Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center

Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center

Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Wildlife Images is non-profit wildlife rehabilitation and education center in beautiful Southern Oregon. We have been a non-profit since 1981, when our mission of Saving Wildlife started. Our center includes a wildlife hospital for wild patients and permanent residents, youth camps throughout the year, and over 80 permanent residents who cannot be released back to the wild. By taking a tour you can view a great assortment of birds, smaller mammals, reptiles, and large mammals such as cougars, bears and wolves! The tours provide a unique, up-close encounter with wildlife that is not seen every day.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Passport473285
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A few weeks ago my partner and I discovered an injured canadian goose on our property. We contacted W.I. and they told us to bring the goose in. Upon arrival we made it clear in the paperwork we filled out as well as all the individuals we talked to that we would be happy to provide a forever home for this goose if it could not be released into the wild.
I contacted W.I. three weeks later and was told the goose would not be able to survive in the wild and was not a good candidate for as home since it was "mean," according to the clinician.
The goose was not mean. No animal is mean. They are simply responding to their environment. Any clinician who states that an animal is "mean" does not even have a rudimentary understanding of animals and animal behavior. It is more likely that the clinician is mean.
The clinician then told me they euthanized the goose. Then I was told that in the state of Oregon it is illegal for any wildlife to be given a second chance on somebody's property. So why was I told beforehand that the goose "was too mean" to be a candidate for a home???
I experienced too much double-speak and hypocrisy when talking to the clinician and other staff members.
Touring the facility, it is glaringly apparent that animals are kept in very small cages, most especially the reptiles, but also the bears, cougars, and birds. They are all bored, pacing, and treated as lures for tourists.
Had I known my $40 donation was going to fund euthanasia (and a roadside zoo's operations) I would have rehabilitated the very friendly goose myself.
Written December 20, 2021
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curtinj113
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We decided to visit this animal center while in Grants Pass. We spent an awesome few hours. Our girls enjoyed the time and everyone we encountered was helpful. The animals are well cared for, in large clean enclosures and seem loved. Kayla was fantastic.She spent a lot of time with our group answering questions about the augur buzzard and once again with the otters who are adorable!!! We are HUGE Irwin fans but were unsure of what to expect. This did not disappoint. The gift shop had a nice assortment and everyone was able to find something.
Written July 29, 2023
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Yvonne J
Pembroke Pines, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Great Experience! Would definitely go again! I brought my family here while we were vacationing in Medford. The staff was very nice. Brian (tour guide) was very knowledgeable and great with interacting with the kids (Questions & Answers). The animals look very well taken care of. The grounds are really nice. The gift shop was fun.
Written June 25, 2022
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Sandy W
Ashland, OR12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
My grandson and I had an amazing day at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation Center, a wonderful facility that provides rehabilitation for injured animals and amazing educational experiences for visitors. The wildlife specialists on site gave informative talks throughout the day. I especially appreciated the time volunteer Brian spent with us, answering myriad questions from a very excited 10-year-old boy. We started our day by buying admission tickets and halfway through our adventure went back to the main office and upgraded to become members of this very special facility . Pack a picnic lunch and plan for a fun and worthwhile day with the family—you will be glad you did!
Written October 8, 2022
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Deborah Q
Salem, OR99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
What a pleasure to find this place. Not a ton of animals but all were taken care and not caged like you may think. All the animals had plenty of space and roamed around in the natural setting of southern Oregon landscape. Volunteers were friendly, knowledgeable and available for questions. We spent a lot more time there than we expected to as it was so peaceful and enjoyable. Every half hour they have a different animal talk, they have a member come to an area and talk about the animal, where it came from how it came to this location and answered any questions you may have. Could tell they really cared for the animals in their custody. Long drive out of our way but well worth it (not far from I-5, just 50 miles south of where we were going)
Written April 16, 2021
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Dawna B
Las Cruces, NM80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Tranquil forest setting for these animals to rehabilitate in. My favorite was a tiny weasel named "popcorn"! I had never seen a colorful King Vulture before.
There is a cute gift shop too.
Written August 9, 2020
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CAfoodandwinelover
Tracy, CA220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyed wandering this place for several hours. The animals are well cared for and fairly active. Lots of opportunities to interact with staff and the animals as there are meet and greets every half hour. Great for younger children.
Written May 8, 2021
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RoadRev
Ashland, OR122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
I really am conflicted between 'average' and 'very good.'
I had seen the road sign for this for years... thinking "Wildlife Images" was some sort of naturalist photographic experience. Even when I tell people that is where we went, they are confused by the name as well. We took our 7 year old grandson there.. an hour's drive .. thinking this would be fascinating for a 'city boy.' #1 downer was that a real estate company was having an employee appreciation day... so part of the park was closed off to the other paying customers. #2 was there are no bathrooms anywhere except in the main visitor center... so if you have a 7 year old on the opposite end of the park who has to go (and yes he went before), you have to run all the way back. #3 was there seemed to be a pecking order as to who gets to be up close and personal. We observed a park guide with a bird of prey on their arm and two visitors chatting with her. We assumed we would be able to find entrance to same to get up close and personal. Nope. #3 There really wasn't that much to see. The grounds are beautiful.. but there are just not a lot of anything (as opposed to the Raptor Center in Eugene is truly state of the art). #4 best was the wolves (I had never seen one so close before), and the 2 bear from Alaska. #5 If a guide happens to be around, you find out about the animal's background.. but why not have all that information printed at each site?
Written June 25, 2019
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abbyjourneygirl
Houston, TX37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Love that this place helps wild life recover from injury and then released back into the wild. Our tour guide, Keiley was super friendly and knowledgeable. She made the visit great despite the constant rain. A great variety of animals to view. The animals are kept in areas with limited space, but decent enough. They are treated well. If you are opposed to Zoo's and Zoo's make you sad this is a great alternative. A great place to take kids. Make sure to give them a talk about appropriate behavior around animals ahead of time. There was an overactive kid on our tour with an anti disciplinary parent. Not the tour guide's fault! Highly recommend.
Written March 21, 2017
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2nullies
Grants Pass, OR31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
The staff was unbelievable friendly and knowledgeable. We visited the location with friend who had four kids ranging from 5 to 12. They were looking forward to seeing as many animals as possible. Our guide explained that when the weather warms up the animals will not be active and will sleep and hide in the shade.
If you are going to visit this location make sure and visit when it's in the mid 70s and below.
Written July 27, 2016
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