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Construction is in progress around our barn. During this time, our barnyard animals will be interacting with new habitats inside and outside of the barn and receiving daily enrichment. Please bear with us while we make improvements for our animals and guests!
Learn more at wildwnc.org/gateway.

Uno and Ursa
Symbolically adopt our black bears and help support the Nature Center!
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Oak and Gloria
Symbolically adopt our red wolves and help support the Nature Center!
Adopt Now!
Nova and Wayah
Symbolically adopt our gray wolves and help support the Nature Center!
Adopt Now!
Obi-Wan and Olive
Symbolically adopt our river otters and help support the Nature Center!
Adopt Now!
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Become a Wild Parent!

Become a “Wild Parent” or give an Adopt-an-Animal package as a gift! You gain a special friend while lending support to the Nature Center. 

The Adopt-an-Animal 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. 

See an animal you want to adopt who’s not on our list? Email membership@wildwnc.org to make your special request!

Adopt an Animal

Bear

$25

Adopt Level

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • 4×6 Photograph
American River Otters Obi and Olive

$50

Adopt Level

  • All of the $25 Level, plus
  • One-Day Pass to the WNC Nature Center
  • Small Plush Animal (6+”) or Small Silipint Drinkware
Barnyard Animals

$100

ADopt Level

  • All of the $25 Level, plus
  • Two One-Day Passes to the WNC Nature Center
  • Large Plush Animal (10+”) or Large Silipint Drinkware
Nova the Gray Wolf

$250

Adopt Level

  • All of the $25 Level, plus
  • Four One-Day Passes to the WNC Nature Center
  • Large Plush Animal (10+”)
  • Large Silipint Drinkware
  • Framed Photograph of Animal
Nature Center staff feed the cougar.

$500

Adopt Level

  • All of the $250 Level, plus
  • Nature Center Guided Tour with Animal Enrichment for up to 8 people
A red panda participates in behaviorial training.

$1,000

ADopt Level

  • All of the $250 Level, plus
  • Nature Center Guided Tour with a Red Panda Experience on habitat for up to 6 people