Wildlife Images New Adventure Themed Expedition Transport
Whimsical Renovated Bus Made Possible By Supporters
GRANTS PASS OR— All aboard! The custom design expedition themed and renovated school bus is fun to view and even more fun to ride. With multiple bears perched on top to encourage passengers that an adventure is in their near future and beautifully embroidered seats and hand painted interior sky the all new Expedition Transport would not have been possible without the support of the community specifically Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, Evergreen Federal, Mock’s Ford –Lincoln -Mazda, Greg’s Upholstery, Siskiyou RV, Les Schwab, Napa Auto Parts, and the Music Shop.
According to Wildlife Images Executive Director David Siddon, people can board the trolley on weekends this summer, the Expedition Transport will begin the adventure to Wildlife Images from the moment they step inside. “We wanted to make the experience of visiting our center begin the moment guests come into contact with us,” Siddon explained. “Visitors to Grants Pass no longer have to drive out to the center: we’ll pick them up and give them an experience like no other and none of this would have been possible without the generous help of our supporters which we will be forever grateful.”
“The Grants Pass community has come together in an effort to provide visitors with an amazing, well-rounded Pacific Northwest experience,” said Siddon. “We’re all committed to becoming a visitor destination that ‘bears’ repeating.”
Wildlife Images was founded by Siddon’s father (David Siddon Sr.) and gained worldwide attention when a bear at the facility became best friends with a cat. Today, the facility rescues and treats nearly 1,000 sick, injured and orphaned animals per year, with the goal to return them to the wild. Those who can’t survive in the wild become residents, also known as Educational Animal Ambassadors. Without funding from the state or federal government, Wildlife Images counts on donations, memberships and tour fees to continue their rehabilitation work for wild animals and teaching the public about stewardship of the natural world.