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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

We have surpassed 200 cheetah cubs!

After 34 years of hard work for the cheetah species, Fossil Rim has now produced 201 cubs! On April 11,…

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Fossil Rim Earns Prestigious AZA Accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that Fossil Rim Wildlife Center was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent…

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Fossil Rim’s First Two BFC Kittens Born

The first two kittens in the history of Fossil Rim’s black-footed cat program were born on March 29, 2019 in…

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Two Mexican Wolf Puppies Born

Two endangered Mexican wolf puppies were born on April 9, 2019 in our Intensive Management Area! Two puppies were also…

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Huge Price Drop On Feed Run Tour

Have you ever thought our Feed Run Tour sounded awesome, but the $196 price tag per person just was not…

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Visit our rhino calves!

Our southern white rhino calves “Xena” and “Blake” are living together, alongside their mothers, in the main White Rhino Yard! You…

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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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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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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.

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Meet the animals that call Fossil Rim their home.

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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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