PANTHERA WILD CATS MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBIT,
IN CONJUNCTION WITH PANTHERA, INC.,
ON DISPLAY THROUGH DECEMBER 2019
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, 350 guests joined Andy Sabin, President of SOFO's Board of Directors; Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, CEO of Panthera, and other distinguished guests and members at an opening Cocktail Reception of SoFo’s new Panthera Wild Cats Exhibit. The multimedia exhibit, featuring wall-to-floor photographs, panels, and the video, The Secret Life of Mountain Lions, produced by WildFutures, explores the questions: What is Panthera? and Why Should We Care about Wild Cats? The exhibit, made possible by a grant from Panthera, Inc., will be on display in the Barn at the Museum through December 2019.
The program opened with brief speeches by Andy Sabin and Dr. Rabinowitz and featured a guest appearance by Marcella Leone, founder of the LEO Zoological Conservation Center of Greenwich, Connecticut, accompanied by Adaeze, the cheetah who is the LEO’s Zoo "Animal Ambassador." Adaeze, who, with her companion dog, Odie, makes special appearances for educational outreach and to spread the word on cheetah conservation, delighted the excited crowd, which included numerous families. Panthera is the only organization that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 38 wild cat species and their ecosystems. Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe, and citizens who want to help ensure a future for wild cats.
The Panthera Wild Cats Exhibit is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.