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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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Very good facility for these primates.

Visited the SCPS twice in the last 2 months, we had an excellent orientation from one of the volunteers. The animals there seem to be very well taken care of and many have stories... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Hurley,Wisconsin
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Hurley,Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visited the SCPS twice in the last 2 months, we had an excellent orientation from one of the volunteers. The animals there seem to be very well taken care of and many have stories and history to be learned. Our Grandson enjoyed feeding the primates. I know money is tight and it's expensive to care for these animals and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I took my 5yr old niece and she loved it. You can pack a lunch and spend the day there. You can even bring your dog. They had more animals than I thought. We were even able to hold a gator. It was a nice family day.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My children kept asking me "how can they be happy living in such small cages?" We didn't even stay a half hour. My advice....donate to help the animals but don't visit. It pulls at the heart strings.

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Chalons-en-Champagne, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We bought a groupon and we were not disappointed. A lot of species of monkeys and others animals. We were able to hold an alligator. It was a very nice afternoon by discovering and learning.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Clean, attractive, swarming with volunteers. Wish I lived close enough to join the staff. In addition to primates, there are exotic birds, tortoises, and gators. While we were there the monkeys were gobbling fresh fruit, including luscious looking strawberries!

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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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113 reviews 113 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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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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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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19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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