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On the surface, intentionally setting fires in a park with roughly 1,100 animals may seem unfathomable. Digging deeper, however, it is likely to be of great benefit to both the landscape and wildlife. In late January, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Agriculture Resources Manager Daniel Branham and Senior Grounds Maintenance Technician Trent Sandlin began the process […]

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As Fossil Rim Wildlife Center continues to strive for improvements to its facilities and roads, among other things, its online presence will be following suit in the coming days. The website address will remain fossilrim.org, but the presentation has undergone a full makeover. “Primarily, we wanted to sell tickets online – for admission, booking a […]

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Nicole Brooks is no stranger to traveling, and her winter trip to Texas may very well kick-start her professional career. Brooks was the veterinary preceptee at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center from Jan. 1 until Feb. 10. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Florida and Rhode Island, Brooks has lived in several other states, as well. […]

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Conservation of wildlife requires an understanding of animal social organization. Investigating this for the addra gazelle is particularly important, both because the large numbers of this critically endangered species kept in Texas are a safeguard against extinction and because reintroduction efforts to bolster the vanishing wild populations in Africa will draw from captive stock. When […]

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The rhinoceros is a fascinating animal facing a perilous future, and there is an upcoming opportunity to get a firsthand update from the experts of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. “Winos For Rhinos” is slated for Feb. 16 from 5-8 p.m. at D’Vine Wine in Granbury. Anyone is welcome to the event; in fact, hopefully you […]

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center has a trio of cheetah cubs that were born Nov. 28-29, 2016, and they are doing great while being raised by their mother, “Zola.” “This is Zola’s second litter, but her first chance at motherhood to raise them,” said Jason Ahistus, Fossil Rim carnivore curator. “She is a great mom – […]

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The carnivore department at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is hopeful its most recent breeding pair will contribute to the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program. Fossil Rim acquired a two-year-old male Mexican gray wolf, “Javi,” in early October, 2016. An eight-year-old female, “Francina,” arrived in late November. “Javi was caught in the wild during May of last […]