Fences fall at Wildlife Images during winter snow storm

The animal rehabilitation center said that all of the animals were 'safe and secure' in spite of the many fallen trees and limbs.

Posted: Jan 16, 2020 5:38 PM
Updated: Jan 16, 2020 5:43 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center had to close down on Thursday after the heavy snowfall brought by winter storms caused some alpine havoc.

Trees, limbs and branches weighted down by the wet snow came crashing down in areas of the park, damaging some fencing — including around the park's predator area.

"Because of the rural, wooded location several trees and limbs have come down under the weight of the snow," Wildlife Images said. "According to protocol, staff immediately assessed the damage on the 24-acre property starting with the carnivore section of the park."

Wildlife Images said that all animals — both resident Animal Ambassadors and patients — were secure and unharmed. There was damage to perimeter and sectional fencing, in addition to some infrastructure. Clean-up would last through the weekend and the park said that repairs could take a few weeks.

"To ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and animals Wildlife Images will remain closed to the public until further notice," the park said.

Only essential staff will report to work to care for the animals and begin the clean-up process. During this time limited hours for patient intakes will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to noon, but the park will not be open to guests.

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