinsville High School, North Carolina.
Eastern cougar (Puma concolor couguar)
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Did You Know?
What lives in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Although the question sounds simple, it is actually extremely complex. Right now scientists think that we only know about 17 percent of the plants and animals that live in the park, or about 17,000 species of a probable 100,000 different organisms.