WNC Nature Center Announces Birth of Nine Critically Endangered American Red Wolves

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the WNC Nature Center announced the birth of nine red wolf pups last week. The critically endangered pups were born on April 28, 2023, and are the offspring of four-year-old Gloria and three-year-old Oak, both first-time parents. The nine pups – eight females and one male – are all healthy [...]

City of Asheville announces projects funded by BCTDA Tourism Product Development Fund

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce projects that have received funding from the BCTDA Tourism Product Development Fund. Funding was announced at the Tourism Development Authority Board meeting on October 26. All four of the city’s applications received funding, with the top three priorities receiving funding at 100% of the requested amount. [...]

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Check out these upcoming events at the WNC Nature Center

Does your child's favorite plush critter seem to have a cold? Have you ever wondered what happens at the WNC Nature Center at night? Or behind the scenes? Check out these events coming soon at the WNC Nature Center!

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WNC Nature Center coyote Barney passes away

  It is with great sadness that the WNC Nature Center announces the passing of one of its most well-known and cherished residents.   Beloved coyote Barney passed away July 22. He had been struggling with health issues over the past few months and was not responding to medical treatment. One of the older residents of the Nature [...]

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WNC Nature Center to welcome new red foxes

    Welcome to your new home, Samson and Bonita!  The two red foxes will be joining the other residents of the WNC Nature Center and are coming to us from Izzie’s Pond Sanctuary in Liberty, S.C.   Samson and Bonita have something more in common than their new home.  They are both less than a year old and [...]