Ambassador Animals

Carpenter Nature Center has a collection of Minnesota and Wisconsin native animals. Our ambassador animals are vital to our programs and classes. For many visitors, a trip to CNC gives them their first opportunity to observe these live animals at close range. The experience is inspiring and helps teach thousands of students and visitors about the wonder of nature each year.

Symbolic Animal Adoption

Adopt an Animal

Interested in symbolically adopting one of CNC’s animal ambassadors? Click the tab to read more on how the animal adoptions work. Thank you for your support!

I found an injured animal. What do I do?

We appreciate that you care about wildlife. Please understand Carpenter Nature Center is not equipped to take care of injured or orphaned animals.  If you have found an injured or orphaned animal, please call the Wildlife Rehab Center at 651-486-9453.

I found an injured raptor. What do I do?

We appreciate that you care about wildlife. Please understand Carpenter Nature Center is not equipped to take care of injured or orphaned animals. If you have found an injured or orphaned raptor (eagle, hawk, owl, ect.) please call the Raptor Center at 612-624-4745.