Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion

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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

P.O. Box 02

Albion, IN 46701

Professional Animal Retirement Center (PARC), Inc., doing business as Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, is a 501c3 non-profit exotic animal sanctuary dedicated to providing permanent refuge to animals in need. Black Pine does not buy, sell, breed or trade animals. Over 80 former exotic "pets" and retired performers, representing more than 45 species, have been given permanent refuge throughout an 18-acre site in northeast Indiana. TAX ID 33-1020728
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  • A great animal sanctuary that you must see. Retired circus animals and other exotic pets find a place to live with care and love. Tigers, cougars, bears, chimps, and more. A great afternoon for the fa...  more »
  • Black Pine is magical. Not only were we amazed by the beauty of the animals, but the staff, too! The staff is passionate and you can tell the animals feel their love. Black Pine gives the animals, tha...  more »
  • The animals are well cared for and loved. They all come with a story. Clean, family and stroller friendly. We went to summerfest, there was an itinerary of events all day! What a neat place.  more »
  • Very cool animals here. My favorites are the wolves and bears. The animals look relaxed and happy, plenty of room for them to live. They also have tigers, lions, other big cats, primates, and more. Great gift shop. Great place to spend a few hours with family.
  • Such a nice facility. I've been here on multiple occasions, and it has always been very worthwhile. You learn a lot, and its a nice place to see animals with or without a tour. Not only that, but its so good for the animals who went through so much to be able to live out the rest of their days in such a rehabilitating environment.
  • Was nice to show the kids "retired" animals. Was irritated the first time we went was on a Wednesday. The page we looked up park information didn't tell us they were closed on Wednesdays. Still went back. Wish all the exhibits we're stroller friendly.
  • Absolutely loved this place. The animals all appear to be rescues and each one has an amazing story though some are heart breaking. The staff and volunteers are wonderful people. Being a few feet from the tigers, lions and bears at this place cannot be compared to going to the zoo. A must see for animal lovers.
  • AMAZING! Animals are so well cared for, and have plenty of space. The tours are very informative and you can see the animals as close as needed. It stresses the issue of keeping exotic animals in homes. The Keepers and staff do a great job to keep it clean and make sure people and animals are enjoying themselves. Great for all ages and groups. Everyone should go!!

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