Grandfather Mountain will have a birthday party for the nature park's black bears, bald eagles, river otters, cougars and elk.

Grandfather Mountain celebrates the birthdays of all the animals in its environmental habitats with games, contests, crafts and surprises, including the the opportunity to make special birthday treats for the animals.

Grandfather’s habitat staff has prepared a fun-filled day for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants.

Most activities are included with regular admission to Grandfather Mountain, however, Behind-the-Scenes Tours are available at a special discounted rate of $20 per person.

Grandfather Mountain also has an Amazon.com wish list, featuring toys and supplies that are appropriate for its resident animals, for those who'd like to make a more personal birthday gift. 

The Birthday Party is Wednesday June 12, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Get more information online at Grandfather.com.