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REOPEN: The Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

ALBION, Ind. (WPTA21) - After being closed for months due to COVID-19, the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary reopened their doors this weekend.

Organizers with the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary say during this season, guests will experience a new way of touring the facility.

As of now, officials say visits at the Black Pine will now require a tour guide instead of walking the facility freely.

Tours now will be at designated times in the day and will be limited to 25 people per tour.

Officials say walk-ins are welcome but the only way to guarantee a tour at your desired time is to book online in advance.

Along with the guided tours, officials say visitors must wear a mask at all times. Masks are required for everyone ages three-years-old and up in order to keep the animals and residents safe.

According to officials, felines can contract the virus as can primates.

The sanctuary will be open to the public from Thursday to Sunday each week with designated tour times through out the day.

For more information on the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, you can head to their website.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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