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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

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Address: 4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone Number: 727-943-5897
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization home...
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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Groupon visit

More animals than expected. Nice to see people who care for animals but the vibe over all seemed sad. The animals were well kept and had space to play. We went late afternoon so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Lake Wales, Florida
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Lake Wales, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

More animals than expected. Nice to see people who care for animals but the vibe over all seemed sad. The animals were well kept and had space to play. We went late afternoon so they may have just been tired and hot! Glad we stopped.

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Palm Harbor
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Glad we decided to stop in. Been past it and wondered what it was about. We we're surprised and wish we went sooner. It will be a regular stop from now on. Lots to see and do. The Great staff of volunteers really know their stuff and will spend the time to explain their mission. Take the kids and Grandkids... More 

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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66 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited this sanctuary after seeing it listed on Groupon. I was familiar with two bird rehab facilities in this area and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium with Winter, but did not know there was a sanctuary for primates. The center was much larger than expected and had a good number of primates along with some birds and reptiles. The entrance... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Loved the orangatan. smelled of animals but what would you expect. I would do this again I have made it a point to encourage people to visit and donate money. Cheetah from the old tarzan movies with Johnny Weismiller was retired to this facility.

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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Wish this place had more money to clean it up and improve the souroundings. There's alot of heart in this place you can tell the people that work and volunteer there really care about the animals. Definitely a c great place to take the kids and the price is fairly cheap compared to all the tourist traps in area.

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Glendale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were the first guests in the morning the animals were awake and moving The facility provides feed to toss the monkeys...some are pretty good catches. The facility is old and in need of donations to make the habitats more "natural".These are rescued critters who might have been euthanized otherwise. The volunteers and staff are clearly caring and well intentioned.... More 

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Brechin, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This, so called sanctuary is located on Alternate 19, just south of Klosterman in Tarpon Springsteen. I'm not a fan of private zoos. The chimps are pretty sad looking primates. Don't waste your money. It's right by the highway and there is a lot of road noise and exhaust pollution.

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Clearwater, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The volunteers were very helpful and informative. One in particular gave the backstory of the monikers they had received which was both sad and moving. It gives a great perspective into the life these animals lived before, and also great for people to see them interact and play.

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Woodridge, New York, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I thought that rules for zoo-type facilities had outlawed cage-effects. The sanctuary hopes to become the first zoo in Pinellas county, but I truly hope they plan on a more natural habitation. These beautiful creatures were never meant to live in cages with concrete floors and no natural greenery. Many have limited shelter from the beating dun - and those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the few facilities that help owners with their pet primates. Unlike other rescue centers that have taken abused animals. Theses animals have been very well cared for during their lifetimes. I am very proud to have been involved in the great work that these volunteers accomplish. Most of the smaller monkeys were pets and outlived their... More 

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