• Meet our White-Tailed Deer:

    Nature’s Classroom has five deer. (One male and four females.) These five deer have always been kept in managed care and therefore have become reliant on humans to survive.

    Did you know?

    -Only the males grow antlers.

    -They can run up to 30 miles per hour.

    -They can use their white tails to communicate with others.

    White Tailed Deer

    Meet our Coyote

    Our coyote came to us from another wildlife facility.

    Did you know? 

    -They can hunt solo or in groups.

    - Can run up to 40 miles per hour.

    -Can live in many different habitats (rural areas, deserts, and even your own neighborhood.) 


    Meet our American Alligator

    Our alligator was considered a nuisance alligator. Nuisance means that they can be a threat to humans.

    Did you know? 

    -The temperature of the egg incubation determines if the alligator will be a male or female.

    - Osteoderms are bony structures on their backs that aid in temperature regulation.

    -Create small ponds called “Gator Holes” with their strong bodies. These holes create critical water sources for many animals.


    Meet our Bobcat

    Our bobcat was rescued as a cub when she got stuck in a wire fence.

    Did you Know?

    -Bobcat’s have “false eyes” located on the back of their ears.

    -Their tails have a short “bobbed” appearance, hence their name, Bobcats.

    -We love to give our bobcat snakeskin as a form of enrichment (anything that allows animals to do their natural behaviors.)


    Meet Our Black Bear

    Our Black Bear came to us from Orlando. Unfortunately, we do not know a lot about her history.

    Did you Know?

    -Black Bears are omnivores (they eat meat and plants.)

    -Their nose is 100 times more powerful than humans!

    -Can climb trees with their long-curved claws.


    Meet our Great Horned Owl

    Our owl was rescued after she broke her femur bone.

    Did you know?

    -They aren’t actual horns on their heads, they are tufts of feathers.

    -Owls have a silent flight which helps them when hunting.

    -Owls can rotate their heads about 270 degrees. This is because they have 14 bones in their neck. (We only have 7.)


    Meet our Racoons

    Our racoons came to us because they were separated from their mother at a young age and unfortunately wouldn’t have been able to survive without human intervention.

    Did you know?

    -They have five fingers, but no opposable thumbs.

    -They can rotate their ankles 180 degrees so that they can climb down trees headfirst.

    - They have omnivores (eats both plants and meat.)


    Meet our Red Tailed-Hawk

    This hawk was rescued after it had an eye injury. She only has one working eye.

    Did you know?

    -Hawks are carnivores eating small mammals like rats and squirrels.

    -Hawks can dive up to 120 miles per hour.

    -Red-tailed Hawks are the largest hawks.


    Meet our Turkey Vulture 

    Our Turkey Vulture was rescued after a wing injury.

    Did you know?

    -Vultures are scavengers. They eat deceased animal carcasses.

    -They have an excellent sense of smell, so they can smell rotting meat.

    -They have short, hooked beaks to rip apart meat.


    Meet our Skunks

    We are home to two chocolate skunks, named Godiva and Hershey

    Did you Know?

    -Their smelly spray, called musk can go as far as fifteen feet away!

    -Skunks are nocturnal.

    -Skunks typically spend their day time hours sleeping in their dens that they have built underground.