Video Offers Bear Safety Tips For Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There's a new video to help you learn how to deal with black bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Just in time for the peak summer season, a video has been produced to teach visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park how to be safe in bear country.

Developed by the Great Smoky Mountains Association with financial support through the National Parks Foundation, the 6-minute video explains the do's and don't's of hiking in a landscape that holds some 1,600 black bears.

“We hope that this video will be another tool to help hikers safely observe wildlife in its natural habitat which is one of the privileges we gain by preserving this great landscape for all to enjoy,” said Cathleen Cook, the park's chief of resource education.

You can find the video at this site.