Monthly Archives: February 2016

APC staff hopes booming leads to population explosion

When the last Attwater’s prairie chicken (APC) census was performed in April 2015, there were believed to be approximately 320 birds on Earth. As the time arrives for the 2016 population assessment of this endangered species, that figure will have risen if Fossil Rim Wildlife Center’s Janet Johnson, avian curator, and Cara Burch, senior animal […]

Vet preceptee gains new insight

As she paves a professional pathway, Jolene Giacinti acquired valuable experience during her month at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. The veterinary preceptee, set to graduate in May from Ontario Veterinary College, arrived at Fossil Rim Jan. 4 and departed Feb. 5. “Fossil Rim was recommended to me at a conference I went to,” Giacinti said. […]

Spring Break Checklist for our guests

Spring Break (March 4-19) marks the busiest time of year at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and for good reason. School is out, the weather is generally beautiful and there will be an abundance of baby animals. There are some important things to know ahead of time, however, to ensure that you have the best experience […]

Learning becomes fun with Fossil Rim camps

Wolf Ridge Nature Camp promises to deliver a howling good time at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, if past feedback is any indication. “I’ve heard that campers plan to come back and they put us on their two or three-year rotation,” said James Morgan, camp manager. “I’ve heard it’s one of the best campouts they’ve ever […]

Caring for Fossil Rim’s gentle giants

There are more than 50 species of animals at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, but perhaps none that loom larger in stature and popularity with visitors than the giraffes. Roaming the 266-acre Game Preserve pasture, there are four adult females, a bull, a neutered male and a female calf. At night, they can be found in the […]