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Get to know us, come to see Panther Ridge Conservation Center

Enjoy the recent feature spread in the new Better Living magazine.

A note to news media members: As you can see from the links on this page, Panther Ridge is not here for commercial exploitation of rare and endangered cats but a life-saving educational space. Our mission is charitable, as opposed to animal-based amusement areas that exist more for the tourists than the cats. In fact, we have rescued cats from poor treatment from such areas and they thrive in our environment after necessary TLC.

News media coverage offers:

  • A way to reach potential visitors among your audience who will come and share appreciation for our cats and our dedication, and broaden their stay in Palm Beach County, Florida with an enriching family experience.
  • Perhaps be moved to donate to help sustain us. We are a low-overhead 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission that literally eats revenue; we insist on the highest quality food products and best veterinary care available for our family of large cats. We have very hungry mouths to feed and impressive mouths to see.

Media inquiries and visiting arrangements for media professionals may be directed to:

Bob Datz
(o)  508-637-1116
(m) 508-864-3322

Social or local media, and other promotional inquiries may be directed to:

Bryanna Basilio
(m) 305-878-2687


Panther Ridge
named top-rated

WELLINGTON, FLORIDA — Panther Ridge Conservation Center has been honored with a prestigious Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. (read more…)

Panther Ridge
in the News

CBS12 News, West Palm Beach, July 8, 2018
with Clouded Leopard Cubs

Watch video

Palm Beach Post, Sept. 12, 2018

See feature article and video on the Clouded Leopard cubs. Nice close-up shot!

Sidelines Magazine, January 2017

“On TripAdvsor’s list of top things to do in Wellington, the International Polo Club and the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center stand fourth and fifth on the list. The top ranking goes to another animaloriented locale, with claws instead of hooves — the Panther Ridge Conservation Center….(read more)

Boca Magazine, December 9, 2016
“It is clear that the species that live at the center consider Judy more than just a caretaker. The trust and love they have for her and vice versa is evident with every animal visit…..(read more)

Town Crier, Wellington FL, September 30, 2016
“Two Big Cat Babies Find Sanctuary at Panther Ridge”

From “Animal Outtakes;”
December 14, 2016
Starts at 1:05
December 18, 2016 Starts at 10:52