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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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So glad I went

My son and I really enjoyed the tigers and the other big cats. The staff was amazing and very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jacquelyn C
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Black Pine Sanctuary is dream place for every unwanted, unloved animal

Absolutely loved visiting this sanctuary! I highly recommend the Feeding Tour. During this tour, we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
amesbrn
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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
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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 6 days ago via mobile

My son and I really enjoyed the tigers and the other big cats. The staff was amazing and very sweet. I will plan on going back and donating to their sanctuary

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved visiting this sanctuary! I highly recommend the Feeding Tour. During this tour, we learned the history for most of the animals, which was often times sad. Thanks to Black Pine, these unwanted, no longer loved animals are thriving (which takes time, of course)....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

This was our second time here. They do great work. You can sign up for a tour or walk around on your own. Last visit we did the tour and it was terrific but this time we were late so just walked around. The animals...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Elizar3stroup
Reviewed September 7, 2019

We went here for something to do on Sunday while we were staying at Shipshewanna. So very glad we went. This place rescues annimals misused by zoos, hunters, and from persons who purchased exotic annimals and found out later they couldn't handle them. The stories...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lynn K
Reviewed August 28, 2019

I enjoyed our visit to the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, I thought the 18 acre grounds were well kept and the enclosures of the larger cats and the wolves were of a decent size so they could at least move about. There are a variety...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Leslie A
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Place absolutely needed for the poor animals. Tour behind the scenes worth the value. Sad that a place like this is necessary and that people get animals they don’t care for. Thank you for the work you do everyday for the animals.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

This place is really worth a visit, and I can highly recommend the tour behind the scenes where you get to see and hear even more.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rikke73
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Not quite what we expected animals looked sad and lonely. Hardly any people there it was a great cause but somewhat depressing.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JmG1015
Reviewed June 10, 2019

We went because they said they had tigers. Most zoos only have 1 or 2. They had 8, I think. Some animals weren't out. It was cooler and rainy. The umbrella cockatoo was talking to us. Okay, it only said 3 things, but we loved...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Clio179
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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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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