Wildlife Habitats

Farm Pastures and Wildlife Habitats, Daily, 10am-5pm (weather permitting)
$5 per person suggested admission

Take a walk on the wild side, or a stroll if you prefer, at Maymont’s outdoor wildlife habitats. All habitats feature Virginia native species (historic and present) in our 40-acre valley located between the historic estate, Children’s Farm and Nature Center. Animals in our Raptor Valley, Bobcat, Gray Fox, Black Bear, and Bald Eagle habitats are on view daily by 10am and move back indoors late afternoon. Come early to increase your chances of seeing our wildlife when they are most active!

Animal Encounters

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm (weather-permitting) for an up-close animal encounter with Maymont’s bobcat, Monty. Maymont also offers unique animal experiences featuring behind-the-scenes tours. Find out more about these exclusive opportunities.

Animals in our Wildlife Habitats

Adopt an Animal

You don’t have to spend a fortune to help care for your furry, feathered and finned friends at Maymont, and your symbolic adoption will benefit the animals plus the thousands of guests who visit and learn from them each year. Symbolic adoptions make great gifts for anyone who loves animals and are a unique way for a business or club to give back to the community. They also can serve as educational tools for students. Best of all, you can visit your adopted animal at Maymont and see the results of your generous support. For more information, email us or call 804-358-7166, ext. 330. Find out more.

Animal Rescue

We do not accept wild or domestic animals from the public. All wild animals in our care at Maymont have come through licensed rehabilitators and agencies. These animals were orphaned or sustained permanent injuries that prevent them from surviving in the wild. Our possession and exhibition of migratory bird(s) is by permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If you have an injured or orphaned animal that needs human care and intervention, email ARK (Area Rehabbers Klub)  or call 804-598-8380. Or look for a licensed rehabilitator in your area on the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website.


While we love all animals, please be aware that pets are not permitted at Maymont. Service animals are welcome.