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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

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1426 W 300 N, 1.5 Miles West Of Stoplight, Albion, IN 46701-9558
+1 260-636-7383
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Wonderful time!

We have taken multiple tours and I even took the girls camping during one of their Roar n Snore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jimmy S
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Surf City, United States
Amazing place!!

I told my husband after we left that this is my favorite place I’ve ever been to and I still mean... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shelby A
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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, reptiles, birds, lions, and more. Set in a beautiful pine forest in a natural wildlife area, this volunteer-staffed non-profit refuge is one of the most well-respected in the nation, and does not buy, sell, breed, or trade animals. Black Pine is a hidden treasure for nature lovers of all ages! Free parking. Picnics welcomed. Tours available year-round. Inquire for tour times, other program offerings, and special events throughout the year.
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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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+1 260-636-7383
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Shelby A
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Gagens, Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Ann Marie D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank petetom
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Gagens, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Bonnie L
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Gagens, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 10 July 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

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

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

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Reviewed 24 June 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

2  Thank hoboat62
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Gagens, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 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.

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Reviewed 24 June 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

Thank Adventurelover09
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Gagens, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 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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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Black Pines is a great family place to see animals up close. Black Pines gives a home to retired circus animals and exotic animals who have been abused. Here they can live in a loving caring environment. My favorite animals to see are the tigers....More

2  Thank Ellen C
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Gagens, General Manager at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you!!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Nice guided tour that is of interest for school age children and above. I think younger kids would be bored by the stories of the animals and how they came to be at the park. This is a great facility and has been well maintained...More

2  Thank Bjclark2
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heyitsreta
26 June 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
4 March 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
25 July 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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