ADOPTIONS

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Your adoption donation will help offer your animal the highest quality food, enrichment and veterinary care.

 

Each animal species has it's own distinct purpose towards our mission...

The BEARS at the GWDC were all wild bears at one point, and they have come to reside here for different reasons. Many were orphaned in the wild as young cubs before they had acquired the skills necessary to survive independently. Others were able to obtain human food, unsecured pet foods, garbage, and other food attractants, and therefore, they came to associate humans with food sources. These bears are labeled ‘nuisance bears’; if a nuisance bear, or problem bear, cannot be relocated in the wild, they are removed and destroyed if a captive facility cannot be found. Regardless of its age, once a bear is removed from the wild, it can never return. The GWDC is fortunate in that we have been able to give these animals a second chance.

The WOLVES are captive-born animals that lack the hunting skills and other abilities necessary to survive, therefore could never be released into the wild. The GWDC agreed to take numerous pups from different litters when they needed new homes. At the GWDC, in their habitats, these wolves were given the opportunity to develop strong social ties, similar to how they would develop mentally and socially in the wild and have since formed cohesive packs. They act as ambassadors, engendering a greater appreciation and understanding of this predator in the Yellowstone ecosystem.

The North American river OTTERS ambassadors have the dual role of helping to educate visitors about this unique species and the importance of maintaining a healthy riparian ecosystem; additionally, they provide the opportunity for grassroots involvement that will ultimately help save wild predators and the wild places in which they live.

The RAPTORS have all been deemed ‘non-releasable’ by a veterinarian, and must remain in captivity. These birds have all sustained some type of injury or were abandoned as chicks.

 

 Adoption Details

  • No ownership rights are conferred by this adoption. All animals stay at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center and remain under the care of our animal keepers team.
  • Not every animal has a corresponding animal plush. If your animal is not available, another plush may be substituted.
  • Please allow at least 2 weeks to process and mail orders, especially during Holidays.
  • Please remember, some animals may temporary be off-habitat during autumn/winter/spring.
  •  Adoptions are shipped for free via USPS First-Class and may take 5-10 business days to be delivered in US only. Delivery date and time cannot be guaranteed.
  • For International adoptions additional postage will be charged; please contact olyw@grizzlydiscoveryctr.com 

 

 

ANNUAL ADOPTION OPTIONS

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OLD FAITHFUL $45

Adopt any bear, wolf, otter, raptor or Uinta ground squirrels and receive:

All of the regualar adoption benefits

$40.00 is tax deductible

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THE MADISION $100

Adopt any bear, wolf, otter or raptor and receive:

All of the regular adoption benefits

Small animal plush toy (7"-9")

GWDC ball cap

$82.02 is tax deductible

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THE PACK $300

Adopt an entire wolf pack and receive:

All of the regular adoption benefits

A mounted photo

Large animal plush toy (12"-14")

GWDC day pack

GWDC water bottle

$262.41 is tax deductible

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THE YELLOWSTONE PAIR $300

Adopt a pair of any animals (bear, wolf, otter or raptor) and receive:

All of the regular adoption benefits

Two mounted photos

Two small animal plush toys (7"-9")

GWDC day pack

GWDC water bottle

$266.31 is tax deductible

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THE GRAND TETON $500

Adopt any bear, wolf, otter or raptor and receive:

All of the regular adoption benefits

A mounted photo

Large animal plush toy (12"-14")

Five admission passes

GWDC day pack

GWDC ball cap

$389.80 is tax deductible

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REGULAR ADOPTION BENEFITS

Certificate of adoption suitable for framing

8x10 photo of adopted animal

Refrigerator magnet of adopted animal*

Newsletter

Description of your chosen adoptee

Species fact

6 month update

*For adoptions purchased between November 15th and December 31st  that are indicated as a "Holiday" gift in the Occasion drop-down menu,  an ornament featuring your adopted animal will be substituted for the magnet. 

Acadia

Acadia

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Aspen

Aspen

American River Otters
$45.00 - $500.00
Bo

Bo

Grizzly Bears
$45.00 - $500.00
Boulder

Boulder

Wolves
$45.00 - $500.00
Bridger

Bridger

Wolves
$45.00 - $500.00
Clark

Clark

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Clarke

Clarke

American River Otters
$45.00 - $500.00
Cliff

Cliff

American River Otters
$45.00 - $500.00
Colter

Colter

Wolves
$45.00 - $500.00
Condi

Condi

Grizzly Bears
$45.00 - $500.00
Coram

Coram

Grizzly Bears
$45.00 - $500.00
Grant

Grant

Grizzly Bears
$45.00 - $500.00
Harlequin

Harlequin

Wolves
$45.00 - $500.00
Jago

Jago

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Jordan

Jordan

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Josh

Josh

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Keek

Keek

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Lewis

Lewis

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Luta

Luta

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Meriwether

Meriwether

Wolves
$45.00 - $500.00
Moe

Moe

American River Otter
$45.00 - $500.00
Nahani

Nahani

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Nakina

Nakina

Grizzly Bears
$45.00 - $500.00
Obsidian

Obsidian

Wolves
$45.00 - $500.00
Sam

Sam

Grizzly Bears
$45.00 - $500.00
Seeley

Seeley

Grizzly Bears
$45.00 - $500.00
Shasta

Shasta

Wolves
$45.00 - $500.00
Spirit

Spirit

Grizzly Bears
$45.00 - $500.00
Stretch

Stretch

Birds-of-Prey
$45.00 - $500.00
Sura

Sura

Wolves
$45.00 - $500.00
Uinta Ground Squirrels

Uinta Ground Squirrels

Uinta Ground Squirrels
$45.00
Wade

Wade

American River Otters
$45.00 - $500.00
Willow

Willow

American River Otters
$45.00 - $500.00