Otters

Mill Mountain Zoo is undertaking its largest project to date and we need your help! We are currently fund raising for our North American River Otter exhibit. This state of the art exhibit will provide a home for these wonderful animals, complete with underwater viewing adjacent to our new Adventure Playground. Just imagine your children face to face with these amazing underwater acrobats and the memories that will be made; The amazing waterfalls, rockwork, and landscaping will really take you someplace wild. And, you can be a part of making of making this all happen. We have giving opportunities for every member of our community and one lucky winner will take home a Family Membership to the Zoo for life. Read on about the exhibit and how you can help!

This conceptual sketch is the basis for the later architectural drawings. This scale drawing provides an overview of this immersive exhibit with three viewing stations from the deck above through transparent panels and an interactive underwater viewing station directly adjacent to our Adventure Playground.. The exhibit itself will be constructed out of a combination of man-made and artificial materials to ensure an extensive lifespan for generations to come. In addition, it will have a magnificent waterfall that will feed multiple streams which lead past native rock formations and landscaping.to the main pool.

Virginia Wild
This new direction for the zoo will focus on species that are native to Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains in particular. Highlighted new species in the future will include Black bear, Bald eagles, Bobcat, and
North American river otters that will join our animal family here at the zoo. New generations will meet them and learn that conservation starts right here at home.

Community Support
The Mill Mountain Zoo has been fortunate to enjoy the support of Roanoke and the surrounding communities. As we continue our journey forward with our Virginia Wild plan, we know that the addition of River otters to our animal family will be great for your family as well. Especially with the underwater viewing right next to our new playground!

Individual Giving

It is our hope to involve every member of our community in our campaign to make this exhibit happen so children of all ages can appreciate these amazing animals up close and personal. Every dollar that you give to this campaign will go towards this project and we can assure you this will be the most ambitious undertaking that our Zoo has attempted to date!

Membership for Lif
e
At the end of the River otter campaign we will recognize our highest individual donor that is not an Exhibit Sponsor:
• Free Family Membership for life
• Unlimited free admission for your immediate family to the Mill Mountain Zoo for life
• Invitation to special member’s only events
• Discounts on education programs, Zoo Camps, birthday parties
and after-hours rentals
• 10% discounts on regular prices gift shop items
• Reciprocal discounts at other zoos (see website for the current list)

Additional Benefits
• VIP Tour for up to (12) patrons and lunch with Co-Directors
• Donor name on Mill Mountain Zoo Donor Wall for one-year from
date of donation
• Announcement on our website, newsletter, and social media

Please help Make a Big Splash for Otters and donate today!

Exclusive Naming Level: $500,000
• Permanent naming rights to the exhibit
• Permanent recognition sign with corporate name at exhibit
• Exclusive corporate day at the zoo for all employees and their families
• Free zoo passes for all employees and their families good for one year
• Recognition of business inside the facility, at the facility entrance and on all website and social media sites for the zoo for one year
• Private donor recognition ceremony

Shared Naming Level: $300,000
• Shared naming rights to the exhibit
• Permanent recognition sign with corporate name at exhibit
• Free zoo passes for all employees and their families good
for one year
• Recognition of business inside the facility, at the facility entrance
and on all website and social media sites for the zoo for one year
• Private donor recognition ceremony

Partner Level: $30,000
• Permanent recognition plaque with corporate name on it
at the exhibit
• Free zoo passes for all employees good for one year
• Recognition of business inside the facility, at the facility entrance
and on all website and social media sites for the zoo for one year

Friend Level: $10,000
• Permanent recognition plaque with corporate name on it
at the exhibit
• Free zoo passes for all employees good for one visit
• Recognition of business inside the facility, at the facility entrance
and on all website and social media sites for the zoo for one year

For additional information, please contact:

Robin Lentz, Co-Director
William K. Baker Jr., Co-Director
540-343-3241 x 31
rlentz@mmzoo.org
bbaker@mmzoo.org

Donate!

• You Otter give because we’re super cute!

• You Otter give because we just like to have fun!

• You Otter give because we have better steering than a boat!

• You Otter give because we’re never going to turn down sushi!

• You Otter give because we’re working on playing catch for the big game!