Summer at Sharkarosa

By Mandi Dietz

While the fuss of Netflix favorite, Tiger King, and its focus, G. W. Zoo of Oklahoma, draws much attention, not far, south on Interstate 35 and east of Lake Ray Roberts, the Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch in Pilot Point, Texas, offers its own unique experience.

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., guests can visit a 126- acre educational park with 182 resident animals, great and small, ranging from dromedary camels, Grant’s zebras, a variety of lemurs, wallabies, kangaroos, macaws, African crested porcupines, American black bears, binturongs, a Royal Tibetan Yak, two-toed sloths and more. Plus, there are reptile presentations and a petting zoo with Alpaca, miniature cows, horses, goats, and sheep.

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