EXPERIENCE. LEARN. PROTECT.

Focusing on good stewardship of wildlife for over 30 years.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Donate Cactus To Our Tortoises

Our Children’s Animal Center (CAC) is interested in donations of spineless prickly pear cactus pads and fruits to feed our African spurred tortoises and Texas tortoises. Donated plants must be free of pesticides and herbicides. Donations can be brought to the CAC (1789 CR 2009) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends or call 254.898.4264.

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Come visit our white rhino calf!

The white rhino calf “Jiwe” – born Dec. 4, 2016 – now lives in the White Rhino Yard full-time with the rest of the crash! Jiwe seems to be getting along with all of the adults. Be sure to visit him the next time you come to Fossil Rim!

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As of July 28th we have 11 giraffes!

Our giraffe “Jan Bussey” gave birth to this male calf on July 28, which gives Fossil Rim 11 giraffes now. We also had calves born May 14, March 6 and Jan. 13 in 2017.

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Advice for our two-lane, one-way road

A request for driving on our two-lane, one-way road: if both sides are open, stay to the right. If you want to stop and look at an animal, stop on the right side. If you want to pass, transition from the right side to the left and then head back to the right. Only travel on the left side – or stop on the left side – if we are very busy and the right side is constantly filled beside you.

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Notice for Jeep visitors:

We wanted to point out something that comes up occasionally for visitors with Jeeps. From our Road Rules: Vehicles with “soft doors,” “tube doors” or doors removed, such as Jeeps, will not be allowed to enter the park. It’s a safety issue.

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Fossil Rim places third nationally!

Thanks to a nomination from an “expert” panel and then fan voting, Fossil Rim finished third in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Safari Park! We are so appreciative of the support!

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OUR MISSION

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is dedicated to the conservation of species in peril, conducting scientific research, training of professionals, responsible management of natural resources and public education. Through these activities, we provide a diversity of compelling learning experiences that inspire positive change in the way people think, feel and act towards nature.

HELLO THERE

Meet the animals that call Fossil Rim their home.

GET INVOLVED

Our animals depend on each one of you. Visitors, members, donors, volunteers and corporate sponsors are critical for the continuation of our conservation efforts. Fossil Rim is a nonprofit organization, and we need your help.

We have undertaken the monumental task of saving species by using our vast acreage as a breeding facility. Each time you purchase a ticket, buy a souvenir, enjoy a meal, take a tour, learn something by attending a program or spend the night on the property you are supporting endangered species and our attempts to keep them alive for our great-grandchildren and beyond. We offer our heartfelt thanks for your support; you are an important part of conservation.

WE LIVE & BREATHE CONSERVATION

Many residents of Fossil Rim are endangered species. We help make sure they continue to roam this planet.

CURIOSITY, WONDER, ADVOCACY

We’ve been connecting kids and families to nature for over 30 years, and we’re not slowing down now.

HOW TO GET HERE

Fossil Rim is just three miles southwest of Glen Rose off U.S. 67. We are an easy drive one hour from Ft. Worth, one-and-a-half hours from Dallas and DFW Airport, and about three hours from Austin.

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