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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!

Pitch a Tent!

Roar 'n' SnoreIt's time for Roar 'n' Snore, our annual family overnight camp at Black Pine!  Ages five and up will enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to pitch a tent on the lawn and spend the night with us, awaking to the sounds of the animals!  Will you be awakened by the macaws?  Mufasa, the lion?  Or the song of the wolves?  Don't wait!  Sites will sell out fast and space is limited.  Prepaid reservations are required.  Read more...


REVISED: Visitor Hours Aug. 11 - Sept. 1

School is back in session, and that means Black Pine is bidding farewell to our summer crew of student interns and will begin welcoming, and training, a 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 plan to enjoy general visitation, exploring at your leisure, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. while our skeleton crew tends the animals.  Weekend schedules are not anticipated to change.  If you need clarification about the tour schedule on the day you plan to visit, consult our Options by Date calendar, or call our office at 260-636-7383 so we can assist you.  Thank you!




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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