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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 3,000-acre park, which opened in 1986, is operated by the nonprofit Fossil Rim Foundation to manage and breed endangered species, conduct research, and provide education. It is an accredited member of the American Association of Zoological Parks. Fossil Rim has thirty species of exotic animals from Africa, Asia, and South and North America, including giraffes, cheetahs, addaxes, and red wolves. In 1990 the preserve maintained more than 1,000 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, and six tent-like bungalows.

Christopher Long

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Christopher Long, "FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gbf01), accessed February 08, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.