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Panther Ridge Conservation Center

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Address: 14755 Palm Beach Point Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414-7515
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+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 must if you are in Wellington or vicinity!

We decided to splurge and take the director's tour and it was certainly worth every penny! Judy Berens is so knowledgeable and you can just see the love she has for these big... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chieming, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to splurge and take the director's tour and it was certainly worth every penny! Judy Berens is so knowledgeable and you can just see the love she has for these big cats, as do the rest of the staff. They in turn adore her, the interaction is just wonderful to watch. No touching, but you can get within... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If this review is useful, please give me a “helpful” vote. 1. This was my first visit to Panther Ridge. I thoroughly enjoyed myself; this was a very enjoyable afternoon and I would highly recommend this attraction to anyone interested in wildlife. 2. Expectations. I am a big fan of zoos and aquariums but am particularly interested in facilities like... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly wonderful experience! You can see that everyone here truely loves these great cats. My favorite was the black leopard! Some were rescued from performing, others from illegal pets, and some were born in captivity and transferred here. I loved to hear the cheetah purring! We will come here next month with our 6 year old granddaughter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Unbelievably awesome place to visit. Tremendous knowledge in the staff. Visited with a group of adults but would be suitable for family with tweenage kids. Maybe not toddlers, but depends on the family. No, not a petting zoo but very very worth a visit if you are in the area. Opportunity for Up close to big cats in stimulating environments.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We loved this tour and educational opportunity to learn so much about cheetahs, jaguars, ocelots and other big cats. Christine, our guide, was fabulous. Great facility and well worth the time. This is a "must do". You will love it.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Panther Ridge is an amazing sanctuary for large cats. We have visited twice - once 10 yrs ago, and now with our children (10 &7) who were amazed and inspired by the care of the cats. All the staff is marvelous and very committed to caring for these creatures. It is amazing to be so close. This is a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

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 22 January 2017

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 22 January 2017 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 1 January 2017

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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