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Meet Helena the Hyena

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

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

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?

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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What Do Big Cats Eat?

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

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

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

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

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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PrideRock Wildlife Refuge is GFAS Verified!

After years of hard work PrideRock Wildlife Refuge has been GFAS verified! The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) has deemed the PrideRock Wildlife Refuge meets all of the requirements for verification, and is a true sanctuary. To read the press release, click the link below! http://www.sanctuaryfederation.org/gfas/latest-news/priderock-wildlife-refuge-achieves-gfas-verification-status/