Bear in the Back Seat goes behind the scenes with the Smokies’ bear man

out itsabarRetired national park wildlife biologist Kim DeLozier will speak about his book, Bear in the Back Seat, on Saturday, March 15, at Sugarlands Visitor Center on the Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg.


Hear DeLozier tell about the time a sedated wild black bear woke up unexpectedly in the back seat of a helicopter in mid-flight, and in his car as he was driving down the highway, and in his office while he was talking on the phone.

“Kim DeLozier, a wildlife biologist in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for over 30 years, has seen just about everything when it comes to bear antics,” said Jack Hanna, director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and host of television’s Into the Wild. “His book is packed with amazing stories that the whole family will enjoy. And, you’ll learn a ton of great pointers about how to safely view animals in the wild.” 

The talk is hosted by the Great Smoky Mountains Association. Cost to attend is $10 for members and $35 for non-members, which includes a complimentary personal or gift membership opportunity.

Bear in the Back Seat is available at Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstores in Tennessee and North Carolina, as well as on their website. For more information and to register, call 888.898.9102, Ext. 222 or 254. 

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