PrideRock Wildlife Refuge recently lost two of its big cats between Dec. 14 and Dec. 16. We are all in shock and disbelief but no one suffers more than their mates who now need to deal with their loneliness. Mia was Keisha’s mate, and Jamu was Kashmir’s mate. Please visit the Memorial page. If you would like to submit a comment for the page, write Keisha and Kash will need extra love, attention, toys, treats and comfort food. If you would like to help our animals that have been left behind, please go to our Wildlife Toy Box or Our Wish List page, or contact Media Relations Specialist Robyn Wheeler at (972) 345-8544 or

PrideRock Wildlife Refuge lost its 28 year old mama lioness Dec. 14, 2016. She was the mother of Allie and Ruby. Mia lived with Keisha and they spent many hours together lazing in sun, or on their platform. Keisha has been in her den all day since Mia died. Animals grieve too.

Jamu and Kashmir (left to right) were brothers. They spent many days and night by each others’ side. They sometimes argued, like brothers do, but shared ther lives together. Jamu passed over the rainbow Dec. 16.
He was known as our little “conehead” due to the permanent bump on the top of his head. Kash is now alone at PrideRock and our staff and volunteers will do everything to help him through losing his brother. Jamu was 16 years old.

Golden was one of three Exxon Mobile tigers who arrived at PrideRock in 2004.
Golden died January 10 from unknows causes. She arrived with her sisters, Mia and Kelly, who preceded her in death from cancer. She was probably close to 20 years old.