Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, Texas 76258 940/686-4600
Sharkarosa is open to the public each Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday the park is closed for private events only.
On Saturday, May 2nd, 2020, Sharkarosa will be re-opening it's doors to the public at 10:00 a.m.!! After much planning, and the delivery of the Governor's message on Monday the 27th, we are happy to say our gates will open! We will resume our regular open to the public hours of 10-5 each Saturday and Sunday beginning the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd.
The safety and welfare of our guests and staff is our priority so we are taking the following steps to do just that:
*Social distancing protocols will be observed.
- we will be unable to offer our tram rides - seating is too approximate between guests
- Pony rides and animal encounters will be suspended
- Barrel train ride will not be available due to less than six foot distance seating
* Increased cleanliness in the park: we will be cleaning contact surfaces frequently throughout the day with Triple Two (which has been pre-approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency for use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the Covid-19 outbreak).
* Monitoring and metering guest access to space within the park.
* Plexi-glass shields at our ticket window. We would appreciate our guests purchasing their tickets in advance from our website (www.sharkarosa.com) This limits the amount of contact between our staff and our guests.
* Our staff will be equipped with personal protective equipment. We recommend that our guests also wear masks while in the park.
* Social distancing reminders posted throughout the park
We will be offering additional shows to our regular schedule of presentations throughout the day to include more of our animals and provide more entertainment for you and your family.
We recommend that you pack a picnic lunch for you and your family to enjoy in our courtyard picnic area. As stated above, we will not have our snack bar open at this time.
We look forward to having you back out to the park to enjoy the fresh air, the wonderful wildlife and to make some positive memories during this unprecedented time.
Thank you to all who participated in our Save the Ranch T-shirt fundraiser!!
We appreciate all of your purchases and donations!
The park has re-opened and we are so grateful for those of you who are coming out to see the animals!
If you aren't quite ready to venture out - stay tuned to our social media outlets to stay in touch!!!
Check out our new employment opportunity. Click on the Opportunity tab above!
Donations for the animals of Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch
Please visit our Donate page, under the third tab above, where we have posted a list of items that our sweet animals could sure use! It's a simple list of items used everyday by our zookeepers and that you might have at home. Before you put them in the trash, or in a garage sale, think about donating them to us!!!
With Regard to Groupon From our COO/Director of Operations:
To our guests, both old and new:
Recently, we had someone threaten to give us a bad review because they didn't understand our Groupon Policy. Our Groupon policy is a contract with Groupon and, simply put, states that you can not use a Groupon the same day you purchase it for Sharkarosa.
This policy is reiterated on all of our social media, our website, our front gate and our ticket window. Primarily it is on the Groupon site listed in the fine print which should be read prior to purchase.
We appreciate your continued support of the ranch. Please understand our staff is simply doing their jobs and following the protocol set up with Groupon.
With humble gratitude-
Nancy J. Gorman,
Director of Operations/Chief Operating Officer
GUESS WHAT????? We are now accepting applications for our volunteer positions. Please be sure to click on the "Opportunities" tab above and choose Volunteer.
We are now taking applications for our 2020-21 Program
Part time (32+ hrs/wk) & Full time (40+ hrs/wk) available.
On-site (live on) & Off-site positions available.
We offer a unique opportunity to gain experience and work hands-on with our exotics here at Sharkarosa. It's an incredible program and is a great addition to your resume for experience or course of study requirement. This is an Educational Internship offered at no cost to you for the twelve week (3 month) course. Apply here!!
12 week minimum, with extensions possible.
Start/End dates are slightly flexible.
"What I like most about working here is working with the animals everyday. You learn so much about all of the animals and you get to see each animal's unique personality." - Cass
"What I like most about working here is getting hands on experience I can't get anywhere else. Once you learn the ropes you aren't treated like a typical "intern" doing the busy work. THis has been an amazing learning experience!" - Courtney
HOURS of OPERATION
Open to the Public
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS ONLY
10am - 5pm (no reservation needed)
Our last tram and presentation are at 4:00 p.m.
$12.00 for adults (13+)
$10.00 for kids (3-12)
2 and under are free
$5.00 for parking
Click on the visitors guide button below for information on
Monday -Friday options:
field trips, private tours, and event rentals.
© 2016 Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch. No animals were harmed in the making of this site.