Adopt an Animal

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Adopt an Animal

When you adopt an animal through the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, you help improve the lives of the animals in our care — from Aspen the cougar to Shakespeare the barred owl.

Since the founding of the Stewardship Foundation in 2009, funds have gone to upgrading the habitats in which these animals live — and to purchase treats, toys and other distractions to give the animals something fun and different to liven up their day.

Enjoy your adopted animal on a whole new level.

Adopt at any level and know your animal—and you—will be well cared for. Celebrating a birthday or special occasion? Adoptions make great gifts too.

$25 Level
Includes

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • 5×7 photograph with description of adopted animal
  • Grandfather Mountain eNewsletter subscription
$50 Level
Includes everything from the $25 level plus

  • Plush Animal
  • Photo upgrade: 8×10 photograph
$100 Level
Includes everything from the $50 level plus

  • Cast of animal footprint
  • 2 day passes to the park
$250 Level
Includes everything from the $100 level plus

  • Pass upgrade: 6 adult day passes to the park
$500 Level
Includes everything from the $250 level plus

  • Behind-the-scenes visit for 6 with your animal!
Benefit Level $25 $50 $100 $250 $500
Tax Deductible Amount $25 $37 $49 $129 $229

Animal adoption makes a great gift, too!

Click here to learn more about the animals and adopt.

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  • Last summer I returned to Grandfather Mountain after a more than 40 year absence and the return trip was even more magical than the initial trip. I was able to appreciate the majestic views of nature and all it's splendor with my grown son and my mother. We spent an adventure-filled day stopping at every spot mentioned on the CD and enjoyed a great deal of time in the animal habitats, especially the bears. My son's nickname is Bear, and frankly he resembles at least one of Grandfather Mountain's bears. We went up to the top by car since the hike was a little tough for my mom, however, she and my son crossed the Mile High Swinging Bridge together while I recorded their experience. Upon their return I crossed solo and was able to appreciate the views from the bridge and mentally check "GM Mile high Bridge" off my bucket list. My hope is to be able to visit Grandfather Mountain as often as possible and during every colorful season of the year to watch Mother Nature show off one of her greatest treasures.


    Dawn
    Palm Harbor, FL
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