The Pink Panther is still rare in the pet trade and for a good reason. They are very difficult to
keep in captivity, even by experienced experts. The location of Ankaramy is relatively close to Ambanja (app. 20 miles
apart), and despite their relative proximity, there are unknown factors in their care that we are not able to meet yet.
All other Panthers can be kept under similar conditions and they do just fine but Pink Panthers just do not thrive in captivity
under normal husbandry techniques. Some have been successful in breeding them (to F-1) but next generation seem
to die off suddenly of unknown etiology. I do not believe there are any long term Pink Panthers, wild
caught or captive bred.
Ankaramy Panther, better known as the Pink Panther.
|Photo courtesy of Ardi Abate