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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Calyx

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: White-Nosed Coatimundi (Nasua narica)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 15yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 6-8yrs
  • Length: 3.5-4ft
  • Weight: 5.5-18lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Central America, Northwestern South America, Southwestern United States
  • Habitat in the Wild: wooded areas
    • Diet in the Wild: plant matter, small vertebrates, fruit, human garbage, insects, eggs, lizards, rodents, carrion
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: meat, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, kibble
    • Gender: Female

Calyx was sent to Wildlife Images in search of a permanent home. Originally someone’s pet, Calyx was given to Janda Exotics when her owners could no longer provide care. She didn’t fit in well at their facility because they have many members of their Coatimundi family and she did not get along with the rambunctious babies or the males. Luckily, we had one lonely female Coati, Baby, with a brand new enclosure and room for some friends. We were very excited to provide Calyx a home and Baby a new friend.

Visit Us

11845 Lower River Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97526
P.O. Box 36, Merlin OR 97532

Please make a reservation for your tour as you must be accompanied by a tour guide to visit!

  • Hours: 9AM - 5PM
  • Guided Tours: Every hour on the hour
  • Adults $14 | Seniors $12
  • Children (ages 4-13) $7
  • Children ages 3 and under by donation

Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

In this pursuit we aim to:

  • Involve people to share in our mission.
  • Educate people about the personal benefits of taking care of wildlife and the environment entrusted to our care.
  • Inspire people to make positive changes improving the world for wildlife.

We Need Your Help

With over 80 animal ambassadors, and over 1,000 sick injured and orphaned animals brought to our center each year - every dollar counts. We rely solely on people like yourself to support the work we do.

We receive no State or Federal funding and depend entirely on private funds to carry out our Mission.