incredible work is happening here

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.

Great things happen

On Our Watch


Professional Training


Environmental Engagement


Advising on Policy

Many species you see here at Fossil Rim have fought their way through droughts, an ice age, the shifting of continents and generations of predation, starvation and disease - only to now face the looming threat of extinction.

To which we say,

Not On Our Watch.

On Our Watch

Herds of sable antelope and gemsbok roam our Texas pastures just as they would in their native African habitats.

The scimitar-horned oryx has returned to its ancestral grasslands in Chad.

The Mexican gray wolf, once thought destined to disappear, lives within our Intensive Management Area.

Land Conservation

To participate effectively in the preservation and conservation of selected wildlife species, natural biological diversity and natural habitat not only on our own land but also, whenever possible, in the natural range of the selected species.