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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Draco

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 12-15yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 4-5yrs
  • Length: 9.5-12in
  • Range in the Wild: Northern and Eastern Australia, surrounding islands
  • Habitat in the Wild: old growth trees
    • Diet in the Wild: insects, blossoms, flower nectar, eucalyptus sap, acacia gum
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: vegetables, fruits, protein, vitamins, yogurt, applesauce, dry diet with eucalyptus
    • Gender: Male

Draco joined us almost immediately after we put out a search for sugar gliders needing a permanent home. He came from a college student in Eugene who was moving back to California where it is illegal to have sugar gliders as pets. He has turned out to be a great education ambassador with a message about long-term commitment and awareness of restrictions when deciding to bring an exotic pet into the family.

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.