The Smoky Mountains are one of the only eastern U.S. areas where wild black bears are allowed to live and roam freely.  For this reason many people come to the Smokies to see the beautiful creatures.  In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park it is estimated that there are around 500-600 black bears.  Below are some fun clips of the black bears.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpY4frpheWw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AzeVV7MF6Y&feature=PlayList&p=1F3D93539C302170&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHOjoaTL0uI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKwOvOjHP7g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0mhgwRWnWQ&feature=relatedblack-bear-0012