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Fossil Rim hosts summer camp - Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Fossil Rim hosts summer camp  Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center hosted a camp this week called "What Does the Doc Say?" Education Coordinator Mark Phillips is pictured teaching the children.

One Tank Trip: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center In Glen Rose - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
One Tank Trip: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center In Glen Rose  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

GLEN ROSE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Less than an hour from the DFW Metroplex is a unique destination that makes many guests feel like they are no longer in ...

Lone Star Adventure: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center - FOX 4 News
Lone Star Adventure: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center  FOX 4 News

There's a baby boom at a North Texas wildlife park that's having a big impact in efforts to save endangered species - both here and on the other side of the globe ...

You Can Go On A Night Safari Tour For A Limited Time In North Texas - Narcity
You Can Go On A Night Safari Tour For A Limited Time In North Texas  Narcity

Going on a local safari can be tons of fun and much cheaper than going to the actual Savanna. But what if you could experience all that at night when the ...

Meet Blake! Fossil Rim Welcomes Second Rhino Calf Of 2018 - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Meet Blake! Fossil Rim Welcomes Second Rhino Calf Of 2018  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

GLEN ROSE (CBSDFW.COM) – Fossil Rim Wildlife Center announced the birth of its second rhino calf of 2018, and he's a real cutie. The male white rhino was ...

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<p>An addax (Addax nasomaculatus). stands roadside in The Fossil Rim Wildlife Park near Glenrose, Texas. There are less than 100 addax in the wild. Formerly ranging over the entire Sahara Desert of Africa, four-wheel drive access to the desert and hunting with modern weapons has nearly eradicated the species. Other contributing factors are prolonged droughts and regional wars. They are now restricted to isolated populations in Niger, Chad and Mauritania, as they suffer from poaching.<br />
In the mid-1980s, captive-bred addax from the Hanover Zoo in Germany were reintroduced to a park in Tunisia. Being a founding member of the SSP (Species Survival Plan) for addax, Fossil Rim contributed animals in 2007 to the release program and completed extensive behavioral and DNA research projects that should benefit both captive and wild addax.<br />
Fossil Rim had produced more than 700 addax as of 2019. Adults are easily spotted in the pasture by their corkscrew horns and characteristic dark toupees.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>An Addax (Addax nasomaculatus) approaches a  passing car at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glenrose, Texas. There are less than 100 addax in the wild. Formerly ranging over the entire Sahara Desert of Africa, four-wheel drive access to the desert and hunting with modern weapons has nearly eradicated the species. Other contributing factors are prolonged droughts and regional wars. They are now restricted to isolated populations in Niger, Chad and Mauritania, as they suffer from poaching.<br />
In the mid-1980s, captive-bred addax from the Hanover Zoo in Germany were reintroduced to a park in Tunisia. Being a founding member of the SSP (Species Survival Plan) for addax, Fossil Rim contributed animals in 2007 to the release program and completed extensive behavioral and DNA research projects that should benefit both captive and wild addax.<br />
Fossil Rim had produced more than 700 addax as of 2019. Adults are easily spotted in the pasture by their corkscrew horns and characteristic dark toupees.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Addax (Addax nasomaculatus). in  their winter coats,  wait to beg food pellets from passing cars at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glenrose, Texas. There are less than 100 addax in the wild. Formerly ranging over the entire Sahara Desert of Africa, four-wheel drive access to the desert and hunting with modern weapons has nearly eradicated the species. Other contributing factors are prolonged droughts and regional wars. They are now restricted to isolated populations in Niger, Chad and Mauritania, as they suffer from poaching.<br />
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In the mid-1980s, captive-bred addax from the Hanover Zoo in Germany were reintroduced to a park in Tunisia. Being a founding member of the SSP (Species Survival Plan) for addax, Fossil Rim contributed animals in 2007 to the release program and completed extensive behavioral and DNA research projects that should benefit both captive and wild addax.<br />
Fossil Rim had produced more than 700 addax as of 2019. Adults are easily spotted in the pasture by their corkscrew horns and characteristic dark toupees.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A male blackbuck (<i>Antilope cervicapra</i>) grazes at the Fossil Rim Wildlife center near Glen Rose, Texas. Once abundant, blackbuck antelope are now very rare in the wild outside of game preserves in India. Hunting for meat and trophies, as well as habitat destruction, has severely reduced the numbers of wild blackbuck.<br />
One of the few antelope which exhibits pronounced sexual dimorphism, males and females are readily distinguishable. Only males have ridged, spiral horns that can grow to more than 29 inches. All young are born tan, but males gradually darken to deep brown or black with age. Females remain a light tan with white markings and bellies.<br />
Dominant males command a territory of 3-40 acres that includes a harem of females and young.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A herd of  scimitar-horned oryx (<i>Oryx dammah</i>) graze in The Fossil Rim Wildlife Preserve near Glenrose Texas. These animals became extinct in the wild in the late 1980. Thanks to the Environmental Agency – Abu Dhabi and Sahara Conservation Fund, since 2016, these animals are  once again roaming the grasslands of Chad.. Animals from captive populations worldwide, including Fossil Rim, are forming a World Herd in Abu Dhabi, from which release animals are drawn.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A male blackbuck (<i>Antilope cervicapra</i>) grazes at the Fossil Rim Wildlife center near Glen Rose, Texas. Once abundant, blackbuck antelope are now very rare in the wild outside of game preserves in India. Hunting for meat and trophies, as well as habitat destruction, has severely reduced the numbers of wild blackbuck.<br />
One of the few antelope which exhibits pronounced sexual dimorphism, males and females are readily distinguishable. Only males have ridged, spiral horns that can grow to more than 29 inches. All young are born tan, but males gradually darken to deep brown or black with age. Females remain a light tan with white markings and bellies.<br />
Dominant males command a territory of 3-40 acres that includes a harem of females and young.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p><i>Hippotragus equinus</i> or Roan rests under a tree at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glenrose Texas. The roan is the fourth-largest antelopes in Africa, and are usually active in the morning, late afternoon and evening. . They are selective grazers on perennial grasses. The herds will concentrate near water during the dry season.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>It always amazing to me how many shades of green one can find in nature and that is evident on this spring hillside at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose, Texas.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Male blackbucks (<i>Antilope cervicapra</i>) graze at the Fossil Rim Wildlife center near Glen Rose, Texas. Once abundant, blackbuck antelope are now very rare in the wild outside of game preserves in India. Hunting for meat and trophies, as well as habitat destruction, has severely reduced the numbers of wild blackbuck. Fossils Rim in the US is a center for threatened and endangered wildlife.<br />
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Blackbuck is one of the few antelope species which exhibits pronounced sexual dimorphism. Males and females are readily distinguishable. Only males have ridged, spiral horns that can grow to more than 29 inches. All young are born tan, but males gradually darken to deep brown or black with age. Females remain a light tan with white markings and bellies.<br />
Dominant males command a territory of 3-40 acres that includes a harem of females and young.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wyojones/48053032072/" title="A Male Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48053032072_3cea21025e_m.jpg" width="240" height="170" alt="A Male Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)" /></a></p>

<p>A male blackbuck (<i>Antilope cervicapra</i>) grazes at the Fossil Rim Wildlife center near Glen Rose, Texas. Once abundant, blackbuck antelope are now very rare in the wild outside of game preserves in India. Hunting for meat and trophies, as well as habitat destruction, has severely reduced the numbers of wild blackbuck.<br />
One of the few antelope which exhibits pronounced sexual dimorphism, males and females are readily distinguishable. Only males have ridged, spiral horns that can grow to more than 29 inches. All young are born tan, but males gradually darken to deep brown or black with age. Females remain a light tan with white markings and bellies.<br />
Dominant males command a territory of 3-40 acres that includes a harem of females and young.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Aoudads (<i>Ammotragus lervia</i>), also known as Barbary sheep, are the only wild sheep in Africa. At the Fossils Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose Texas we encountered a group of them along the road at the top of the Rim.  They are native to North Africa, Morocco and Western Sahara to Egypt and Sudan.<br />
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The aoudad has a fringe of long, soft hair hanging from its throat and forequarters, as well as semicircular horns that curve outward, back and then inward over the neck. Both fringe and horns are more pronounced in the male. Its eyes could be considered its most remarkable feature with horizontal pupils surrounded by brilliant yellow irises as seen in the photo.<br />
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Reference: <a href="https://fossilrim.org/animals/aoudad/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">fossilrim.org/animals/aoudad/</a></p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A Hartmann Mountain Zebra (<i>Equus zebra hartmannae</i>) walks across a grassy valley in the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose, Texas. These zebras are native to the arid mountain ranges paralleling the coast from southern Angola to the Transvaal of Africa.<br />
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One of the most significant differences between mountain zebras and the plains species is that plains zebras have 44 chromosomes and the mountain zebras have 32. This is fascinating considering all zebra species, with relatively small exceptions, look and behave in very similar fashion.<br />
The primary visual difference between Hartmann’s and other zebras is the small dewlap under their chins. This species also has some physical characteristics present in the Grevy’s zebra (no belly stripes) and plains zebra (wide stripes).<br />
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<p>Three Hartmann Mountain Zebras  (<i>Equus zebra hartmannae</i>) graze in a grassy valley in the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose, Texas. These zebras are native to the arid mountain ranges paralleling the coast from southern Angola to the Transvaal of Africa.<br />
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<p>A giraffe (<i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i>) stands by the roadside in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose Texas.<br />
Giraffes walk at a leisurely pace unless disturbed. They walk with both legs on a side moving almost in tandem rather than the diagonal gait of most quadrupeds. This technique keeps its long stilt-like legs from getting entangled with one another. However when they gallop (up to 35 mph), they transfer their feet like rabbits with their hind legs moving at the same time outside of and beyond the two front legs, all the while pumping their necks to maintain speed and balance.<br />
Giraffe fight by charging and swinging their heads at each other as hard as they can. Although violent, these fights do not result in injury because the males’ six-inch “horns” are blunt and covered with skin, while the skin on their necks can be an inch thick.<br />
Their brains are well protected by thick skulls and extensively pocketed with sinuses. However, the skin on their legs is quite thin and it tears easily. Giraffes defend themselves from predators with a powerful kick using the front or hind legs.<br />
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Reference: <a href="https://fossilrim.org/animals/giraffe/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">fossilrim.org/animals/giraffe/</a></p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A a giraffe (<i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i>) walks by our car at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center nearThey are the tallest living land mammals and are extraordinary animals. Atop their heads are bony knobs, or ossicones, which from birth are cartilage covered with skin and hair. The female has only two, while some bulls have three. The coat pattern helps protect giraffes by making them hard to see when they stand in the shade of trees. Their patterns are as individual as human fingerprints. Giraffes can close their nostrils completely to keep out sand and dust.<br />
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<p>A giraffe (<i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i>) looks down into our car hoping we have feed pellets. For a fee, the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center provides healthy food pellets to feed some species. <br />
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Giraffes’ necks contain seven vertebrae like a human neck. Still, for all its length, a giraffe’s neck is too short to reach the ground. As a result, they have to spread their legs precariously or kneel down on padded knees, which are actually wrists, to take a drink. Their ability to get that drink and then jerk their heads up to scout for predators without fainting is the result of an awesome circulatory system that has been studied by NASA as a key to preventing blackouts at high altitudes. The complex system of vessels prohibits too much blood flow to the brain when the head is lowered, yet doesn’t allow the blood to accumulate in the feet.<br />
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<p>A little girl points up at a giraffe (<i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i>) through the sun roof of the car during her families visit to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose Texas. Giraffes are native to Northeast Keyna. They are the tallest living land mammals, and although it looks like their hind legs are shorter, all four legs are almost the same length. The scientific name “camelopardalis” originated from an early explorer who thought the giraffe resembled a cross between a camel and a leopard.  <br />
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<p>An emu (<i>Dromaius novaehollandiae</i>) approachs  our car at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose Texas. They are kind of scary looking closeup.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/wyojones/">wyojones</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>A cheetah (<i>Acinonyx jubatus</i>) rests in the shade of the large cheetah habitat at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose Texas. <br />
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Fossil Rim has played an important role in the conservation of cheetahs since 1986 when the first litter of babies was born. As of 2018, more than 195 cubs have been born in their Cheetah Breeding Program. Breeding success has been historically difficult in the captive population.<br />
Fossil Rim has diligently worked to provide a comfortable, stimulating living environment, multiple mate choices (especially important for cheetah females), a varied diet, large enclosures and the least amount of stress possible. Fossil Rim has two cheetah areas that combined can house about 25 cats. This photo was taken on the edge of one of those enclosures.<br />
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<p>Aoudads (<i>Ammotragus lervia</i>), also known as Barbary sheep, are the only wild sheep in Africa. At the Fossils Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose Texas we encountered a group of them along the road at the top of the Rim.  They are native to North Africa, Morocco and Western Sahara to Egypt and Sudan.<br />
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The aoudad has a fringe of long, soft hair hanging from its throat and forequarters, as well as semicircular horns that curve outward, back and then inward over the neck. Both fringe and horns are more pronounced in the male. Its eyes could be considered its most remarkable feature with horizontal pupils surrounded by brilliant yellow irises as seen in the photo.<br />
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Reference: <a href="https://fossilrim.org/animals/aoudad/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">fossilrim.org/animals/aoudad/</a></p>
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