Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Przewalski’s Horse

2014 is the year of the horse. Happy Chinese New Year! In recognition, the Przewalski’s horse has a fascinating history. Fossil Rim is dedicated to the conservation of species in peril and the Przewalski’s horse (or P horse, as we call them) is a part of our story. Formerly extinct in the wild, Przewalski’s horses are an example […]

Animal Capture and Restraint | Boma

One of the most intriguing (and often adrenaline-filled) components of animal care at Fossil Rim is capturing animals. There are many situations in which we need to catch an animal, including annual exams for select species, neonate exams, veterinary procedures and surgeries, and relocating animals for management reasons or to exchange with other zoological facilities. […]

Scimitar-Horned Oryx: The Return to Africa

Scimitar-horned oryx (SHO) were declared extinct in the wild in 2000.  Conservationists, such as Fossil Rim and the Sahara Conservation Fund, are working hard to breed this species and reintroduce SHO into large protected areas in northern Africa.  This species was formerly native to the Sahara Desert and was heavily diminished by overhunting and habitat […]