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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

As a boy in Zacatecas, Mexico, Arnulfo Muro began building his skills in the realm of animal care. “I was raised in the country, which was a life of taking care of animals,” he said. “Cows, horses, mules, donkeys and goats – that’s how I learned.” At age 31, he moved to Texas in 1984. […]

As a little girl growing up in Ohio, Mary Jo Stearns could never dream of the impact she would one day have on the animal world. After all, she was an animal care specialist, and later the carnivore curator, at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center from 1989 until 2017. Of the 177 cheetah cubs born at […]

Tim Lloyd may have scored his first paid position in animal care, but that has not slowed down his quest to keep learning as much as possible about the mighty rhinoceros. The native of Harpers Ferry, Iowa was the black rhino intern at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center from Aug. 15, 2016 until Jan. 1 of […]