Wildlife Images offers free admission to federal employees

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneDefiance the bald eagle at Wildlife Images.

Starting Friday, Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center west of Grants Pass is offering free admission to federal employees in recognition of the "difficult spot federal employees and federal contractors find themselves in during the partial government shutdown," read an announcement posted to their Facebook page.

The complimentary admission will continue throughout the government shutdown, and extends to all federal employees, contractors, and their spouses and children. Proof of employment must be shown at check-in to receive free admission.

Wildlife Images is a private non-profit that has been in operation for more than thirty years in Josephine County. They provide care and shelter for for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife native to the Pacific Northwest. The animals, dubbed "Animal Ambassadors," also serve as a learning opportunity for the surrounding community to "experience wildlife first-hand." They offer guided tours and other educational programming to the public.

During the winter, Wildlife Images is open to visitors Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the park closing at 3 p.m.

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