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info@bewildnc.org · (919) 442-8238 · PO Box 0273 · Chapel Hill, NC 27515

Available Rescues

BeWild is an exotic pet rescue located in North Carolina. These are the animals we currently have in at the rescue and will eventually be up for adoption. Our rescues are kept in quarantine for a minimum of 30 days. Animals that present with health issues will be kept in quarantine until they have recovered. This is both to insure our permanent ambassadors aren't exposed to parasites or communicable illnesses, as well as to give us time to monitor each rescue's health and temperament.


Animals in our COMING SOON column are either in quarantine or they are still under evaluation to see if they are ready to find a permanent home. If you would like to adopt one of these animals, you can apply now but an applicant will not be chosen until they are declared ready for adoption. Animals in our AVAILABLE column have been quarantined, evaluated, and are ready for immediate adoption. If you are interested in an animal, please fill out an application here


  • These are "pet-only" animals and the adoption application includes an agreement not to breed any animals adopted from us, as is standard with animal rescues.

  • All animals must be picked up in Chapel Hill, NC within 7 days of approval.



Intake Date: 1/11/2020

Marula is a 3 year old, female leopard tortoise. She is absolutely gorgeous, though she does have some moderate pyramiding. She is eating great for us and will be up for adoption as soon as her quarantine is over.
Intake date: 8/15/2019

Pandora is a gorgeous adult female Brazilian rainbow boa that was surrendered when her owner could no longer care for her. She came to us in the middle of a rough shed and is a little skinny, but a few meals and a good shed should have her looking much better.
Intake date: 8/3/2019

This poor ball python was found outside at a local park in Durham. Luckily, a reptile lover found her and got her to us. She's extremely emaciated, dehydrated, had a lot of retained shed, and may have some fractured ribs. She'll need a lot of medical care before she's ready to go to a new home.
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Intake date: 11/22/2019

Poor Gideon was found loose on a college campus. He came in very emaciated, dehydrated, full of parasites, and showing signs of having previously struggled with MBD. Thankfully, we were able to treat the parasites and his great appetite helped him gain a ton of weight. He looks like a new dragon! His gait is a little bit funky and always will be, but he gets around really well - if not a bit awkwardly. He always basks in the funniest positions! Adoption fee is $30.
Mourning Geckos
Intake date: 12/13/2019

This group of five mourning geckos was surrendered to us. Mourning geckos are tiny and very fast - they are a display pet and are not easily handled. This species reproduces by parthenogenesis - meaning they are all female and can reproduce on their own. Once their quarantine is up, we will be adopting them out in a group with a bioactive enclosure. We also have quite a few eggs that we pulled from their original tank.
Intake date: 12/11/2019

This handsome fellow is male Russian tortoise. His age is unknown, but we would guess that he is full grown based on his shell condition. He had a bit of an overgrown beak when he first arrived, but we've got that trimmed up and he's ready for a forever home!
Intake date: 12/11/19

Gaia is a gorgeous female Hermann's tortoise. Her age is unknown. She came to us in great condition and has a super outgoing personality!
Intake date: 11/16/2019

Taro is a Chinese water dragon that was surrendered when her owner could no longer care for her. She appears to be healthy and has a good temperament for a water dragon. She sits calmly in our hands when we clean her cage. However, this is NOT a beginner pet and will only be adopted out to an experienced reptile keeper.
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