Adopt an Animal! 

Adopting an animal is a special and unique gift for the animal lover in your family. We offer several adoption plans for our reptiles & amphibians as well as a special adoption option for our birds of prey.


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 adopting an animal, please email the animal care coordinator at jbradshaw@woodcocknaturecenter.org or call (203) 762-7280.

 

Why Adopt?

What exactly does it cost to feed our resident animals?

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

 

- Food

- General Maintenance & Care

- Veterinary Care

- Supplies (Bedding, Lighting, Heat Pads, etc.)

Owls:

Rats & Mice- $2.90 per day/per bird / $1,058.50 per year/per bird

Total cost per year to feed our birds: $4,234.00

Reptiles & Amphibians: 

Veggies, Fruit and Shrimp- $46.00 per month / $603.20 per year 

Crickets, Feeder Fish and Bedding- $ 231.00 per month / $3,000.00 per year

Mice, Rats & Pinkies- $140.00 per year

Total cost per year to feed our reptiles & amphibians: $3,740.00

Meet our Resident Animals

Resident Reptile & Amphibian Adoptions

All adoptions are for one year.

Friend $25.00

You receive:

  • 4 x 6 photo of your animal

  • Letter from your animal

Sponsor $75.00

You receive:

  • 5 x 7 Photo of your animal

  • Letter from your animal

  • Personal fact sheet 

  • Certificate of Adoption

Protector $150.00

You receive:

  • 5 x 7 Photo of your animal

  • Letter from your animal

  • Personal fact sheet 

  • Certificate of Adoption

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

Resident Birds of Prey Adoptions

Guardian $500.00

 

This one year sponsorship includes:

  • Professional 8 x 10 photo of your bird

  • Letter from your bird

  • Personal fact sheet

  • Certificate of Adoption

  • Private, up-close encounter with your bird

All resident animal photos taken by educator & photography enthusiast Sam Nunes.

Hooty- Great Horned Owl

Hooty- Great Horned Owl

Click- Barred Owl

Click- Barred Owl

Jasper- Albino Ball Python

Jasper- Albino Ball Python

Indira- Red Tail Boa

Indira- Red Tail Boa

Rocco- African Ball Python

Rocco- African Ball Python

Pancake- Bearded Dragon

Pancake- Bearded Dragon

Izzy- Legless Lizard

Izzy- Legless Lizard

Juanita- Western Box Turtle

Juanita- Western Box Turtle

Elma- Eastern Box Turtle

Elma- Eastern Box Turtle

Sprinkles- Eastern Box Turtle

Sprinkles- Eastern Box Turtle

Bottle Cap & Chicken Nugget- Painted Turtles

Bottle Cap & Chicken Nugget- Painted Turtles

Franklin- Spotted Turtle

Franklin- Spotted Turtle

Van Gogh- Painted Turtle

Van Gogh- Painted Turtle

Chubbs- African Bullfrog

Chubbs- African Bullfrog

Walter- Cane Toad

Walter- Cane Toad

Mr. Toad- American Toad

Mr. Toad- American Toad

Bonnie & Capone- Grey Tree Frogs

Bonnie & Capone- Grey Tree Frogs

Spot- Spotted Salamander

Spot- Spotted Salamander