Explore Mountain Wildlife of the Smoky Mountains

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We are a premiere taxidermy museum dedicated to providing a memorable indoor wildlife experience for the entire family! Discover wildlife education, preservation, classification, and the importance of some of wildlife’s greatest creatures.

American black bear

Great Smoky Mountains

American Black Bear

American black bears are the only bears native to the Great Smoky Mountains. Black bears eat plants like nuts, and berries, and are classic omnivores. American black bears weigh between 150 and 500 pounds and are the third-smallest of North America’s bears.

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The Mountain Wildlife Museum is a unique destination for anyone who loves to learn about wildlife. The museum is home to some of the most impressive creatures in the world!

Great Smoky Mountains

White-Tailed Deer

The white-tailed deer is one of the most common large mammals in North America, and it’s found throughout the Great Smoky Mountains. The deer is a member of the Cervidae family, which also includes moose and elk. Deer are herbivores that eat plants and other vegetation. They are also known to eat insects, berries, and nuts.

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Eastern Cougar of the Smoky Mountains on a seated position

Great Smoky Mountains

The Eastern Cougar

The Eastern Cougar is a member of the big cat family. Noticeable for its large size, tan color, and long tail, it’s a subspecies of the larger and more widespread cougar found throughout North America.

The Eastern Cougar is also known as a mountain lion, puma, or panther. The Great Smoky Mountains feature a unique plant and animal life that provides a suitable environment for the Eastern Cougar to survive. These big cats are one of the greatest mysteries of the Great Smokies.


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