Baby Bobcats Spotted at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park — Watch the Video!
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You never know what you’ll see when you explore the mountain top attractions in Gatlinburg! From black bears to birds, you’ll have the opportunity to see all kinds of Smoky Mountain wildlife roaming around. One animal you don’t see very often in the area, however, is a bobcat. Visitors to the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park were in for a special treat when they spotted not one, but two, baby bobcats on the hillside! Watch the video and learn more below:
Bobcat Cubs at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park has welcomed many furry visitors before! One that you don’t see too often, however, is the bobcat. This summer, two bobcat cups were spotted playing for the Gatlinburg SkyTrail! Luckily, it was caught on camera and shared on the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park’s Facebook page so that everyone can enjoy the sighting. Watch the video below:
About Bobcats in the Smoky Mountains
One interesting thing about bobcats is that they’re the only felines that live in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Bobcats can weigh up to 70 pounds, and they have spotted coats, stubby tails, and ears with hairy tufts. Bobcats are not often spotted in the park because they tend to be more nocturnal, only coming out at night to hunt for food.They hunt rabbits, rodents, and birds. If you’ve spotted a bobcat in the Smoky Mountains, consider yourself lucky!
Animal Sightings at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
This isn’t the first time Smoky Mountain wildlife has been spotted at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. Black bears love the park almost as much as we do! In 2021, a video went viral of a black bear taking a stroll along the Gatlinburg SkyTrail one morning. This summer, another black bear family was seen passing underneath a family riding the Gatlinburg SkyLift! Seeing black bears is not uncommon when you visit this popular attraction.
About the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is one of the most popular mountain top attractions in Gatlinburg. Visitors will ride the iconic SkyLift to the top of the mountain, where they’ll find more exciting adventures. There’s the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in America, the SkyDeck, which offers gorgeous views of the Smokies and downtown Gatlinburg, and the SkyCenter, where visitors can grab a drink or a snack while taking in the views. There’s also the Gatlinburg SkyTrail, where most of the Smoky Mountain wildlife was spotted! The SkyTrail is a scenic walkway that connects to each end of the SkyBridge and allows visitors to hike through the mountains. It’s open to parents, kids, and even dogs! It has the Elevated Boardwalk, a wooden walkway that leads from the SkyDeck to the hillside of the ravine that cuts under the SkyBridge. There’s also the Tulip Tower, a 70’ steel tower that can be accessed by two rope bridges and has 4 viewing platforms. Then, there’s the Path, the non-boardwalk portion of the trail that’s cut into the hillside! The location of the SkyTrail makes it easy to understand why you see so many furry friends while you’re here.
Visit the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
We bet you’re ready to visit this popular attraction for your chance to see some Smoky Mountain wildlife — including bobcat cubs! Learn more about the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then plan your visit.