Open 361 Days a Year: Admissions 10:00am – 3:30pm; park closes at 4:30pm

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Reservations are not required, and tickets do not need to be purchased online in advance.

American Pygmy Goat

American Pygmy Goat

Appearance: Similar to the Nigerian Dwarf goat, the American Pygmy is a small goat that only reaches one to two feet in height.  They vary widely in coloration including white, tan, caramel, gray, and black.

Behavior: Pygmy goats were bred to be companions and are common petting zoo animals.

Range: Domestic American Pygmy goats are found throughout the world but are native to West Africa.

Diet: They mainly eat vegetation including grasses and alfalfa.

Bryan

Date of Birth: May 2016

Bryan was the last of his herd on a local farm and was donated to the WNC Nature Center to stay social. He now shares a stall with Roddy, the Nigerian Dwarf goat, in the barn!

Meet our other animals

American Black Bear

American Black Bear

Generally shy and reclusive animals, black bears avoid human contact and are not normally aggressive. Two black bears, Uno and Ursa, live at the Nature Center.

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American Pygmy Goat

American Pygmy Goat

Similar to the Nigerian dwarf goat, the American pygmy is a small goat that only reaches 1-2 feet in height. They vary widely in coloration including white, tan, caramel, gray, and black.

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Red Wolf Karma

American Red Wolf

Red wolves are highly endangered species that has been eliminated from almost all of its natural range. Our breeding pair of red wolves, Oak and Gloria, are part of the AZA Species Survival Plan.

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