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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

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Address: 4600 Alt 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683-1437
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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 1 week ago
Sami O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Caitlin J
Avon, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Michael H
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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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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Thank Tina R
Johnston, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you didn't know about this place you might be frightened but once learning about the monkeys they save and take in you actually smile and feel amazed. These people volunteer to help run this place and keep it alive. These monkeys are from labs, homes that can't keep them anymore etc and can not be put back in the... More 

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Thank Christina R
Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Really enjoyed myself, since I enjoy watching primates, as I find them very interesting. The place was larger than I thought. Kids would love it.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Whilst on a road trip in Florida my husband and I came across this place advertised on the roadside and the title and promises of what we would find inside thrilled us, as we are animal lovers. We duly turned the car around and stopped to pay a visit to the "sanctuary" to enjoy the animals and to support the... More 

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SPSFI, Manager at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc., responded to this review

Many people look for a theme park or zoo experience when they come to our sanctuary, and some of them don’t understand reality or see clearly and accurately. Our Sanctuary rescues animals from abuse, neglect, illness, laboratory research, etc. If the animals weren’t with us, they’d have been without a home, likely euthanized. We give the animals all the care... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Animals are well cared, have plenty of space to move around, and have access to water. Also there are lots of toys available in every enclosure and animals had access to sun and shade. There was not bad odor or feces in the enclosures when we visited. Animals were well fed since some did not even eat the feed we... More 

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