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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Jack

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Long-Tailed Chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 10-20yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 8-10yrs
  • Length: 9-15in
  • Weight: 1-2lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Andes Mountains in Northern Chile
  • Habitat in the Wild: mountain terrain, 9800 - 16400ft
  • Diet: Omnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: grass, seeds, plants, insects, bird eggs
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: timothy hay, apple wood sticks, chinchilla kibble, dandelion treats
    • Gender: Male

All the way from Alaska, these two wonderful education ambassadors, Jack and Oliver joined our team from a chinchilla rescue. Although a little shy, both boys enjoy gentle visitors and there’s not much they won’t do to get their favorite dandelion treats.

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.