Research strides can benefit wildlife beyond Fossil Rim.
Our research mission is to conduct and support scientific investigation that will contribute to knowledge about the conservation of nature and human socio-environmental relationships.
Fossil Rim research improves the captive management of endangered species and furthers the conservation of species in their natural habitats. We have many research partners, like Tarleton State University, whose master's students answer questions about pasture vegetation and spinose ear ticks.
Investigators from other institutions make use of our many biological samples to answer questions about cheetah reproduction, black rhino iron overload disorder, and bongo antelope inflammatory markers.
For other projects Fossil Rim is the primary investigator; recently the behavioral effects of GPS collars on scimitar-horned oryx were studied.
Regardless of the role Fossil Rim plays in a given project, research will always be an essential component of our conservation mission.
Within our research network, promising young professionals gain the science skills needed to make a difference. We strive to restore resilient animals to sustainable landscapes.
Dr. jane packard
Visiting researcher at Fossil Rim
areas of research include
Body Condition Scoring
Human Resources Studies
Development of Genetic Markers
notable statistics & accomplishments
On Our Watch
awarded for research completed at Fossil Rim
for which Fossil Rim has been the primary location
involving critically endangered species
for "Dietary iron absorption and role of tannins in southern black rhinos" study
18 for which Fossil Rim contributed samples
33 with Fossil authors
Year of first study conducted at Fossil Rim