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Charlie was part of a litter of seven cheetahs that were born in 2005 in a special facility in South Africa. Third-generation cats bred in captivity are acceptable to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to be imported as “ambassador cats”. Charlie is one such ambassador.

At Panther Ridge, Charlie lives in a one-acre enclosure to have enough room to stretch his legs. He constantly delights visitors, who are assured close-up views and spectacular displays of his sleek body.

Most days, Charlie can be found lounging in the shade of a tree or wandering among the shaded areas to secure the coolest spots. If you are lucky, you’ll get to hear his powerful purr.

Kendi & Nyambe

Nyambe and Kendi came to Panther Ridge when they were 3 months old to be raised as ambassadors for their species.

As the most endangered big cat in Africa, these cheetahs have a very important role to play in educating the public and bringing awareness to the plight of the world’s fastest land mammal.

As educational ambassador animals, Nyambe and Kendi will participate in on-site educational programs, twilight tours, cheetah walks, fundraisers and much more!