This past Sunday we visited Fossil Rim, a conservation center located in Glen Rose, Texas that works towards researching and conserving endangered species. They currently house over 1,000 animals over 50 species, and the majority are threatened. This is their mission and philosophy, taken directly from their website: Fossil Rim Conservation
“Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is dedicated to the conservation of species in peril, conducting scientific research, training of professionals, responsible management of natural resources and public education. Through these activities, we provide a diversity of compelling learning experiences that inspire positive change in the way people think, feel and act towards nature.”
“Fossil Rim was founded on the conviction that all creatures have a right to exist; that the natural world has intrinsic value apart from human perceptions and needs; and that this right and this value deserve our deep respect. Modern culture, with its emphasis on economic and technological values, tends to threaten the quality and integrity of nature. Fossil Rim strives to provide a model and stimulus for alternative ways of experiencing and relating to animals and nature as a whole.”
You can find more information on their conservation efforts here: Fossil Rim Animal Conservation.
We had a lot of fun touring the park. There is a lot to see and learn, plus the habitats for the animals are large and they can roam freely. I don’t like going to zoos anymore, especially since becoming more aware of how the animals are kept and mistreated in most zoos. Fossil Rim seems to be taking care of all the animals well, and I admire their conservation efforts.
Here are some pictures from our trip:
We also stopped by J&J’s Pizza in Denton on our way home to enjoy some vegan pizza!
That was our day at Fossil Rim. We had a great day learning about endangered species and exploring the wildlife center.