One Tank Trip: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center In Glen Rose

One Tank Trip: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center In Glen Rose


THERE IS A UNIQUE DESTINATION A SHORT DRIVE FROM DFW THAT MAKES MANY GUESTS FEEL LIKE THEY ARE NO LONGER IN TEXAS. MADISON SAYWER HAS THIS WEEK’S ONE TANK TRIP. A GUY STOPPED ME AND SAID I FEEL LIKE I’M IN AFRICA. THIS IS SO COOL. THERE WAS A GIRAFFE WALKING ACROSS THE PASTURE. Reporter: THIS TRIP TO THE AFTER CAN SAVANNAH IS MUCH CLOSER TO HOME. ONE HOUR SOUTHWEST OF FORT WORTH SITS MORE THAN 1400 ACRES OF HILLS, PASTURES AND FORESTS, HOME TO MORE THAN A THOUSAND ANIMALS. PEOPLE THAT CAN’T GET TO AFRICA, THIS IS THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO GO ON A SAFARI. Reporter: MOLLY AND REBECCA WORK AT FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER. YOU CAN RIDE ALONG WITH THEM ON ONE OF THEIR MORNING FEED RUNS. ON A TYPICAL TOUR IN YOUR OWN VEHICLE, YOU MAY NOT SEE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE ANIMALS. WHEN YOU ARE IN A FEED TRUCK WITH PEOPLE THEY ARE USED TO, THEY ARE WAY MORE WILLING. EVERYTHING IS ON THEIR TERMS. Reporter: GETTING YOU WITHIN FEET OF ALMOST EVERY ANIMAL AT THE PARK. YOU CONNECT WITH THEM AND UNDERSTAND WHY WE ARE SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THESE ANIMALS AND CONSERVATION WHEN YOU GET TO SPEAK WITH THE PEOPLE THAT CARE FOR THEM. YOU DO IT EVERY DAY. YES. EVERY DAY. WE CAN TELL INDIVIDUALS APART AND GIVE YOU BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON WHO IS WHO AND WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE INDIVIDUALS. THERE ARE SOME THAT FOLLOW US. SOMETIMES SHE’LL RUN TO EVERY FEED STATION. Reporter: THE MOST POPULAR STOP ON THE FEED RUN. 30 MINUTES OF MY MORNING IS FEEDING THESE GUYS. THEY KNOW THIS ROUTINE. IT IS THE SAME THING EVERY SINGLE MORNING. Reporter: MUCH MORE LIKELY TO TAKE FOOD OUT OF YOUR HAND WHEN YOU ARE STANDING NEXT TO THE PERSON WHO FEEDS THEM EVERY MORNING. USUALLY A LOT OF SQUEALING. EVERYTHING IS REALLY EXCITED AND HAPPY AND VERY, VERY TOUCHED. Reporter: IT IS AN EXPERIENCE NO ONE HERE TAKES FOR GRANTED.

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