Panther Ridge Conservation Center
Rating: 5 stars 46 46 reviews 1,943
14755 Palm Beach Point Blvd % Judith Berens Wellington FL 33414 USA
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Great facility. Nice and clean and the cats are well cared for.
Panther Ridge Conservation Center and founder, Judy Berens, are held in high esteem in the Palm Beaches, as well as nationally and internationally for the excellent care provided for abused, neglected , unwanted and endangered big cats. The facilities are custom built and considered to be amongst the finest and most attractive in the world and once you have visited PRCC you will marvel at the cats in their native looking habitats,. Many of the exotic cats require life long medical attention and the veterinary care in this facility is first rate. Panther Ridge is a both an education & research conservation center and relies heavily on contributions. Visiting Panther Ridge to meet the world's most majestic big cats is a thrilling and rewarding experience !
I did an internship with Prcc in spring of 2015. It was the best experience I have ever had. The facility is impeccable. Husbandry standards for the animals go above and beyond. Judy has made true paradise happen in Wellington, Florida. There is not a better non-profit than Panther Ridge.
Panther ridge has spared no expense in providing the most comfortable surroundings for all of it's beautiful animals. It seems more like a luxury hotel for Big Cats. The cats are all beautiful and well cared for and it shows the second you walk into the facility. Judy cares for her animals like they are her children and I just love visiting. If you are into animals and want to support a place that truly takes care of there animals and doesn't abuse them simply for a profit this is the place to visit. If you are passing the west palm, wellington or palm beach county area you must stop by and give this place a visit you won't regret it. You can see Cheetahs, and Jaguars, Cougars, Clouded Leopards, Caracals, and Ocelots from just a few feet away and they are all so tame and come right up to Judy. If you are going to do a tour take the directors tour from Judy herself it's well worth the extra few bucks and you get a better interaction with the animals as they love her so much. Check this place out you wont regret it.
My husband and I visited PRCC in early July 2015 for my 40th birthday. It was the gift of a lifetime. Well... MY lifetime anyways!! I too rescue animals, just of a much smaller stature and I must say that visiting this facility and witnessing first hand the effort that goes into the enrichment and care of these Big Cats is truly amazing. We did the Directors Tour with Judy herself and it was a real treat to get to hear the stories of each of the beauties on site.
To know that there are places like this and people like Judy (& her tiny team) that see the importance of ensuring that generations to come can experience the beauty of nature within the eyes of these wonderful animals... It makes my heart happy... And the world a better place!!
Thank you SO MUCH Judy... For the experience, For the work you do to help those endangered species, For the ambassadorship... For your dedication... Thank you so much!
Panther Ridge is an immaculate and well-run sanctuary. I began volunteering in 2009 and I am still there. The residents receive the best of care and are active and healthy. The enclosures are large and well-landscaped. The animals are give lots of attention and enrichment. It is the best-run sanctuary I have ever volunteered for. I highly recommend a visit if you are in the area!
Panther Ridge Conservation Center is one of the very finest places for all the animals that live on the grounds. They are shown great love and attention to every detail of their care. Each enclosure is well maintained and appropriately sized for the specific Exotic Cat. They are constantly given enrichment to keep them highly stimulated and are given a very Specific Diet - each carefully selected specifically just for them as an individually. The tours at Panther Ridge are definitely unique as you are given personal attention. All of your questions are answered and you are never rushed, it is a nice relaxing pace and ample time is spent with each animal. What a joy to see such a spectacular facility. It is definitely something you and your family members will talk about for years to come!!! I enjoy volunteering at a facility that has the Beautiful Exotics at the very top of the priority for all their needs and care.
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There is nothing that I would change this is a fantastic place to volunteer or visit for a tour!
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I have visited this facility on many occasions and have seen first hand the care and love that these animals receive on a daily basis. The entire grounds are kept with the utmost care inside and outside of the animal enclosures. You can see that each of them are very happy. It is a true blessing to see someone that is genuinely interested in making sure that each individual animal is truly being attended to. You can see that a great amount of time and commitment is given to them with the utmost love and respect for them. They are treated like family not residents. I recommend this place all of the time to everyone I meet. If you want to see love in action. Take a day to tour this place I promise you and your family will enjoy it.
Panther Ridge Conservation Center has been and will continue to be a destination visit for many of our friends who come to Florida from the Northeast. The habitats for the cats are carefully planned and maintained for their comfort. The animals look very healthy and well cared for. The guided tours are extremely informative. I always look forward to introducing visitors to Panther Ridge because it is so rewarding to experience the sanctuary through new eyes.
Panther Ridge is a fantastic place. It is a beautiful sanctuary for big cats that have been abused, confiscated, and even retired from zoos and circuses. Many of the cats suffer from ailments derived from their previous owners. Panther Ridge pledges to care for them until the end. Each of the cats has their own personality and mannerisms. Amos, the black leopard, is a laugh a minute when he runs around his enclosure trying to startle guests. Macho, an ocelot, is a vision of beauty as he sunbathes while lying on a branch of his own personal tree. Charlie cheetah is a beautiful specimen, and his love and admiration for his care giver Judy is a bond that is visual.
Panther Ridge is also a fantastic photo opportunity for photographers to photograph these amazing animals without having to travel to their native lands. Ocelots, Servals, Jaguars, and Clouded Leopards are just some of the species Panther Ridge cares for.