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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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We took the Behind the Scenes Tour and it was wonderful! Everyone we met was caring and so... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
Connector489222
Wonderful Experience!

I happened across Black Pines Animal Sanctuary on-line a couple years ago when I was going to be in... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
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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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Reviewed December 17, 2018

We took the Behind the Scenes Tour and it was wonderful! Everyone we met was caring and so passionate about the well being of the animals. All the animals seemed happy, healthy, and content. That's what's it all about!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

I happened across Black Pines Animal Sanctuary on-line a couple years ago when I was going to be in the area. I was not able to make it then but have wanted to take my granddaughter because she is such an animal lover. I was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We went here on a whim on a beautiful fall day and boy were we ever glad we finally visited this peaceful sanctuary for the beautiful animals who are lucky enough reside there. It is also a place where you can just relax and slow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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bpap, Owner at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate your support and hope you'll continue to engage to help save and change more lives.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

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,

Date of experience: September 2018
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bpap, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

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

Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Gagens, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

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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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