Sunrise at Newfound Gap in The Great Smokie Mountains.
Sunrise at Newfound Gap in The Great Smokie Mountains.Submitted by Thomas Kotzur / UGC

Dec. 26, 2008

The correct answer is: Elk. Once living in the Great Smokies, elk were eliminated due to over-hunting and a loss of habitat. River otters and barn owls have already been successfully reintroduced into the ecosystem.