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Panther Ridge Conservation Center

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To provide educational information and tours to inform the public about the growing conservation needs of wild exotic cats. To provide a lifetime home and superior care for abandoned, neglected, or abused exotic felines.

Programs: Provided educational information and tours to the public informing them about the problems associated with captive exotic cats and the growing conservation needs of wild exotic cats. Operated a facility that provides lifetime homes and superior care to 15 previously abandoned, neglected or abused exotic felines.

Community Stories

91 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unforgettable experience that’s both fascinating and educational! Highly recommend!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely wonderful experience visiting this facility. They obviously put in much time and effort to ensure that all their residents are happy, healthy and entertained. The staff is amazing and you can tell by talking with them how much they love the cats and being able to spend time with them - which is reciprocated by the cats to the staff. They want to make sure you learn about each one and from where they came and about how they live, both there and in the wild, which I think is a good thing as education is what can lead to change. I fully enjoyed my time out there and look very much forward to visiting again.

Emory E H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Had the awesome privledge to visit Panther Ridge in Wellington FL! These are some of the finest facilities for the most majestic animals ever! All around grade A+ from teachers to owner of facility to just beautiful felines! I can't wait to go back and learn more!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Panther Ridge as an interspecies communicator. I have seen first hand the loving care these big cats are given. Their glossy coats and loving response to their care givers is proof that they are happy and well provided for. Judy Berens, owner, is dedicated to providing for them on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. She sees them as unique individuals who are deserving of being honored and well served. Their enclosures are immaculate, they have access to climbing, swimming, playing, etc. I consider myself fortunate to have experienced this unique facility.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Panther Ridge is not only a rescue and conservation, but a home and an amazing home at that! The cats that live on property are so obviously well taken care of and loved. I've personally been on multiple tours at this facility and every time I am amazed all over again by the hard work and dedication that goes into caring for these animals. I've never seen a more beautiful and clean environment. Defiantly an amazing experience. Great for all group ages and very reasonably priced!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This facility goes above and beyond in the care they give their animals. It's always very well maintained and you can tell how much the staff loves what they do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Panther Ridge is a lovely facililty that is highly dedicated to the care of their felines. The cats here are given the best care possible and the cleanliness of this facility is immaculate. This facility is a great place to visit with friends, family, etc. for a fun yet informative experience. Guests get an up close view of each of the cats and a personal tour guide to provide information on each of the cats backgrounds and all about the cat species and conservation statuses. I would highly recommend touring Panther Ridge and supporting the work that takes place here.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Panther Ridge Conservation Center is a great place where the cats come first! The staff are friendly, passionate, and knowledgeable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Panther Ridge is an amazing facility to its resident felids. You can definitely tell a great amount of work and care goes into each cats well-being. The scheduled appointments allow for an intimate experience that you wouldn’t necessarily find at other facilities. I would highly recommend paying a visit to Panther Ridge.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome facility. It is clear the animals are well cared for here and quite happy. Very clean and contains lots of enrichment for cats. Great tour and tour guide!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of touring Panther Ridge Conservation Center last week. The grounds are beautiful, and the two-acre enclosure that Charlie the Cheetah has to roam is particularly impressive. The tour was very up-close and informative about the history and unique characteristics of the nineteen exotic cats in Panther Ridge. My tour took place a few weeks after Hurricane Irma, and it was fascinating to learn about the extreme care and concern that the staff exercised to ensure the safety of all the cats throughout the hurricane. The owner, Judy, head-keeper, Sadie, and entire staff of Panther Ridge are obviously dedicated to these cats, and it was truly a great experience to tour such an excellent facility.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the chance to tour Panther Ridge recently and was beyond impressed. The grounds and enclosures were extremely well maintained. It was very clear that the keepers truly enjoy caring for each animal there. Jamie was highly knowledgable about each cat and the bond that she has with the animals was a wonderful thing to witness. I look forward to returning in the future and highly recommend anyone who is ever in the area to stop by for a tour.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Panther Ridge Conservation Center in Wellington Florida is an absolute Gem. Our visit there was truly amazing. The facility, grounds and enclosures are beautifully maintained. The tour lets a person experience the grandeur of these magnificent animals up close. Our tour guide, Jamie, was very charming and presented us with interesting facts an stories about each species we encountered.
It is very obvious when touring Panther Ridge the high quality of love and care the staff provides for it's residents. I encourage everyone to book a tour at Panther Ridge Conservation Center, it is an experience to be treasured.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I did a tour with Jamie. I have to say it was amazing to see all these cats up close and to see the zoo keeper interact with them. She was very knowledgeable about all the cats. You could tell immediately that it wasn't just a job to her. The facility was clean and the animals were very well taken care of. To watch how the cats responded to the staff told you they were all treated so well. I tell everyone about our trip here and recommend it for anyone who has a chance to visit. We will definitely go again the next time we are in Florida.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I had a lovely experience at panther ridge. The cats were so beautiful and well kept - you can tell they are extremely loved by all the staff members! It was amazing to see how clean the enclosures are - everything put away and not one woodchip out of place. The team was knowledgeable about the cats - from their species classification to silly stories of how Meeka still enjoys sucking on thumbs!

Definitely a grand experience and would recommend visiting if in the area.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I recently went on an amazing tour of Panther Ridge Conservation Center in Wellington, Florida. The big cats were beautiful and so well cared for. The enclosures were meticulously kept. The staff was knowledgeable and had great respect for these animals. We learned a lot about the background of each cat and interesting facts about the various breeds. My husband and I debated which was our favorite big cat, Charlie the cheetah or Mateo the jaguar, but realized we were taken with all of them. Thanks to all at Panther Ridge for providing such a fascinating tour. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour at Panther Ridge Conservation Center. The staff is very knowledgeable and the cats are magnificent.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent staff and exceptional cats! You can really see the effort and dedication the employees/ staff put forth in caring for the majestic creatures! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone! Thank you again for an amazing time! Special shoutout to the petite brunette with the most amazing heart and eyes that cares for the cats and their homes! Keep up the excellent work!

1 Roya S.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Me and my family had a great experience at the panther ridge tour! The employees were knowledgeable and the tour was very informative and fascinating. We loved getting close to the panthers in a non zoo setting!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited Panther Ridge at least 15 times over the past 10 years and I must say that it's the most excellent wonderful place that I have EVER been to. It is immaculate! The cats are family and are treated like royalty. If you have the ability to donate ANY amount to Panther Ridge, your funds help to continue the care these animals deserve. Every dollar goes to feed and maintain this rescue. Vet bills are very expensive for these cats and they need all the help that you can give. Please donate today. Judy Behrens is one of the best people I know! She and her volunteers do a remarkable job!