Asheville -- The Western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville, North Carolina,

is a place where visitors can experience the region's rich biodiversity up close. Located in the beautiful mountains of
western North Carolina, the Nature Center is home to a diverse array of animal species, including native wildlife and domesticated farm animals.

The Nature Center offers visitors the chance to see black bears, red wolves, cougars, and other iconic North American species. Visitors can also observe a variety of birds of prey, including eagles and owls, as they soar and hunt in their natural habitats. Additionally, the Nature Center features a petting zoo area where visitors can get up close and personal with domesticated farm animals such as goats and sheep.

The Nature Center also serves as an educational resource for visitors of all ages. Interactive exhibits and hands-on activities teach visitors about the animals, plants, and habitats of the southern Appalachian region. The center also offers educational programs and guided tours for school groups, community organizations, and individuals.

In addition to its animal exhibits and educational programs, the Nature Center is committed to conservation and sustainability efforts. The center is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which promotes animal welfare and conservation efforts around the world. The Nature Center also participates in a variety of local conservation initiatives, such as stream cleanups and wildlife rehabilitation.

The Western North Carolina Nature Center is a beloved attraction for locals and visitors alike. With its engaging animal exhibits, interactive educational programs, and commitment to conservation, the center offers a unique and enriching experience for all who visit.
 WNCTIMES by Marjorie Farrington

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