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Guided tours offered daily!

Reservations Highly Recommended

Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Geppetto

  • Classification: Bird
  • Species: African Sacred Ibis (Threskiomis aethiopicus)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 20 years
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 10 years
  • Wingspan: 3 ft
  • Weight: 3 lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Northern Africa, SE Iraq and former Egypt, naturalized in Florida
  • Habitat in the Wild: Wetlands, mudflats
    • Diet in the Wild: fish, amphibians, small mammals, bird eggs, young insects
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: moistened dog kibble, fish, mealworms
    • Gender: Female

Pinocchio and Geppetto both court, construct a nest, and lay eggs every spring. They have never produced any young. These birds are “unconfirmed” female because we don’t know which one is laying eggs…or perhaps it’s both of them!

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.