Congratulations to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for earning its fourth consecutive ZAA accreditation
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (FRWC) in Glen Rose, Texas has been an accredited member of ZAA since 2005 and was recently awarded accreditation until 2025. FRWC opened to the public in 1984 and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of species in peril, conducting scientific research, training of professionals, responsible management of natural resources, and public education. FRWC’s 1,800 acres are home to 1,100 animals, most of which roam freely in large pastures in near-natural conditions. FRWC is a conservation breeding facility and its significant breeding programs include Attwater’s prairie chickens, cheetahs, addax, scimitar-horned oryx, American red wolves, Mexican wolves, giraffe, southern white rhinos, and multiple other species. These populations serve as an assurance policy against extinction, and FRWC is also involved in recovery projects in the wild for several of these species.