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|
|Black Rat Snake|
|Dorset Horn Sheep|
|Eastern Box Turtle|
|Eastern Mud Turtle|
|Eastern Musk Turtle|
|Eastern Red Spotted Newt|
|Eastern Screech Owl|
|Gray Tree Frog|
|Great Horned Owl|
|Nigerian Dwarf Goat|
|Northern Pine Snake|
|Rough Green snake|
WILD PARENT 1 - $25 (Click here to purchase online)
ADOPTION PACKAGE INCLUDES:
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.