• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Trail Advisory

    Several trails in the park are temporarily closed. Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures page for further details. More »

Event Details

  • Every Sunday Weekly from 09/16/2012 to 10/21/2012

    Location: Porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM Fee Information: Free

Are baby deer truly defenseless? Are black bears really vicious? Do they actually attack and eat baby deer or maybe us? Come find out about the different relationships between predators and prey here in the park. Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.