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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

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4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683-1437
+1 727-943-5897
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A sad depressing place - I just wanted to set those primates free.

There were some great primates to see, but that was not enough for me to give this place more than... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stacy G
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San Francisco
Loved it

Loved this place since I was a kid and still love it now! There's now a gentleman there, The Gator... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kristyn J
via mobile
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“their lives” (7 reviews)
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4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683-1437
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+1 727-943-5897
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"rescued animals"
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"beautiful animals"
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"a great place to bring"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were some great primates to see, but that was not enough for me to give this place more than one star. This place is far from what you'd envision as a "sanctuary." This place was just plain sad. The cages were small and everything...More

Thank Stacy G
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SPSFI, Public Relations Manager at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Stacy, We’re sorry to hear that you had a poor experience. The Sanctuary is a non-profit volunteer-run organization that relies on donations and small grants. We receive no local, state, of federal funding. While we would love to offer larger habitats, similar to what you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place since I was a kid and still love it now! There's now a gentleman there, The Gator Crusader, who puts on a quick show on how he LITERALLY trains alligators! Bobby (one of the primates) interacts when asked "are you hungry" .....More

Thank Kristyn J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These animals responded to basic interaction of speech and posturing. The afternoon spent supporting the animals was well worth the time and minimal expense. Please, support this effort and spend an hour or two witnessing the beauty of rescue.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is not a zoo. The primates,reptiles and birds here are rescued. The staff seem to be loving and the grounds are clean if not up to date and bright. We showed up on a clean up day when it was closed. Understanding that we...More

Thank Janice D
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

First let me start off by saying that I found this place by searching things to do in my area on Groupon. This sanctuary came up with a good deal. I bought the groupon and decided to take my grandma and myself there one weekend....More

Thank phillygem
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SPSFI, Public Relations Manager at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi Phillygem! Thank you for taking the time to visit the Sanctuary. We appreciate you understanding and explaining that we are a non-profit, volunteer-run, organization for aging animals (primarily primates). We are not a Zoo and have never advertise the Sanctuary as being a zoo....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I am sure the folks (all volunteers) who run this place are dedicated and caring, and I assume most of the animals here would die, if they did not have this place taking care of them. But honestly, it is very sad. Few of the...More

Thank Barry H
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is the toughest review I have ever had to do. I understand what they are trying to do. Let these animals live out their life in basically a primate retirement community. And I understand they have limited funds to do all this. I commend...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a small facility with a number of primates in cages. It can be seen in less than an hour. You can buy a little bag of food to feed the monkeys but basically have to try to throw it into the cages. Make...More

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This place has been around forever. Yes it is old, yes it is not glamorous. But what it is is cheap 10.00 a person, fun for young kids, my granddaughter is 3 and we go every couple of weeks to feed PONGO , the goats...More

Thank lisa b
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary houses many primates and other animals who were once pets, movie animals or lost n found. It's a great place for kids and adults to learn why wild animals should NOT be kept as pets! Sometimes they will have a "petting zoo"...More

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Sebastianmora
10 November 2015|
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Response from Doug K | Reviewed this property |
You can feed monkeys via PVC pipes running from the viewing area to each cage. Food is available for a small fee. You drop some bits of food into the PVC and gravity sends it to the cage, where the monkeys take it in hand.
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Barry S
17 July 2015|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
Yes we took our grandson and there were also other younsters there as well. Lots to see and enjoy. Interactions with several types of animals with park volunteers to help and answer questions!
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Rachel M
25 January 2015|
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Response from Erika T | Reviewed this property |
Not the primates but some days you may be able to hold a small alligator or a parrot!
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