A panther stalks the East Drive, just at the crest of Cedar Hill. But it is not black, or even pink. It is made of bronze.
The beautiful statue is placed atop a small rock outcrop. Situated on a rock outcrop on the west side of the East Drive at the edge of the Ramble, the crouching animal has scared many joggers
as they climb "Cat Hill" (formally Cedar Hill) and approach this life-size and realistic representation.
It was created by American sculptor
Edward Kemeys (1843–1907).
He got inspired to create wildlife sculptures after seeing a German
sculptor creating a wolf head at the Central Park Zoo.