The American Black Bear Historical

The American Black Bear Historical (HM1VWR)

Location: Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Sevier County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 43.998', W 83° 31.296'

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Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Between 400 and 600 black bears live in the park, and you could see one almost anywhere. Most bears stay in the backcountry where they feed on grass, leaves, and acorns, fruits, berries, rodents, and carrion. Only a few visit roadsides and developed areas.

Remember—-bears are wild animals. Enjoy watching them from a distance. It is unlawful to feed or tease them.

(Inscription above the image on the left) Mature black bears weigh about 200-300 pounds, but individuals nearly twice that size have been reported.

(Inscription next to the image on the right) Persons who feed bears, or approach them too closely, risk being bitten or clawed. Bears become more aggressive when fed. They tend to lose their fear of people, and they stand a greater chance of being hit by cars or killed by poachers.
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 9:04am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 271947 N 3957300
Decimal Degrees35.73330000, -83.52160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 43.998', W 83° 31.296'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 43' 59.88" N, 83° 31' 17.76" W
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Area Code(s)865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-200 Wiley Oakley Dr, Gatlinburg TN 37738, US
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