Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bowden investigates Arabian oryx behavior

After years of study in the classroom, Codyrose Bowden applied what she’d learned in a practical setting – the Game Preserve at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. A 2014 graduate of Auburn University, the zoology major and art minor arrived at Fossil Rim in January as a hoofstock intern. Previously employed at a zoo and then […]

Prairie chicken program provides hope

The outlook for the Attwater’s prairie chicken (APC) has been tenuous since it was first listed as endangered in 1967, but in 1992 – in a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Fossil Rim Wildlife Center took action in an attempt to help stave off extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

Family’s generosity paves way for “Biodiversity Bandwagon”

Dan Peters and his family have been enjoying all that Fossil Rim Wildlife Center has to offer for years, but in 2014 they gave back in a big way. Peters donated a 1997 Ford Expedition after seeing a newsletter email from Fossil Rim requesting pickup truck donations. “I responded to the email, saying I had an […]

Donation impact peaks on North Texas Giving Day

There’s never a bad time to support Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in its dedication to the conservation of species in peril, but there is one great day to lend a hand. Sept. 17 is North Texas Giving Day 2015, and an advocate’s donation dollars will literally never go further than if they are committed from […]

Safe sedation emphasized at Fossil Rim

With animal health and safety always a top priority at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, staff members focus on a well-executed plan of action. On the morning of Aug. 12, members of Animal Care and Animal Health joined forces to conduct field immobilization and transport of two one-year-old Hartmann’s mountain zebras from the 260-acre Game Preserve […]

Fossil Rim’s Morgan details African expedition

For James Morgan, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center camp manager, being in the midst of exotic wildlife is a common occurrence. As he discovered, however, seeing such creatures roaming their native habitat in person is a different animal altogether. In June, Morgan represented Fossil Rim during a 26-day trip to Africa. Along with four professors and […]