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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!

Wine in the Pines

June 20, 2015:  New this year... VIP Package, including a guided sanctuary tour, limited to just 60 people!  Enjoy local wines, hors d'ouvres, music, an animal art auction, and more.  All proceeds benefit the animals!  This event was a sell-out in 2014, so reserve early and securely online.  Click here for more info...

Road Closure!

INDOT has advised of a road closure on SR 8 about 1 mile east of Albion that may well affect your commute to Black Pine.  INDOT's posted detour will drive traffic several miles north and for an extreme distance - adding time and cost.  Please review our recommendations below for a local detour option for typical passenger vehicles.  (For an alternate route for buses or other large trucks, please click here.)

This road closure is expected to be in effect for up to three months, until early to mid June, 2015.  If you are traveling from Fort Wayne you may also avoid the closure by traveling via SR 3 north to Baseline Road, then west to SR 9 North to Albion; or by US Highway 33 N to SR 9 N to Albion.  Our Google map may help you choose your best route.

Detour March - June 2015 

Now Booking Private Tours

Private ToursWe are now booking appointments for Private Tours for ages 10 and up.   Private tours offer the opportunity to see the animals during the "off-season".  Private Tours will be available by appointment, weather and staff levels permitting, now until the 2015 season begins on May 2.  More information...

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Hours, Rates & More!

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