Subscribe to our weekly newsletter

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Guided tours offered daily!

Reservations Highly Recommended

Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Nugget

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: American Badger (Taxidea taxus)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 25 yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 12 yrs
  • Length: 3 ft
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Range in the Wild: Most of North America
  • Habitat in the Wild: Prefers open grassland, prairie, open forest
  • Diet: Omnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: Small rodents, insects and larvae, reptiles, fruits and berries
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: variety of meats, kibble, fruit
    • Gender: Female

Nugget was orphaned in the Spring of 2016 and was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. After some initial rehabilitation she was transferred here to us! After weeks of training to adjust to her new home, she was introduced to her temporary housing behind Cougar Run. Unfortunately she is not currently part of tours, but will be viewable by the public as soon as our new badger habitat in Critter Creek is built. Check back for updates on the project!

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.