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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

Shoshoni

Learn About Shoshoni

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 25yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 10-12yrs
  • Length: 3ft
  • Weight: 15-30lbs
  • Height: 2ft (at shoulder)
  • Range in the Wild: North America
  • Habitat in the Wild: Diverse - forests, swamps, deserts, near urban interface
  • Diet: Carnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: reptiles, small mammals, birds
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: donated meats, venison, elk, poultry
    • Gender: Female

Shoshoni was picked up illegally as a kitten in Idaho and transported to Grants Pass where she was brought to Wildlife Images with some injuries. Upon arrival, she was unhealthy, as she was not being fed a properly balanced diet. Because she was so young (approximately 3-4 weeks old) she could have potentially survived in the wild after being raised and taught how to hunt. Sadly, because of someone’s poor decision to take her out of the wild, she was not able to be released because she had come to us from another state entirely. Not knowing her origins, what diseases she could have been exposed to, etc. she was deemed a permanent resident to safeguard our local population of bobcats. Yet another example of what happens when we try to make wildlife into 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.