Listen To This Article - Click Play
The Smoky Mountains are home to a variety of animals, including 65 species of mammals, over 200 varieties of birds, 67 native fish species, and more than 80 types of reptiles and amphibians. Have you ever wondered what Smoky Mountain wildlife is your spirit animal? We’ve put together a guide to what Smoky Mountain animal you are based on your zodiac sign!
Aries (March 21 – April 19) – Coyote
Aries love to be number one, which is why your spirit animal is the “top dog” in the Smokies! The coyote is most active in the Smoky Mountains at night, hunting rodents, rabbits, fish and frogs. Like the coyote, you have strong leadership qualities and aren’t afraid to dive headfirst into challenges. However, you can also both tend to get aggressive when things don’t go your way.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – Black Bear
The Taurus is known as one of the most reliable zodiac signs. Like black bears, you’re all about routine and try to avoid change as much as possible. You’re not afraid to put in hard work to get what you want, and black bears are the same way (especially when it comes to food). You’re both strong and resilient, and while you can be prone to anger, there is a soft-hearted side to you.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – White-tailed Deer
The Gemini is known for being gentle and affectionate, as well as curious. That’s why your Smoky Mountain wildlife is a white-tailed deer! You’re both social and friendly, and are fast learners. In addition, white-tailed deer can be playful and fun-loving, just like you!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – Eastern Cottontail
The animal that best represents Cancer is the Eastern Cottontail Rabbit. Like a rabbit, you can be shy at times, but also clever and creative. You both can be considered complex — there is more than one side to your personality. In addition, you know how to think outside of the box, and you’re a lot stronger than you look.
Leo (July 23 – August 22) – Bobcat
The Leo is represented by a lion, which is why the bobcat is the perfect Smoky Mountain spirit animal. You are powerful and courageous, and you’re willing to fight for what’s important to you. Bobcats are territorial, which is another trait you have in common. You are extremely loyal to those who are close to you and have a desire to protect them at all costs.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) – Red Fox
Virgos are known to be intelligent and focused, just like foxes! You have a logical, practical and organized approach to life. Foxes are small, but they make up for their size in their mental agility. Like a fox, you are quick and smart. You both are also adaptable to your surroundings and can be analytical and cunning.
Libra (September 23 – October 22) – Firefly
Libras prefer to keep things light and harmonious, so it comes as no surprise that your spirit animal is a firefly! Like you, fireflies light up the Smokies and wow everyone around them in harmony. You dislike conflict and avoid topics that may stir the pot. Both you and the synchronous fireflies have an originality about you that you can’t recreate and are peaceful and pure.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) – Elk
Scorpios are known for their power, which is why the elk is the perfect animal to represent this sign. Like elk, you are headstrong and have an outer personality that you use as a way to protect yourself from danger. You’re a combination of passionate and intense, which can cause others to be intimidated, similar to elk.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) – Rattlesnake
As a Sagittarius, you’re known for being brave and adventurous. Not too much will scare you, similar to a rattlesnake. You’re both independent and enjoy having freedom and alone time to do what you want, whenever you want. In the Smoky Mountains, the Timber Rattler is a passive snake and is not aggressive unless cornered. Similar to the snake, you are not one to be tied down or told what to do.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) – Red-Tailed Hawk
Capricorns are known for being resilient and strong, and wanting to enjoy everything that life has to offer. Like the hawk, you are very determined when it comes to getting what you want, but can also be patient when needed. Even though you look fierce, you take everyone by surprise with your strength and agility.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) – River Otter
Otters are playful, creative and intelligent, just like you! Like the otter, you prefer to dance to the beat of your own drum, and you don’t care what other people think. River otters in the Smokies can often be seen in groups, being friendly and playful. Like the river otter, you are known for having a lot of friends and can move across groups of people effortlessly.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20) – Owl
Owls are known for being very wise. The Pisces is the oldest and wisest of all the signs! Like owls, you are intuitive and independent, but in the right environment, you can be gentle and affectionate. You like to talk a lot, similar to an owl, and you’re a natural born teacher! Others love to learn from you.
Learn More About Smoky Mountain Wildlife
Now that you know what animal in the Smoky Mountains you are based on your zodiac sign, we bet you can’t wait to learn more about them! Read our blog, “10 Shocking Facts About Smoky Mountain Wildlife.”