Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch, 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, Texas 76258   940/686-4600

Sharkarosa is open to the public each FRIDAY, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday the park is closed for private events only.  

Didn't get to take that family vacation??

Travel the world with the animals of Sharkarosa.  Schedule a private tour with us today and take your family on an adventure that includes the animals of Madagascar, Africa, Asia, North and South America, China, and Australia to name a few!  Contact our office for details and scheduling.

940/686-4600 or email

*UPDATE: Our hours have changed to 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We are happy to announce that beginning June 12th we will open our gates to the public each FRIDAY, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We are excited to share an additional day with our guests and hope that you will take advantage of it!  Fridays will offer all of the same opportunities that the weekends do to come out and engage with the more that 182 animals that call Sharkarosa home!!! We are still operating under limited services, due to the pandemic.  Check out the details below.

Hope to see you soon!!!


Pony rides:  $5 each

Barrel train rides:  $1 each

Personal encounters:  $100 group (six or less people)

Sharkarosa re-opened it's doors to the public!!   We have resumed our regular open to the public hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday! 

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.  Unfortunately, we will be unable to offer our tram rides - seating is too approximate between guests.


* 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 ( This limits the amount of contact between our staff and our guests. 


* Our staff is equipped with personal protective equipment.  We recommend that our guests also wear masks while in the park, but are not making it mandatory.  


* 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.  

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.  

It's that time of year again!  Time to call and schedule your field trip! We offer two time three hour slots, Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m. We have re-formatted our program so that it includes a full tour of the entire park along with some added petting zoo time!!! We would recommend that you click on the visitors' tab and choose field trip - it will give you all current information regarding our field trips. Give us a call today if you are ready for a wild adventure at Sharkarosa!  Come see our amazing camels, zebras, lemurs, kangaroos, sloths and much more!!!!  Not only will you see our animals up close and personal, but you will also learn a few things you might not already know!   Please call 940-686-4600 or email us and we will get you on the schedule.  Hurry!  We are already getting quite a few requests!!    

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

Weather updates

Please be sure to always check our Facebook page for information regarding the weather and its impact on the ranch.  

All of our updates regarding special hours and early closures will be listed there. 

We do not always have someone available to answer the telephone so our updates will be regularly posted on Facebook.  

While you are there, please be sure to like us!!!  


Open to the Public


9am - 4pm  (no reservation needed)


$12.00 for adults (13+)

$10.00 for kids (3-12)

2 and under are free

Seniors $10.00

$5.00 for parking

Click on the visitors guide button below for information on

Monday -Thursday options:

field trips, private tours, and event rentals.

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