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Guided tours offered daily!

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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Eightball

  • Classification: Reptile
  • Species: Ball Python (Python regius)
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 30 yrs
  • Length: 3-4 ft
  • Range in the Wild: Sudan and Uganda, across Central Africa, throughout West Africa to Senegal
  • Habitat in the Wild: Dry areas, grassland to open forests
    • Diet in the Wild: rodents, birds
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: feeder rats
    • Gender: Male

The worst nightmare for someone with a fear of snakes, Eightball was found under a motel bed by the maid next to a larger Burmese python. Both presumed abandoned pets, they were placed in some great homes. The Burmese python went off to the Oregon Zoo and Eightball joined our team of education ambassadors. A shy, gentle snake, Eightball makes a great impression on our guests here at Wildlife Images.

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.