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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

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Address: 4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
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+1 727-943-5897
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The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization home to...

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization home to over 70 animals including Chimpanzees, Orangutans, Monkeys, Reptiles, Tropical Birds, and more! Whether coming to the Sanctuary after being a personal pet or retiring from the laboratory and film industries, the Sanctuary is here to provide these magnificent animals with a safe haven to spend out the rest of theirlives in peace and with dignity.One person can make a difference in an animal, child, or senior's life!

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Beware of Monkey Poop

The chimps like to throw poop so watch out! Cool place to see the animals up close but sort of sad and gross at the same time. Probably won't be back.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Sami O
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous place. So many lives enriched and saved here. I enjoyed all of the animals, they were wll cared for and fuveb a sexibd chance. The enclosures were in need of some updating but given the situations the animals were rescued from is a major improvement to their quality of life. Donations and volunteers would help immensely. Bring... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These people do so much good here by saving these primates and birds. We were touched by what we saw and heard the stories about how some of them ended up at the sanctuary.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary deserves your support! We were impressed by how well cared-for the animals were, even if their housing isn't as luxurious and pastoral as you'd wish it could be. We met several volunteers who were cheerful and friendly. They had obvious affection for the animals and were hard at work cleaning, feeding, and rotating toys. They are doing... More 

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Thank T2B2ML
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The facility is clean, but individual animals seem to have limited sensory stimulation. Renewed me of a mediocre nursing home. Many of these animals may have mental health and dementia issues as they are generally older and many came from research facilities. With sufficient funding, and good management of volunteers, major improvements could be made: docents needed and others to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The chimps like to throw poop so watch out! Cool place to see the animals up close but sort of sad and gross at the same time. Probably won't be back.

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1 Thank Sami O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We've been here a few times (bought Groupons) and enjoyed the experience. It is sad that the primates live like this, but the stories of their rescues put it in perspective. The staff are great and really care about the animals. This is good for all ages!

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Avon, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Visited the sanctuary mostly because of a volunteer we met while passing by. If you are expecting a zoo, this is not the place to go. This is a place that has taken in animals that have been used in laboratory experiments and were scheduled to be put down after the experiments were through. If you love animals as these... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

For those of you who have left negative comments about this sanctuary then maybe you should open up your checkbook and donate money to make this place up to your standards. The cages are well cleaned, fed nourishing food in small amounts 5 times a day. No animal animal is ever put to sleep and if you want to write... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

It's so nice to see how well maintained this sanctuary is. All the animals are kept in very clean enclosures. It is especially fun if you get the feeding bag, when you throw the feed in the enclosures some of the monkeys go "bananas" for it. I would highly recommend this sanctuary as a nice family outing, and it's for... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

It is nice to have a place close to home that we can visit and see these wonderful animals. I wish there was a way that these primates had better accommodations. I disliked the concrete habitats and the lack of natural climbing trees. The smell was a little much. Being able to feed the animals would have more fun, if... More 

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