Black Pine Animal Sanctuary Opening
ALBION – Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. 300N., is an accredited Global Federation of Animal Sanctuary, also known as GFAS, since 2019 and the only multispecies accredited GFAS in the Midwest.
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary will be opening their gates to the public Saturday, May 6th.
Hours for visiting are 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tours are available at 10 a.m. and noon Thursday–Sunday. Reservations are strongly encouraged, as the group size is extremely limited.
The new residents include 4-year-old wolfdog hybrids Minco and Karma, Snow Macaque Leo, Winona the Woma python, and Gideon, a blue-tongued skink. Black Pine Animal Sanctuary is also working with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to become the forever home to a bobcat. Bane, the bobcat, was seized two months ago by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers from individuals who had him for a pet, which is illegal in Kentucky.
Black Pine is home to 80 distinct species that will be as curious to see guests as guests are to see the animals. After months of hibernation, Black Bears Ben, Cinny, and Taz are up and at ’em. Ima, Prince, Elvis, and Patronus, four tigers raised in captivity by ‘Joe Exotic” from the Netflix series Tiger King, are in their roomy habitats waiting to chuff, which is hello in tiger talk, to visitors.