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Nurtured By Nature Partnership

We are honored to be an official Wish Maker for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our desire is to provide a once in a lifetime experience to children and their families who visit through individual animal encounters at our facility.

The Experience

Guests get to touch and/or feed foxes, a two-toed sloth, armadillos, lemurs, capybaras, and kangaroos. The highlight of our program is interacting with our Asian Small-Clawed Otters. Visitors are able to directly interact with the otters in our heated pool. Through this fun experience we take the opportunity to teach the kids about each animal, its habitat, and how human behavior affects the natural world.

We are always hearing comments like “This is the best day of my life!” or parents of Make-A-Wish kiddos telling us that it’s been months since they’ve seen their child’s smile and they were smiling ALL day at Nurtured by Nature!  Doctors can heal the body, but animal kisses and snuggles do wonders for the spirit and powering hope!

We are pleased to announce that as of August 2019, Nurtured by Nature has been able to donate almost $86,000 in in-kind otter swim encounters to Make-A-Wish Foundation for the year so far.

a little boy that is holding a baby
a young boy petting a giraffe
a young boy sitting at a zoo
a man standing next to a fence