Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center
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Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center was founded as a non-profit corporation in 1981 to provide for the care and treatment of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, and offer educational programs on wildlife, conservation and the environment to schools, organizations and the general public. The Center, and its programs and activities are a direct out growth and continuation of the late Founder/Director J. David Siddon’s personal involvement with wildlife rehabilitation and education for more than 40 years.
The organization’s clinic, Interpretive Center, and animal holding facilities are located on 24 acres of land adjacent to the wild and scenic section of Oregon’s Rogue River. Animals treated at the Rehabilitation Center range from baby squirrels and rabbits to bobcats, black bear and grizzly bears; from hummingbirds and wrens to great blue herons and American bald and golden eagles.
Approximately 80 percent of the mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians surviving their initial injuries are returned to the wild. Animals with permanently disabling injuries that make them unable to live in the wild, if possible, are integrated into one of Wildlife Images educational programs.
Wildlife Images is open to visitors year round except for some holidays. Only minutes from Interstate 5, we are conveniently located 14 miles from Grants Pass, near the town of Merlin, Oregon. Tours take about 1 1/2 hours. On the walk through the compound you will see bears, mountain lions, visit our Eagle Flight and enjoy all of the non-releasable animals that make their way to our shelter. During the spring months we care for several hundred babies. We ask that you wear comfortable shoes, dress warm in the winter and bring bottled water in the summer with the appropriate sun clothing and accessories. After the tour you will have the opportunity to visit our gift shop and select from our numerous unique items for gifts and memories of your visit.
Tickets and Hours
Adult tour tickets are $10.00 each. Children’s tickets (ages 4 to 17 years) are $5.00. Children ages 3 and under are ticketed by donation. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, personal checks and cash accepted.
Please call in advance for tour availability and to reserve your place on the tour. You can reach them by calling: (541) 476-0222.
Hours: Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year’s Day, January 1.
May 1 to September 30 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Tours are hourly on the half hour.
October 1 to April 30 — 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Tours are every two hours.
Please call (541) 476-0222 to make your reservation today!
Reservations are required for all tours. You can pre-pay by visiting the Wildlife Images website.