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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

Yak

Learn About Yak

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Grizzly Bear (Ursus horribilis)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 40-50yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 25yrs
  • Length: 6-7ft
  • Weight: 800-1200lbs
  • Height: 3.5ft (at shoulder)
  • Range in the Wild: Alaska, Canada, less than 1000 live in continental US
  • Habitat in the Wild: mountainous regions, tundra, alpine meadows, coastline
  • Diet: Omnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: small mammals, large game, salmon, vegetation, berries, nuts, roots
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: donated meats, fish, vegetables, fruit, kibble
    • Gender: Female
    • Birth: 1991

Kodi and Yak are siblings that were orphaned near Soldotna, Alaska in 1991. It was suspected that a territorial male had killed their mother. When placed at our facility we started the process of rehabilitation, keeping them away from people so they would not imprint. Once they were old enough to be released, Alaska was contacted but the release was denied. Alaska Department of Fish and Game may have had administrative changes that lead them to deny the release request or it could have been a miscommunication, either way, they have been able to make a great impact with many people here at Wildlife Images.

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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.