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Adopt Griffin!
Griffin arrived at Grandfather Mountain in March 2013.  He was living in the wild in Nebraska when he suffered a severe trauma to his head, leaving him blind in his right eye, deaf in his right ear and with some neurological damage.  Due to his injuries, he was unable to successfully hunt for food and became extremely emaciated.  He was taken to the Raptor Recovery Center in Nebraska, where he was rehabilitated.  Because of his inability to find and catch food, Griffin could not be released back out into the wild.  He became one of the first residents to call the newly renovated eagle habitat on Grandfather Mountain his home.

After some adjusting, Griffin has settled into his new home well.  In the beginning, he wasn’t sure if he was going to like having so many humans around him all the time, but he seems to have settled in very well.  Occasionally he even seems to like the company of his keepers.  Griffin is shy when it comes to meal time and tries to wait until no one is around before eating his meal of fish, quail or rabbit.  If someone catches him eating, he often gets a startled look on his face and starts frantically looking around for a place to hide.  Griffin spends most of his day watching people, squirrels or birds from one of his two favorite perches in his habitat.

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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