About Us

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 with Nature.


Have you ever wondered how Fossil Rim Wildlife Center came to be, or how we have changed and grown over the last 30-plus years? Our history is an interesting story of one man’s passion, a couple’s call to conservation and the sustaining efforts of many dedicated people whose love for animals brought them to a small Central Texas town to fight on the behalf of endangered animals.


Who is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term vision for Fossil Rim? Our operations are managed by senior directors and executives, as well as overseen by a board of directors whose members are from around the country.


Fossil Rim is the first facility of its kind to have been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center participates in a worldwide network of wildlife conservation organizations working to restore the delicate balance between people, animals and the environment. Fossil Rim represents more than 1,100 animals, including 50-plus species of native and non-native animals living peacefully at the 1,800-acre park.