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Adopt Yonnie!
Yonahlossee (aka Yonnie) was born at a facility out west. On April 13, 1999, at approximately three months of age, Yonnie and her adopted brother, Kodiak, flew to Charlotte, N.C., where they were met by their new keepers. From the moment she was acquired, it was obvious that she would be extremely high-maintenance and very feisty. She attacked Kodiak constantly during the ride to their new home. She was named after the Cherokee word, meaning “trail of the black bear.”

Even as an adult, Yonnie is still very high-maintenance and has a lot of attitude. She loves hanging out with Kodiak, whining loudly at her keepers and tree-lounging. She has been known to pick on the other bears and then hide behind Kodiak for protection when they come after her. She is fond of expressing her lack of patience with her keepers by whining loudly and incessantly. In the past, Yonnie has given birth to several sets of cubs. She loved her babies immensely and could be seen playing games with them regularly.

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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