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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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Black Pines animal sanctuary is a wonderful experience. It is educational for young and old. Take... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mlprachar
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary Saves Lives!

Experience this reclusive reserve for re-homed animals from abusive situations, while others come... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This 18-acre sanctuary provides permanent refuge to more than 100 captive-raised exotic animals for the REST of their lives. Quiet, informative tours of the facility enable visitors to enjoy close-up observation of tigers, leopards, bears, monkeys...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1426 W 300 N, 1.5 Miles West Of Stoplight, Albion, IN 46701-9558
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+1 260-636-7383
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Black Pines animal sanctuary is a wonderful experience. It is educational for young and old. Take the guided tour and learn about all the wonderful animals that have been saved by the sanctuary,

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bpap, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking time to share your experience! We appreciate your support and advocacy :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experience this reclusive reserve for re-homed animals from abusive situations, while others come from years spent in the entertainment industry. It will give you peace of mind to watch them under the shade trees at this nurturing environment. Very informative! Black Pine welcomes all people...More

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Gagens, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate your investment in the mission, for the animals!

Reviewed August 7, 2018

We have taken multiple tours and I even took the girls camping during one of their Roar n Snore events. They focus on enriching the lives of the animals and have a very nice program. Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves, and many more.

Thank Jimmy S
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I told my husband after we left that this is my favorite place I’ve ever been to and I still mean it. We went to the feeding tour yesterday, which I highly recommend! You get to hear the heart breaking stories of the animals while...More

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Gagens, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you, Shelby! Your support helps make our work possible, and enables us to educate people about ways to protect captive animals from harm and exploitation, as well as protect public safety. We hope you'll continue to advocate for the animals and explore more ways...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sanctuary, gone here for years and they have grown and educate. Up close to the animals, amazing cats!

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Lions and tigers, Oh my! No, this is not OZ, but you will find them in this rural location. You will also find monkeys, birds, and other animals usually found in the wild. Given that this facility is designed to help animals who are needy,...More

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Gagens, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience! We appreciate your words of support.

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

My teenage son and I did the staff guided tour this morning and had a fantastic time! It is heartbreaking to hear some of the rough histories of each animal and how it came to be at Black Pine, but that is why we chose...More

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Gagens, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you, Bonnie, and to your son, not only for the generous gifts for the animals, but for sharing your experience for others.

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Animals that are treated humanely are a great delight to see. We have been to many large zoos where the animals do not seem nearly as content. This is our favorite place to see these precious creatures. This sanctuary cares for their animals for the...More

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bpap, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your continued support and advocation! We appreciate it very much.

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited the site for the first time on a special night. This sanctuary is home to a large number of animals who's lives have been saved. All the animals are rescued and will be allowed to live out the rest of thier lives here....More

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Gagens, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you for joining us, for the evening, and to help save and improve the lives of captive animals in need! We appreciate your support.

Reviewed June 23, 2018

The staff was incredibly friendly, Lori and Debbie stood out by going out of their way to make sure my students had an enjoyable experience. With a group of children ranging 5-14 years old, we had the opportunity to create toys and treat holders for...More

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Gagens, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you very much for enjoying the enrichment workshop! Your efforts will help enrich the animals' lives, for which we are so grateful.

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heyitsreta
June 25, 2018|
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Response from bpap | Property representative |
So sorry we didn't receive notice of your question sooner :( All of our visitor planning tools are on our website. We hope if you came, you enjoyed! Thank you. - Lori, Director
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Redmark500
March 4, 2018|
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Response from bpap | Property representative |
Thanks for asking! As a sanctuary, we differ in may ways from a zoo. We offer a variety (a "menu") of programs for visitors and rates vary by age. Programs vary by season, and day. In order to find rates, you'll need to... More
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PINKIE1K
July 24, 2017|
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Response from bpap | Property representative |
Not as of July 2017. The sanctuary is transitioning to better manage visitation for the sake of the animals, so they recommend checking the website's Options by Date calendar and reviewing options offered - and registering... More
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