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Adopt Nova!
Nova came to Grandfather Mountain on Aug. 31, 2013, when she was six months old.  She was found orphaned at approximately eight weeks old along a river bank in Avery County, N.C. It is believed that, due to heavy rainstorms, the young pup was flooded out of her den and swept away from her mother. Nova was found and brought to a licensed rehabber in Lincoln County who had cared for otters in similar situations. In fact, she was the same rehabber who cared for our very own Oscar and Uno, and she gladly took on the role of Nova’s adoptive mother.

Nova is an energetic ball of fun! She loves to chase people along the glass of her habitat and will swim around and play tag with visitors at the underwater viewing area. Nova also loves to be a little troublemaker and is always making a mess for her keepers to clean up. She likes to drag grass and pine straw into her pool and use everything as a toilet. She loves tearing her toys up, too, so we have to be careful and make sure she only gets things on the approved “Nova-can’t-destroy” list. Nova likes to make lots of vocalizations; she scuffs, grunts and pants to exclaim her happiness and excitement, usually for food. She is a very fast swimmer and enjoys running all around her habitat with her playmate, Oscar.

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

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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

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Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

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