Wildlife Images is in between its Wild Winter Wonderland weekends, but Mother Nature helped out this week, giving us a natural winter wonderland with a nice, fresh blanket of snow on Monday and another on Wednesday.
While Grants Pass received primarily rain with the storm on Monday, Wildlife Images — 11 miles to the west — had a much different experience. The rain turned to snow around 8 a.m. and continued off and on as a mix throughout the day. More than an inch of snow accumulated even after melting some due to the occasional rain mixed into the schedule. We closed to guests for the day, as staff prepared for possible power outages and ensured the welfare of our animals. Wildlife Images reopened to the public on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, we were closed again with several inches of snow dumping on campus. Winter Wonderland, indeed.
Most of our animal ambassadors snuggled in their warm dens, though some were right at home outside in the weather. We appreciate everyone having patience with us as we restored the park to its regular working order.
Don’t forget, our Wild Winter Wonderland celebration continues this weekend, with both Santa and the Grinch out and about from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.