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Exotic Animal Sanctuary Now Housing 100 Animals

Last updated on Saturday, October 12, 2013

(ALBION) - A northeastern Indiana exotic animal sanctuary is now housing 100 animals with the arrival of two tigers and a bobcat.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary director Lori Gagen says its population typically tops out in the high 80s, but more donations in recent years have allowed it to accept more animals.

Gagen tells The Journal Gazette that the two tigers arrived last month from a small zoo in Ohio that had to reduce its number of animals because that state's new stricter law on keeping exotic animals. The 10-year-old bobcat came from private owners who struggled to pay for its ongoing needs.

Gagen says the sanctuary about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne turns away at least 100 animals a year because of a lack of resources.

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