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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!


The sanctuary is now open without an appointment on weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays, during September and October.  All other visitation requires an appointment.  Be sure to check out our upcoming special events!  Call 260-636-7383 for assistance, or click on the "i" button at right for more Information.


Private Tours

Private ToursWe are now booking appointments for Private Tours for ages 10 and up on weekdays in September and October, and daily beginning in November, when weather and staffing permits.  Private Tours will be available by appointment as described until the 2015 season begins on May 2, 2015.  More information...


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...


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