WNC NATURE CENTER
See The Great Horned Owl and all the Animals of the WNC Nature Center
The WNC Nature Center is home to 60 species of wildlife that live or have lived in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Learn more about the natural history of each species and the unique biographies of the wildlife that call the Nature Center home.
Most of our animals have been permanently injured or have been imprinted, meaning they have no fear of humans and never learned the skills they would need to survive in the wild. Others have never known a life in the wild or are endangered species that are part of the Special Survival Plan, a breeding and management plan developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure that we have a sustained population of endangered animals and can conserve them for future generations. FOR MORE
Welcome to the WNC Nature Center! Reservations are not required, and tickets do not need to be purchased online in advance.