The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund

by Piedmont Wildlife Center
The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund

Project Report | Jan 2, 2020
Begin Again

By Grace Bowman | Office Administrator

Volunteers raising the new Barred owl cage
Volunteers raising the new Barred owl cage

It’s a new year, and a new decade. Our Animal Ambassadors may not know it, but we have big goals for the coming year at Piedmont Wildlife Center—and, thanks to your contributions, we are being set up for success!

In 2019, our Conservation team brought our incredible array of raptors, reptiles and mammals to more than 170 schools and organizations throughout the Triangle—over a 40% increase from 2018. Inspiring and motivating people to advocate for wildlife conservation is what our ambassador animals do best, and our team of staff and volunteers is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to each and every animal that children are able to meet up-close and personally. With your support, we aim to reach even more individuals throughout the Triangle this year.

Using contributions from this project in 2019 we were also able to build and raise a new enclosure for our Barred owls, Apollo and Athena, this past fall. We could not have done it without our donors like you!

We consider it an enormous privilege to share the stories of our ambassadors with our neighboring schools and organizations. While the costs of veterinary care, feeding, and enclosure building for our ambassadors are high, the impact that our animal programs have on all who attend is priceless. We appreciate all of the individuals and groups that recognize this and continue to sustain our work.

Our world is changing, and the message that our ambassadors carry is a crucial one for the next generation to hear and embody. Our resolution for the new year is to instill our message of conservation in as many individuals as possible. What will your resolution be?

The finished product!
The finished product!
Intern Tim with Kellogg at Central Park School
Intern Tim with Kellogg at Central Park School
Conservation Educator Noelle with Bella
Conservation Educator Noelle with Bella


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Organization Information

Piedmont Wildlife Center

Location: Durham, NC - USA
Project Leader:
Karen McCall
Executive Director
Durham , NC United States
$11,560 raised of $20,000 goal
136 donations
$8,440 to go
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