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Adopt Ajax!
Ajax the Bald Eagle arrived at Grandfather Mountain on Aug. 26, 2015. He came to us from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Fla. Ajax was found on a golf course in Florida, where he had fallen from his nest. The fall left him with a broken clavicle and humerus in his wing and broken femur in his leg. He was taken to the raptor center in order to be given medical care in hopes of recovery and to eventually be released back to the wild. Unfortunately, his injuries did not heal well enough for him to be able to fly long distances. Therefore, he was brought here to live at Grandfather Mountain.

It took a little while for Ajax to get to know his new home, but he has settled in nicely. He can often be seen flying to different perches in the habitat. He is also very vocal and can be heard making noises throughout the day. He is especially vocal first thing in the morning, when the keepers are walking down to feed. The keepers like to think he is telling them good morning, but more than likely he is telling them to get away and leave him alone. Ajax spends most of his day harassing his keepers and people-, squirrel- or bird-watching from one his perches.

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
– Certificate of adoption
– 5×7 photograph with description of adopted animal
– Grandfather Mountain eNewsletter subscription

$50 Level
Includes everything from the $25 level, plus:
– Animal Footprint Painting
– Photo upgrade: 8×10 photograph

$100 Level
Includes everything from the $50 level, plus:
– Plush of Adopted Animal
– 2 adult day passes to the park

$250 Level
Includes everything from the $100 level, plus:
– Pass upgrade: 6 adult day passes to the park instead of 2

$500 Level
Includes everything from the $250 level, plus:
– Behind-the-scenes group tour for 6 and a visit with your animal

$1,000 Level
Includes everything from the $500 level, plus:
– 2 Personalized videos of your adopted animal sent to you during the year

Benefit Level / Tax Deductible Amount
$25 / $20.96
$50 / $45.10
$100 / $30.68
$250 / $84.68
$500 / $124.68
$1,000 / $574.35

Additional information

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Adoption Level

$25 Level, $50 Level, $100 Level, $250 Level, $500 Level, $1000 Level

Grandfather Mountain | Home to the Swinging Bridge, Animal Habitats and Nature Museum

GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

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