BLACK BEARS

Including our own 2 generation family

RIVER OTTERS

Underwater viewing area

RACCOONS

Mischievous & highly intelligent

BOBCATS

An indigenous top predator

Meet Our Animal Friends

Ober Gatlinburg’s Wildlife Encounter is proud to share with visitors our black bear family, including Minnie and BJ, and their now grown 3yr olds, Holly and Chief.

See our River Otters playing at the underwater viewing area, our beautiful Bobcats and our Birds of Prey in an enclosed aviary. Eventually fox and other native species will also have homes at this new facility.

Our  Nocturnal House includes various species of native Smokies wildlife such as raccoons, skunks, flying squirrels, turtles and snakes.

No Food or Drink is allowed in the Wildlife Encounter.

NOTE: Some animals hibernate in the winter and may not be available for viewing.

Wildlife Encounter

 Monday10:00 am - 6:30 pm

 Tuesday10:00 am - 6:30 pm

 Wednesday10:00 am - 6:30 pm

 Thursday10:00 am - 6:30 pm

 Friday10:00 am - 6:30 pm

 Saturday10:00 am - 7:30 pm

 Sunday10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tickets

Ticket valid for unlimited visits the day of purchase. Ages 6 or under must be with adult age 18 or older.

ADULTS

$ 7

Ages 12 and Older
  • No coupons

CHILD

$ 5

Ages 5 - 11 yrs
  • No Coupons

OWLS

Birds of Prey in an enclosed aviary

FLYING SQUIRRELS

Native Smokies wildlife

SKUNKS

Always look at the front!

SNAKES

and other local reptiles