EXPERIENCE. LEARN. PROTECT.

Focusing on good stewardship of wildlife for over 30 years.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come visit our white rhino calf!

There are some notable occasions in June. Sure, there’s Flag Day, Father’s Day and the first day of summer, but it’s also time for you to come see our white rhino calf on the Scenic Wildlife Drive! Turning six months old on June 4, he is now living beside the white rhino yard with the adult female “M’Bili.” It will be interesting to see how he interacts with the other animal species that live in the Front Pasture and can venture near or even into his area.

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Mother’s Day calf gives us 10 giraffes!

Our giraffe “Snorgie” gave birth on May 14, which gives Fossil Rim 10 giraffes now. We also had calves born March 6 and Jan. 13. In this photo, the giraffe calves are standing (L-R) in order of youngest to oldest.

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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 after your pass is made, head back onto the right side. 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. Also, when passing, please consider there is a strong possibility an animal could walk in front of the other vehicle and right into your way. You may have almost no advance notice, so please pass slowly to avoid animal injury.

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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.

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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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