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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife


Learn About Penelope

  • Classification: Reptile
  • Species: Eastern Blue-Tongued Skink (Tiliqua scincoides)
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 15-20yrs
  • Length: 1.5-2ft
  • Range in the Wild: Eastern Australia
  • Habitat in the Wild: bushlands and suitable suburban habitat
    • Diet in the Wild: small mammals, insects, plants
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: rodents, veggies, fruit, earthworms, mealworms, snails, crickets
    • Gender: Female

Penelope joined our education ambassador team when her previous home could no longer support her. She was passed around to a few different homes before finding permanent residence at Wildlife Images. Unfortunately, some people don’t realize how important it is to have a proper diet and habitat when keeping captive reptiles. Penelope has developed metabolic bone disease due to improper care. This disease makes her incredibly fragile, meaning we do not handle her for encounters. She is a great ambassador because she can teach people how important it is to properly care for reptiles and maybe even help them decide if they can actually make the commitment to such a high maintenance animal.

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.