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Adopt an Animal

Adopt An Animal

You provide the love . . . we’ll provide the expert care!

Do you, or does someone you know, have a favorite animal here at the Nature Center?  Become a "Wild Parent" or give an Adopt-an-Animal package as a gift!  There’s no more rewarding gift than an animal adoption. With our symbolic adoptions, you gain a special friend  while lending support to the Nature Center.  Best of all, your adopted animal will remain at the center where it will receive the expert care it needs. 

By supporting the Friends of the WNC Nature Center, this program raises funds for habitat improvement, environmental enrichment and education. Animal adoptions have helped provide major renovations to the cougar, bobcat and gray wolf habitats.

Adoptions are good for one full year.  All animals exhibited at the Nature Center are available for adoption!

American Black Bear
American Toad
Angora Goat
Barn Owl
Barred Owl
Black Ants
Black Rat Snake
Corn Snake
Cotswold Sheep
Dorset Horn Sheep
Eastern Box Turtle
Eastern Hognose
Eastern Kingsnake
Eastern Mud Turtle
Eastern Musk Turtle 
Eastern Red Spotted Newt
Eastern Screech Owl
Gray Fox
Gray Tree Frog
Gray Wolf
Great Horned Owl
Icelandic Sheep
Least Weasel
Nigerian Dwarf Goat
Northern Pine Snake
Oberhasli Goat
Pickerel Frog
Rainbow Trout
Red Fox
Red Salamander
Red Wolf
Red-Tailed Hawk
River Otter
Rough Green snake
Sicilian Donkey
Snapping Turtle
Spotted Salamander
Spotted Turtle
Spring Peeper
Timber Rattlesnake
Turkey Vulture
White-Tailed Deer
Wood Frog

WILD PARENT 1 - $25 (Click here to purchase online)


Official Wild Parent adoption certificate
 •  Animal fact sheet • Color photograph of your animal • Invitation to Wild Parent's Day

WILD PARENT 2 - $50 (Click here to purchase online)


Everything listed in the Wild Parent 1 package • A one-day pass to the WNC Nature Center
 • Plush toy (if available) OR a Nature Center tote bag.

WILD PARENT 3 - $100 (Click here to purchase online)


Everything listed in the Wild Parent 1 package • Two one-day passes to the Nature Center • Plush toy (if available)  • Nature Center tote bag 

Note: For International Adoptions, there will be an extra postage charge. Please call if you will be ordering an adoption for someone living outside of the United States.

The Red Wolf has been a popular choice for many of our Wild Parents.  Four red wolf puppies were born at the Nature Center in June 2012; we put together a short video so that you can watch them mature into young Red Wolves.

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