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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

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Just try not to smile: See the cute newborn giraffe at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center - Dallas News
Just try not to smile: See the cute newborn giraffe at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center  Dallas News

The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is seeing spots after one of its giraffes gave birth to a calf. Mother Nettie gave birth to the male calf, her...

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>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>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 ostrich (<i>Struthio camelus</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/texaselephant/">Texaselephant</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Sommervale CO, TX</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>Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Sommervale CO, TX</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/bkloflin/">bkloflin-USA</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Sommervale CO, TX</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/bkloflin/">bkloflin-USA</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Endangered Arabian Oryx, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Sommerville CO, TX</p>
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