Wildlife reserve combats extinction

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas, has over 50 species of native and non-native animals living at the 1,800-acre center.

Photos by William De La Cruz | A giraffe comes in close in hopes of food.

Photos by William De La Cruz | A giraffe comes in close in hopes of food.

Sibling cheetahs lie near a fence at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas.

Sibling cheetahs lie near a fence at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas.

Serena, a 10-year-old Mexican Grey Wolf, looks on at the passing visitors. This species of wolf is now considered endangered, according to Fossil Rim’s website.

Serena, a 10-year-old Mexican Grey Wolf, looks on at the passing visitors. This species of wolf is now considered endangered, according to Fossil Rim’s website.

Sibling cheetahs groom each other on the sanctuary’s grounds.

Fossil Rim is home to these two black rhinos, which are listed as critically endangered.

Fossil Rim is home to these two black rhinos, which are listed as critically endangered.

 Park attendees stop to look at the giraffes roaming the area.

Park attendees stop to look at the giraffes roaming the area.

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