Visit our rhino calves!

Tye Chandler :
Posted March 23, 2018

Our southern white rhino calves “Xena” and “Blake” are living together, alongside their mothers, in the main White Rhino Yard! You can learn more about them on a Safari Tour, which is available daily. You can call for reservations at 254.897.2960 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you take the Gosdin Scenic Drive, the White Rhino Yard will be on your right at the end of the drive.

12 thoughts on “Visit our rhino calves!”

    1. It will be named by one of our donors. I’ll be sure to announce it on our Facebook page whenever it’s set. 🙂

    1. A coworker told me it depends on U.S. Fish & Wildlife guidelines in your area.
      We don’t sell our animals as pets though, so that’s not our area of expertise.

  1. Fossil Rim is a 1,800-acre wildlife preserve that is home to 1,100 rare and endangered animals that roam free in natural habitats. Started in the 19 as a collection of exotic animals, Fossil Rim s focus has evolved into a mission for conservation of endangered animals, some on the brink of extinction. Primary importance is placed on the protection and proliferation of these fragile species; their successful breeding programs mean it s not unusual to see baby animals throughout the preserve.

    1. Hello Courtney, no to rhino feeding or petting. On very special occasions, some people get to pet them. Potentially on an Adventure Tour, but it is pretty expensive. If you’ve seen photos of rhino petting on our social media, it was probably from Dream Day – an event we do for local families who have experienced a recent tragedy.

  2. What constitutes a Dream Day? Petting a baby Rhino has always been my dream & I’m 74 next month. Can’t pay the fees for special petting privileges. Thanks!
    Where can I go to pet one AND a baby elephant & koala??
    Combine elephant & rhino and you get an Elephino!

    1. Hello, Dream Days are only available for children in our local area battling medical adversity. They are selected, as opposed to us taking applications. However, you might be able to check with our Director of Development, Jennifer Smith, and see what your options are. We actually don’t have a baby rhino right now, though. They are all 2+ years old now. Her email is jennifers@fossilrim.org if you want to ask though.

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