This book brings together the most current information available about the mammals of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- a popular tourist destination that some have called the rooftop of eastern North America. Written in accessible language and illustrated throughout with color photographs, it is a work that both the casual reader and the serious student of zoology will appreciate.
Home to large, readily visible mammals, such as black bears and white-tailed deer, as well as secretive, seldom-seen animals, such as shrews, moles, and mice, the park is one of the country's most fascinating wildlife havens. Donald W. Linzey describes the seventy species of mammals that now occur -- or have recently occurred in the park. Included for each animal is succinct information about its size, external appearance, behavior, numbers, habitat, and ecology. Also included are a checklist of the mammals and a list of the localities referred to in the text.