Painting by Sheeba & Pardus

Pardus, Sheeba
Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary
Animal Type
Big Cat
South Africa
Paint on canvas board
Artwork Dimensions
30 x 15
Framed Dimensions
31.13 x 15.88


Leopard, South Africa

Pardus was the only cub in the litter and reportedly only a couple hours old when her mother rejected her. She was dehydrated and struggled for three days before starting to drink, and has kept her fighting spirit ever since.

Small, beautiful, and loving, it is her cheeky personality that makes her unique and captures the hearts of volunteers, staff, and tourists. Pardus is the star of most of our visits where she charms with her roly-polies showing off her stunning rosettes and illustrates her agility with her fast movements, playfulness, and climbing her tree and platforms.


Leopard, South Africa

Sheeba was rescued from a hunting facility where he was overfed to obesity to stretch his skin so his pelt would be worth more money on the market. Sheeba now has lost a significant amount of weight and is moving around a lot better in his enclosure. The hunting farm also declawed his front paws, a harmful process. Beyond removing the nail, it requires amputating the first knuckle upwards—similar to us not having the tips of our fingers. All big cats walk on this part of their paws so Sheeba now has to walk on his wrists, causing severe arthritis. He is on arthritis medication to ease his pain. For the first three weeks Sheeba was at our sanctuary, we barely saw him and only knew he was there because his food was eaten. But step by step, he started to trust us, and now he has grown into a confident, beautiful male. He loves to play, is very curious, and truly enjoys spending lots of time with his caretakers.

Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

South Africa

Panthera Africa is a non-profit organization founded by Lizaene Cornwall and Cathrine S. Nyquist. The name Panthera Africa is inspired by the passion Lizaene and Cathrine have for the four pantheras: panthera leo, the lion; panthera pardus, the leopard; panthera onca, the jaguar; and panthera tigris, the tiger.

Panthera Africa is an environmentally-friendly sanctuary for any captive-bred rescued big cats, where they will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives.

One of Panthera Africa’s main purposes is to be an educational platform to create awareness about the conditions big cats face in captivity, how together we can end this exploitative industry, and how holistic animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. They are a true sanctuary where no hands-on interaction, breeding or trading takes place. They are a blueprint of how a non-profit sanctuary focusing on animal welfare can become self-sufficient, and aim to assist in changing breeding facilities into sustainable, ethical projects where possible. Panthera Africa believes in the connection between both environmental and wildlife conservation, and aim to become the first green big cat sanctuary in South Africa that runs solely on solar energy.

Panthera Africa has found its 110-hectare paradise with a beautiful home for their animals, staff, founders, and the many volunteers who visit. The land is filled with lots of large trees, a natural spring and an amazing 180-degree mountain view. Panthera Africa strongly believe in the saying “In unity there is strength” and by standing together—human and animal—they believe in the possibility of a prosperous future for big cats.

Artwork Proceeds

Proceeds from the sale of artworks made by the featured endangered animals will go towards supporting their respective partner sanctuary and the important conservation work they do. Proceeds from the sale of Andreas Deja’s wildlife-inspired artwork will benefit The Walt Disney Family Museum’s educational initiatives, including the At-Promise Youth Animation Academy.

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