Maymont is home to hundreds of animals including mighty black bears, iconic American bald eagles, playful river otters and friendly goats. Many animals can be seen at the Maymont Farm, The Robins Nature Center and wildlife habitats. Others are important members of the environmental education team, participating in public and school programs.

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 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.

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 find an injured or orphaned animal that needs human care and intervention, look for a licensed rehabilitator in your area on the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources website.


While we love all animals, please be aware that for the safety of our farm and wildlife animals, pets and emotional support animals are not permitted on the Maymont groundswith the exception of trained service dogs as defined by Title II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).