Sponsor an Animal! 

Sponsoring an animal is a special and unique gift for the animal lover in your life. We offer several adoption plans for our reptiles & amphibians as well as a special sponsorship option for our birds of prey. All sponsorships are for one year.


At Woodcock, our resident animals are a key element of our programs. Most of our animals visit with hundreds of students each year and enjoy that part of their jobs!

 

For more information about sponsoring an animal, please email Animal Curator, Jennifer Bradshaw or call (203) 762-7280.

All 2022 Animal Sponsorship Packages must be purchased/completed by Monday, December 12th in order to receive the package before Christmas.

Meet our Resident Animals

Resident Reptile & Amphibian Sponsorships

Friend Level: $50

You receive:

  • Woodcock water proof sticker

  • 4 x 6 Photo of your animal

  • Letter from your animal

Sponsor Level: $75

You receive:

  • Woodcock water proof sticker

  • 5 x 7 Photo of your animal

  • Letter from your animal

  • Personal fact sheet 

  • Certificate of Sponsorship

Protector Level : $150

You receive:

  • Woodcock water proof sticker

  • 5 x 7 Photo of your animal

  • Letter from your animal

  • Personal fact sheet 

  • Certificate of Sponsorship

  • "Meet & Greet" with your animal and his or her friends!

Hooty - Resident Bird of Prey Sponsorship

Guardian level: $500

You receive:

  • Woodcock water proof sticker

  • 8 x 10 photo of your bird

  • Letter from Hooty

  • Personal fact sheet

  • Certificate of Sponsorship 

  • Private, up-close encounter with Hooty

Why Sponsor?

Sponsoring an animal from WNC can be a very special and unique gift for any animal lover. When you sponsor one of our animals it helps the nature center provide the following:

 

  • Food

  • General maintenance and care

  • Veterinary care

  • Supplies (bedding, lighting, heat pads, etc.)

What exactly does it cost to feed our resident animals?

Owls

Rats & Mice: $1,000/yr per bird.

Reptiles & Amphibians

Veggies, fruit and shrimp: $600/yr 

Crickets, feeder fish and bedding: $3,000/yr

Mice, rats and pinkies: $140/yr

Click on the image to sponsor your animal below!
(Please note that not all animals can be sponsored at this time)

All resident animal photos taken by photography enthusiast Sam Nunes.

Hooty- Great Horned Owl

Hooty- Great Horned Owl

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Pancake- Bearded Dragon

Pancake- Bearded Dragon

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Chubbs- African Bullfrog

Chubbs- African Bullfrog

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Indira- Red Tail Boa

Indira- Red Tail Boa

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Bottle Cap & Chicken Nugget- Painted Turtles

Bottle Cap & Chicken Nugget- Painted Turtles

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Sprinkles- Eastern Box Turtle

Sprinkles- Eastern Box Turtle

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Rocco- African Ball Python

Rocco- African Ball Python

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Jasper- Albino Ball Python

Jasper- Albino Ball Python

Click- Barred Owl (Retired)

Click- Barred Owl (Retired)

Izzy- Legless Lizard

Izzy- Legless Lizard

Elma- Eastern Box Turtle

Elma- Eastern Box Turtle

Franklin- Spotted Turtle

Franklin- Spotted Turtle

Van Gogh- Painted Turtle

Van Gogh- Painted Turtle

Walter- Cane Toad

Walter- Cane Toad

Mr. Toad- American Toad

Mr. Toad- American Toad

Capone- Grey Tree Frog

Capone- Grey Tree Frog

Spot- Spotted Salamander

Spot- Spotted Salamander