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“A "Must See" experience near Grants Pass.”

Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center
Ranked #1 of 37 things to do in Grants Pass
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed February 20, 2013

One of the most interesting "zoo" experience I've ever had. This is a wild animal and bird reserve for injured or abandoned wild animals, most of which are from the Northwest. Some of them were abandoned cubs or injured birds (e.g,,eagles, bears, wildcats, wolves). Groups of ten or less are given an hour tour by one of their Guides through the maze of fenced areas in which the animals are close to you but secure. The Guides tell you the background of each animal, and other information about them. There is a fee for the tours and you need to make a reservation. It's about five miles west of I-5.

1  Thank Tom O
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

I've been here a few times. It is a good place to bring out of town visitors, young or old. The guided tours are educational and good way to learn about Oregon wildlife. You get pretty close to the animals who, it is obvious, are well cared for with clean pens and fresh water. Also obvious if the affection of the guides and others on staff for the animals.

For the tour, you need to be able to walk on slightly hilly, uneven terrain - may be a problem for less secure walkers. I think they have a cart now. The total walking distance is not that far. The tour takes maybe an hour, hour and half. Be sure to visit the gift shop.

1  Thank Razzcal
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Dave Siddons & his staff do wonderful work. You can tell they pour their hearts & souls into caring for these animals. Their tours are informative & give us a chance to learn more about the work they do @ the facility.

Thank Janjan2440
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Wonderful experience. Great animals, all rescued. Admission price goes toward food. Great volunteers, caring and knowledgable.

1  Thank Christine G
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

We went on a Sunday and were the only two people in the tour. It was AWESOME! It was our own private education. We asked tons of questions, the guide (oh how I wish I could remember her name) was passionate and funny. She showed us photos of when the 'display" animals were brought in and great stories of how goofy the animals, and the people who bring them in are.
The rehabilitating animals are not out so they do not get used to humans and the animals out for education are quite used to being seen. Some of them are quite the little divas (the River Otter and Bald Eagle) and others are petulant (owl). I am not anthromorphizing the animals- I just can't figure out how to explain them without using human characteristics)

My favorite was the Black Bear that was chained outside of a store in Palermo Italy. She was saved and sent to Wildlife Images to live out her days. She was the only bear that hiuddy. On this day all the other bears were hibernating, and she was lolling out in the enclosure trying to get a bunch of grapes.

I would love to go back someday. It was an amazing day.

Thank Piercedlibrarian
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