Monthly Archives: September 2015

Spooktacular Extravaganza creeping up at CAC

Before your kids head out in pursuit of Halloween candy, bring them to the Children’s Animal Center (CAC) at Fossil Rim’s Overlook to see some goat tricks and be treated to a bevy of fun activities. The Fourth Annual Spooktacular Halloween Extravaganza returns to the CAC Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. The event is free, […]

Fossil Rim preps for Painting with a Purpose

When a fundraiser delivers fun, it’s a win-win situation. For the first time, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center will participate in the Painting with a Purpose benefit. Set for Thursday, Oct. 15 from 7-9 p.m. in Granbury (715 Autumn Ridge Dr., Suite 101), at Painting with a Twist studio, the fundraiser is for participants age 18 […]

Ward details fecal exams in battle vs. parasites

For her lone presentation to the staff and interns at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Sept. 15, Kristen Ward, a veterinary preceptee from Oklahoma State University, wanted to cover a topic practical to everyday operations. She delivered an overview of fecal exams and common gastrointestinal parasites in exotic ruminants entitled “What’s in the poop?” “This project […]

Fossil Rim eyes World Rhino Day

With nine rhinos currently at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, it’s no wonder the facility holds World Rhino Day in high regard. Fossil Rim will celebrate the day with an event at the Overlook Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The five existing rhino species will be addressed along with rhino conservation via a […]

Wiedeman details a lot to see at CAC

Located halfway through the Scenic Wildlife Drive at the Overlook, the Children’s Animal Center (CAC) is always free to the public and can be separate from visiting the rest of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center if visitors so desire. “We have visitors from the local community, as well as people who just pass through to check […]

She will be remembered

“Although all (these) animals are special, some quietly – or not so quietly – stand out,” said Kelley Snodgrass, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center chief operating officer. His comment was in reference to a well-known giraffe, Dark Cow. After living the vast majority of her 33 years at Fossil Rim, the park’s oldest giraffe had to […]

Smith elects to represent for rhino

As senior animal care specialist – hoofstock, as well as lead rhino keeper, at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Justin Smith’s professional life centers around the best interest of southern white and southern black rhinos. Even so, Smith saw the opportunity to contribute further. “In June, I attended the International Rhino Keeper Association (IRKA) biannual meeting […]