Smokey came to Grandfather Mountain on April 12, 2001, at approximately 10 weeks of age from Bear Country U.S.A. in South Dakota. She flew on a plane with her sister, Flower, to Charlotte, N.C., where she had to spend the night in a hotel with her keepers before coming to her new home. Smokey was hand-raised by the habitat staff. She was very tiny and adorable as could be, but also possessed a serious temper! If a keeper was lax in their bottle holding duty, Smokey was quick to let them know how she felt with some nasty bites and scratches. She was named after Smoky Bissell, who arranged the hotel accommodations for her and Flower.
Smokey is very quiet and does not like to be the center of attention. One could say that she is a little shy. Whenever there is an argument among the other bears, Smokey tends to watch from the sidelines instead of getting in the middle. She loves lounging in sun beams, harassing her neighbor, Aspen the cougar, and hanging out with Flower. During the colder months, she and Flower are inseparable and even den together over the winter.
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