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Guided tours offered daily!

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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Kimmie

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 10-15yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 2-5yrs
  • Length: 1.5-3ft
  • Weight: 7oz-14lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Southern Canada, most of United States, Northern Mexico
  • Habitat in the Wild: generalist, anywhere with logs, rocks or places to burrow, generally under 5000ft elevation
  • Diet: Omnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: small mammals, nesting birds, amphibians, insects, fish, mollusks, crayfish, berries, buds, fruit, corn, nuts, leaves, grain, grass, eggs, mushrooms, carrion
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: donated meats, poultry, red meat, vegetables, fruit, kibble, insects
    • Gender: Female

Kimmie came to our facility from a sanctuary that takes in exotic animals in need of a home. Unfortunately, with exotics becoming more and more popular in the pet trade, they were getting in more animals than they could provide care for. Kimmie needed a new home so she came to live at our facility. She was obese on arrival and is currently on a diet and exercise program to get down to a healthy weight. Skunks are notorious overeaters and then can quickly become obese without a carefully managed and properly balanced diet.

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.