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Smoky Mountain Wildlife By the Numbers

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February 13, 2014

With spring just around the corner, it is almost time for all the playful Smoky Mountain Wildlife to wake back up! With literally thousands of different types of specials that inhabit the park, we at Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals have decided to help guests out by giving a short guide to what kind of animals visitors can expect to see.


Of course when you think about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, your first instinct is to think about the over 1,500 black bears that call the national park home. However, did you know that there are over 60 other species of mammals that also life inside the park? Among the list of other mammals in the park are groundhogs, raccoons, bobcats, wild boars, white-tail deer, squirrels, and more!


According to the National Park Service, the Smoky Mountains house over 200 different types of birds. Out of that 200, 85 of those species migrate here from other areas, but roughly 120 of them stay in the area all year long. Types of birds that guests might recognize include ravens, Saw-whet Owls, and Canada Warblers.


Did you know that a playful nickname of the Great Smoky Mountains is the “Salamander Capital of the World”? And trust us, the name is quite fitting. There are a total of 30 different salamander species in the park, as well as 50 native fish, With over 7,000 miles of streams and rivers, there is no wonder why so many amphibians, reptiles and fish made their home in the Smoky Mountains.

Ready to see some of this exciting Smoky Mountain wildlife for yourself? Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals offers guests tons of relaxing Gatlinburg cabin rentals just minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To learn more about our rentals, or to reserve your next stay today, give us a call at 1-877-549-6775. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to make sure that you and your family have one of the most memorable vacations possible.

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