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Panther Ridge Conservation Center

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Address: 14755 Palm Beach Point Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414-7515
Phone Number:
+1 561-795-8914
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10:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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TOURS OF PANTHER RIDGE ARE REQUIRE RSVP. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

THANKS FOR...

TOURS OF PANTHER RIDGE ARE REQUIRE RSVP. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Tours of Panther Ridge are unlike those of any other facility. You will be personally guided from one exhibit to the next, amid beautifully landscaped enclosures. You will learn about each of our fabulous feline residents. By the end of the tour, you will have not only expanded your knowledge of our various species and the conservation efforts that are trying to save them, but will likely leave with the life stories of your new feline friends imprinted on your heart.

Panther Ridge is not open to the public. Tours are available by appointment only.

Pricing

Pricing for the tours is as follows:

Standard Tour :

This tour is given by our knowledgeable staff and interns. (Minimum of 4 people for this tour)

Adults : $25

Kids (12 and under) : $10

Directors Tour :

This tour is given by the center director, Judy Berens. Judy provides an in-depth view into the lives of the cats and their current status at the center, all while interacting with them. (Minimum of 2 people for this tour)

Adults : $50

Kids (12 and under) : $20

Photographer's Tour :

This tour is given by the center director, Judy Berens. This is a unique opportunity to get close-up photographs of our felines. Judy will not only provide information on the cat's history, but also work with the cats to position them, within their enclosures, for ideal photographic opportunities. All photographs are taken from a safe distance, and shot through chain link fencing.

Photographer Tour : $400.00 (This price includes up to 4 photographers.)

Additional Photographers : $50.00 / Pp

 

Additional Tour Information

All tours are walking tours. Guest will be required to walk along stepping stones and over some slightly uneven terrain. Nothing about the walk is strenuous. All visitors are required to stay at a pre-determined safe distance. At no time will guests interact with any of the cats physically.

Each tour last approximately 2 hours. (The standard tour is approximately 1 hour) Groups of ten or more, please call for special rates.

We accept cash, check, and credit card.

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A conservation center that should not be missed

Judy and her intern will warm you with their love and dedication to the rehabilitation of some of the most beautiful animals in the world. The 2 hour small, intimate tour just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Judy and her intern will warm you with their love and dedication to the rehabilitation of some of the most beautiful animals in the world. The 2 hour small, intimate tour just flew by. These amazing animals were fortunate enough to fall into the hands of Judy and their forever home. Very informative, they welcome questions & I'm sure you'll... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great tour of wildcats for our group of 12! Out in Wellington which is full of surrounding horse ranches and just acres of beautiful land. It is best to reserve in advance - groups usually go out either 11am or 1 pm. It is wise to wear comfortable shoes and bring water - the tour is - 2... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While most of us would agree these majestic creatures belong in the wild, alas that is not always possible. Humans who think they are 'cute', attractions who think they are 'revenue' and zoos who need to find homes for cubs....for all these reasons, the Sanctuary is full. Thank heavens for people like Judy and her staff. They truly love and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called the same morning, and luckily they could accommodate our group of four (our 22-year old son, my 89-year old mother, my wife and I). Two other groups joined us, and it was still a very intimate experience. The tour began with the feeding of a playful cheetah, and seeing such a beautiful animal so close was incredible. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A unique facility. Most impressive is Judy's knowledge of and love for the cats. My son and I took the Director's tour. This was my third visit and each time I have been moved by Judy's compassion and commitment. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic tour with Judy -- wonderful experience, very happy cats which is the most important part

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The sanctuary has 17 big cats - everything from "regular" leopards, a black leopard, snow leopards, cougars, cheetah, a caracal and a whole host of others. They came into Judy's sanctuary after they were abandoned or given away by zoos who could no longer care for them. The place is open by appointment for tours, and I highly recommend it.... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Just off the beaten path is a true treasurer . Panther Ridge is a meticulously maintained sanctuary with a healthy example of nearly each species of rare and endangered cat . Pumas , Cheetahs, Ocelot, etc . The guides are terrific. Very knowledgeable and not too long winded to turn off the teens ,, a more than fair $25 fee... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Panther Ridge Conservation Center is extremely dedicated to the care of the several beautiful and well taken care of exotic cats that reside at this Conservation! It was amazing to see each individual cat up close and appreciate their beauty and hear the background of each one. The staff also share pertinent facts about the cats and made this... More 

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Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Visiting this big cat wild life sanctuary is a must see by all! This conservation center for cats is a hidden gem in South Florida. There are big cats such as cougars, leopards, etc. to the smaller versions like ocelots and caravels. They have two cubs that are a jaguar and cougar that we were able to play with and... More 

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