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Oscar came to Grandfather Mountain in August 2014, when he was only six months old. Oscar and his family had been dug out of their den by a dog, and sadly, one of his siblings was killed. Oscar was taken in by a rehabber and remained with her for five weeks. He was then brought to a rehabber in Lincoln County, the very same rehabber who raised our own Luna and Nova. Otter pups in the wild remain with their mothers for up to a year in order to learn valuable skills, such as hunting and swimming. Therefore, a licensed rehabber must take on the role of an adoptive mother, which she was happy to do!

Oscar is a very timid otter. He doesn’t like change very much, and when he is separated from his friends, he whimpers and whines. He even chirps at his keepers when he sees them around. He is a great little swimmer and enjoys chasing people back and forth at the underwater viewing area. So, although Oscar may seem shy, he certainly loves to swim and entertain guests. He can often be seen chasing his playmate, Nova, around and getting into trouble with her. He loves to drag clumps of grass into his water buckets and make a mess!

Enjoy your adopted animal on a whole new level.

Adopt at any level and know your animal — and you — will be well cared for.

$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


Additional information

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Adoption Level

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

Owned & operated by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.
Go here for Grandfather Mountain State Park information.
Member of Southern Highlands Attractions