Bears

Big, furry, and often times adorable, spotting a black bear in the wild is a sight to behold – from a distance of course.

WNC Nature Center and Wildlife Park in Asheville, NC

WNC Nature Center and Wildlife Park in Asheville, NC

Experience wildlife up close with a family-friendly adventure to the WNC Nature Center, located just 10 minutes from downtown Asheville! Among the animals you’ll see are otters, black bears, wolves and a cougar! The 42-acre wildlife park … read more

50 Things to Do in Asheville, N.C.

50 Things to Do in Asheville, N.C.

If you’re looking for things to do in Asheville, then consider this list your primer to the many activities available in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps well acquainted with the flair of this … read more

The Bear Necessities

The Bear Necessities

Has there ever been a creature so fearsome yet so adorable than the bear? If you spend enough time hiking or picnicking in the mountains near Asheville, you might see a bear. Fortunately, the black bear tends to be friendly and will not attack humans … read more

Not So Wild-life

Not So Wild-life

Western North Carolina is covered with miles of rolling farmland, and home to a variety of "wildlife." Asheville offers a variety of ways to interact with the more domestic creatures of the animal kingdom. Here are a few ways to go hand on … read more

Otters

Otters

Meet Obi-Wan and Olive, two adorable North American river otters that call the WNC Nature Center home. These playful creatures are found in a wide variety of aquatic habitats and can tolerate a great range of temperature and elevations. A river … read more