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FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER

FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is on U.S. Highway 67 just southwest of Glen Rose in Somervell County. The 1,800-acre park, which opened in 1987, is operated by the nonprofit organization Earth Promise to manage and breed endangered species, conduct research, and provide education. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoological Association of America, and the Pan-African Association of Zoos and Aquaria. Since 2005 it has also served as the headquarters of the Conservation Centers for Species Survival consortium. In 2017 Fossil Rim had fifty species of exotic animals from Africa, Asia, and South and North America, including giraffes, cheetahs, addaxes, oryxes, rhinoceroses, and red wolves. In 2017 the preserve maintained more than 1,100 animals. Visitors can view the animals on a ten-mile internal roadway or spend "safari" weekends at the park. Facilities include a petting pasture, a nature trail, a picnic area, a gift shop and restaurant, a main lodge for overnight guests, eight bunkhouses, and seven bungalows.

Christopher Long

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Handbook of Texas Online, Christopher Long, "Fossil Rim Wildlife Center," accessed December 13, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gbf01.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on December 1, 2017. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.