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Welcome For the REST of their lives.   We invite you to explore our website and appreciate your support!
Our Mission Black Pine Animal Sanctuary exists to give rescued and retired exotic animals a safe haven, to educate people and enhance their knowledge of exotic and endangered species, and to encourage responsible pet ownership.

On any given day, we care for over 100 big and small cats, bears, canines, primates, birds, reptiles and other former pets and retired performers.
Lessons Shared We want to plant a seed of awareness that can positively impact the conservation and preservation of exotic and endangered species.

We believe that when you experience these animals' personal stories, you can become better informed about how you will share this world with animals.
Visit Us Black Pine is a "true sanctuary," so the animals' needs always come first. Tours of the sanctuary bring visitors, students, educators, and others up close and personal with members of our knowledgeable, friendly staff to learn about the animals and our mission.  Your experience is sure to be extraordinary and memorable!

REVISED: Visitor Hours Aug. 11 - Sept. 1

School is back in session, and that means Black Pine has bid farewell to our summer crew of student interns.  We are now awaiting the arrival of the new "class" in the coming days.  As such, weekday (Monday - Friday) guided tour schedules are subject to change on a day to day basis, due to staff shortages, from August 11 through Labor Day on September 1.  If you plan to visit on a weekday during this period, please consult our Options by Date calendar for updates.  

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014:  We offer general visitation today from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., plus a staff-guided sanctuary tour beginning at 11:00 a.m.  The staff-guided tour will last about 90 minutes and is at no added charge.  Sorry, no 3:00 p.m. guided sanctuary tour is offered today.  Wolf Den Gifts & Things will be also be open.


8th Annual Beer Tasting

Event organizers are rounding up vendors, making plans for Black Pine's 8th annual Lions, Tigers & Beer, Black Pine!  We hope you'll join us on Saturday, October 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. to enjoy dinner, beer tastings, music, an exciting silent auction, and the animals!  This adults-only event offers the unparalleled opportunity to meet nearly 100 displaced exotic animals.  Come watch, listen, and learn about the personal journeys that brought these animals to Black Pine where they will have refuge for the REST of their lives.  All proceeds support their ongoing care.  Read more...




Free Wi-Fi

If you're just passing through or don't have time to stay and tour the sanctuary, you can still enjoy browsing the Wolf Den Gifts & Things and take advantage of free Wi-Fi at Black Pine!  Carry in a lunch, your laptop, and take a break at a cafe table in the A/C.  Road warriors are welcomed - no purchase required!


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