Meet the Cougars!

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Some Facts About Cougars Cougars have the largest range of any mammal in the western hemisphere, from Canada all the way to Patagonia, found in all types of habitats: deserts, mountains, jungles, and even cities. Cougars are surviving in U.S. even though there have been attempts to exterminate them. Since [...]
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Meet Helena the Hyena

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Hyenas are hugely misunderstood and are absolutely incredible animals, and they have some amazing abilities. Some Facts About Hyenas Although they appear similar to dogs, they are actually more closely related to cats. Spotted hyenas live together in large groups called clans that may include up to 80 individuals. Females [...]
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The Wolf Hybrids

Friday, April 27th, 2018

We are pleased to introduce you to our wolf hybrids Bleu and Loki! Bleu is a 200 lb Timberwolf hybrid. He arrived in 2014 and came from an abusive situation, but has come a long way since. It took a while for him to warm up to people and trust them, [...]
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The Three Bears of PrideRock

Monday, March 26th, 2018

PrideRock takes care of three American black bears. Rowdy, a male, and Coco and Toro, females, each live independently in their own homes, but are close neighbors. They are pictured below in the order listed above! Rowdy, Coco, and Toro are the first bears to live at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, [...]
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What Do Big Cats Eat?

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

This week we ask ourselves, “What do big cats do as far as their diet goes?”, as we go behind the scenes to see what’s involved. It’s no easy task feeding a big cat, but there’s dedicated hard-working staff and volunteers to help, and the animals are taken care of [...]
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Meet Helena and Diego: How Unwanted Animals End Up At PrideRock

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

By far, private owners surrendering their exotic wild animals, in our case big cats, is the number one cause of animals needing homes in sanctuaries. Often times, the animals are purchased as cute cubs and are not able to be cared for when they grow into powerful and dangerous adults. [...]
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New Year, Big Ambitions

Friday, January 12th, 2018

It's officially 2018 and we hope that everyone had a safe and exciting Holiday Season! This is a time of resolutions and reflections, and we are not immune to the feeling of hope and excitement that is abundant in this time of year. At PrideRock, we take care of over 30 [...]
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Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Even though PrideRock is not open to the public, Christmas cheer can be found all over the sanctuary. Wreathes, bows, signs, and lights have adorned enclosures and trees, and the animals happily watch this all appear. This tradition of decorating is a time of hope and thankfulness at PrideRock. While [...]
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Fall at PrideRock

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Leaves are falling like gentle rain at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, and the Texas heat has lessened to lovely crisp days. Winter is not far away. The animals are very rambunctious and happy about the weather change, and the golden autumn light highlights their already spectacular beauty. Thanksgiving has come and [...]
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In Remembrance of Cleo

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Last week we lost a queen. Cleo, our beloved lioness passed away at the age of 18 during an operation to remove a tumor that had formed on her side. We are shocked, saddened, and will miss her more than words can possibly describe. She was so special, and this [...]
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Forward Motion at PrideRock

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

It is an exciting time out at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge. Animals and employees alike are privy to the feeling that a bountiful amount of progress and improvement is just over the horizon. It’s expansion time at PrideRock Wildlife Refuge, and there is nowhere to go but forward. The bear barn [...]
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Animal Communications Workshop held at PrideRock

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Andrea explains about the animals mind, Chakras, remote healing and wellness basics. According to, Andrea Sobotka, affectionately known as “Critter Doc,” connects with animals on all realms for wellness and understanding. Andrea provides holistic healing, wellness, and a voice between you and your beloved pets. [...]
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