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Guided tours offered daily!

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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Peanut

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 7-9yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 3-4yrs
  • Length: 1.5ft
  • Weight: 1.5-4.5lbs
  • Range in the Wild: United States Great Plains, Southern Canada, Northern Mexico
  • Habitat in the Wild: grasslands, open prairie, forest, mountain
  • Diet: Carnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: rodents, prairie dogs, small mammals
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: ferret kibble, treats
    • Gender: Female

In 2010, Wildlife Images adopted two new education ambassadors from the Lane Area Ferret Lovers rescue, Peanut and Winston. Both ferrets were adults when they arrived at our facility and not much is known about their past. Sadly, Winston passed away in April 2016.  Often animals that get adopted as pets when they are young turn out to be too high maintenance for their owners. Ferrets are incredible animals with their hilarious antics, playful energy, and curiosity but they can be quite a handful if you are not ready to meet their needs. They also have a distinct musk that permeates the entire household and sometimes people don’t realize what they are signing up for when bringing them home as pets.

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.