Mammals of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • Author(s): Linzey, Donald W.
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  • Imprint: Univ Tennessee Press
  • Publication Date: 2001-01-02
  • Status: Active

The deer and the bear so popular with travelers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are but two of the plentiful mammals found in the varied habitats of this important national preserve. Alicia V. and Donald W. Linzey, husband-and-wife zoological team at the University of South Alabama, here combine their own experience and research in the Park with notes taken over a thirty-year period by naturalist Arthur Stupka to describe sixty-five species of present and former residents. Writing for laymen and biologists alike, the authors tell of distribution, habitat, food habits, predation, and reproductive habits of mammals ranging from the pigmy shrew to the conspicuous black bear. Among photographs accompanying this first book on the subject the reader will find mammals both common and rare.

Donald W. Linzey, a wildlife biologist and ecologist, is professor of biology at Wytheville Community College in Wytheville, Virginia. He is an authority on the mammals of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its environs.