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Adopt Gerry

Gerry came to Grandfather Mountain from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. She was born in the wild in Northern Michigan and then orphaned at two months of age. Michigan wildlife agents hand-raised her for a month before they found a wild mother bear being used in a research project that would adopt her. The mother bear raised Gerry as one of her own. Unfortunately, Gerry became too acclimated to humans, so when the research concluded, she had to be placed in captivity. On June 5, 1992, at 3-and-a-half years old, Gerry moved to Grandfather Mountain with her three cubs.

Gerry prefers hanging out with her keepers over other bears and happily resides in one of the bear habitats by herself. She loves staring at the views from her “back porch,” getting treats and tormenting the bears on the other side of the fence. Even at age 26, Gerry is still very spry and acts like a bear half her age. Although she is very patient, she does not hesitate to let her keepers know when they aren’t moving fast enough with her very distinctive and adorable moaning.

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

  • 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 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!
Benefit Level $25 $50 $100 $250 $500
Tax Deductible Amount $25 $37 $38 $129 $229


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Adoption Level

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