Jackson Mountain Homes Names Appalachian Bear Rescue as Number One Gatlinburg Bear Resource

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The Appalachian Bear Rescue is a Townsend-based black bear rehabilitation center dedicated to reintroducing injured and orphaned black bears back into the forest of the scenic Smoky Mountains. According to Jackson Mountain Homes, as the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge continue to grow in popularity for tourists, it is important to keep the safety of the natural wildlife in mind.

The Appalachian Bear Rescue has become the premier resource for Gatlinburg bears according to Jackson Mountain Homes.

The Appalachian Bear Rescue has become the premier resource for Gatlinburg bears according to Jackson Mountain Homes.

For some of the bears the transition has been fairly easy, but for others it has come with grave consequences; that is where Appalachian Bear Rescue comes in.

On July 30, 2013, Jackson Mountain Homes named the Appalachian Bear Rescue as one of the best resources for the iconic American black bear in the Smokies. The scenic Smoky Mountains are home to some of natures most unique and interesting animals. Upon this list are the famous black bears that call the national park’s forest home. According to Jackson Mountain Homes, as the towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge continue to grow in popularity for tourists, it is important to keep the safety of the natural wildlife in mind.

“One of the biggest struggles for the Gatlinburg bears in the Smoky Mountains is having to adapt to life near such a busy tourist town,” said a spokesperson for Jackson Mountain Homes. “For some of the bears the transition has been fairly easy, but for others it has come with grave consequences; that is where Appalachian Bear Rescue comes in.”

The Appalachian Bear Rescue is a Townsend-based black bear rehabilitation center dedicated to reintroducing injured and orphaned black bears back into the forest of the scenic Smoky Mountains. Along with rehabilitating these Gatlinburg bears, ABR also puts forth great effort to educate Smoky Mountain visitors and the general public about the regional threats that face the animals. The organization also researches ways to improve the bear’s environmental or health-related issues.

Jackson Mountain Homes encourages anyone interested in finding out more about ABR to check out the non-profit's website. There, people can find up-to-date information on things like how to volunteer or how to donate to the organization.

Celebrating 18 years of bringing families the perfect Smoky Mountain vacation, Jackson Mountain Homes provides only the finest Gatlinburg cabins and Gatlinburg chalets. Long-time friends and owners Michael Anderson and A.J. Bland pride themselves on the highest quality accommodations and service to each guest, owner and prospective owner to visit Jackson Mountain Homes. Jackson Mountain Homes’ office is located next to the Old Gatlinburg Crafts District at 1662 East Parkway. For additional information on Jackson Mountain Homes, visit their website at http://www.jacksonmountainhomes.com, or give them a call at 1-866-518-0498. Office hours are 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

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