Monthly Archives: January 2017

Prescribed burning promotes pasture improvement

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 […]

Winos For Rhinos promises interesting & informative evening

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 […]

Technology helping cheetah cubs thrive

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 – […]

Sights set on Mexican wolf recovery contribution

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 […]

Celebrating Stearns and Muro


Fossil Rim diversifies recycling efforts

Jan. 19, 2017 was National Tin Can Day, and the occasion is more relevant than ever before at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Fossil Rim has been recycling aluminum cans and cardboard for years, but more materials are in play since Caitlin Pyle was hired as recycling and waste conversion coordinator. Beginning in mid-February, Fossil Rim […]

Guided tours update takes effect Feb. 2

We just wanted to update you on some details for our recurring tours, which will apply beginning Feb. 2, 2017. Our Family Tours will be available daily at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. On weekends and holidays, additional times will include 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. and 3 […]