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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
727-943-5897
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization home to over 70 animals including Chimpanzees, Orangutans, Monkeys, Reptiles,... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Sun City Center, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Although we found the animals well-cared for and clean, the attraction as a whole was not geared toward attracting visitors. The foundation relies completely on donations for support, but the volunteers, whether through lack of training or apathy, did nothing to make the visit appealing to us. Little if any information about the animals was given, no instructions for how... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Your actual visit here is likely to be short, as it just isn't all that big. And it really isn't all that nice either - the facilites are quite old/dated and you can't get close to many of the animals. The reason this is a 3 star review and not a 1 star is that it is all for a... More

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This amazing sanctuary gives animals a place to retire in comfort and with love. The grounds are well maintained and the areas for picknicking are wonderful! This is a great spot for kids of all ages. They also have amazing events! Nothing like being able to be so close to our closest non-human relatives!

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Leesburg, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was a little apprehensive about going to the sanctuary after reading some of the negative reviews on TripAdvisor. My daughter suggested that we go here after she had seen a flyer. I checked the sanctuary's website and thought it might be interesting. So glad I went. I have to admit, the animals are all in cages that seem small... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Took my 7 & 9 year old here, they loved it. Tons of monkeys being silly. While we felt bad they were in cages instead of natural habitat- the sanctuary seems to be run by volunteers who are doing the best they possibly can. My boys even got to hold a baby alligator. Everyone was nice, helpful and answered all... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a good visit to the sanctuary but it was an extremely hot day and there was not much shelter from the sun. We loved feeding the chimps and enjoyed watching the orangutans. We were told they had just received donation of a trailer and were going to set up a learning area and gift shop/cafe that will be... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We (thank heaven) purchased tickets through Groupon in fall of 2012 (but the latest date that they offered as an option on here (TripAdvisor) was Aug 2013, so I chose that), because it was depressing once we got in. The animals don't look well cared for (dirty), and some of the cages had lots of droppings scattered around, where it... More

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My life at home revolves around animal rescue so its no surprise we seek it out on vacation as well. It was better than I expected with many more animals than I anticipated. We had a great "tour" in which the lady was very passionate about not only the animals but educating our future. It was great to feed to... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My daughter, who is 7, loved this little day trip. The money goes for a good cause. It is a pretty small place. It was ok to visit. It is dirt paths fyi. Sometimes hard to see the animals. Overall cute little trip for smaller children. I think teenagers would be bored but like I said it is an animal... More

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Parrish, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our family has been to the primate sanctuary at least 3-4 times over the years. I understand it is no longer a donation. But $10?? My 85 year old mother couldn't walk around most of it as it is no longer paved like it used to be.Bumpy and sand and grass thru most of the place. I can understand the... More

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