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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

Address: 4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone Number: 727-943-5897
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Ranked #7 of 18 Activities in Palm Harbor
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization home to over 70 animals...
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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, 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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Allentown, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What people have to remember is that this sanctuary runs solely on donations. No, they don't have state of the art cages or equipment, etc., and yes the place is a little outdated, but what do you expect? These primates are fed and LOVED by people who really care and volunteer their time to care for them. If you want... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Chimps are not well taken care of. Concrete floors and not much room for them to move around. Center for Great Apes in Wachula takes much better care of chimps and orangutans. They have much more room in the cages and walkways so can visit with each other. The sanctuary is approved by Jane Goodall.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The sanctuary is a place where unloved primates, unwanted gators, and a few other animals go when they are no longer wanted. You are able to get close and feed the monkeys. I was even able to hold one of the smaller alligators, which was a wonderful experience. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions.... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I generally do not visit zoos, circuses or other animal 'attractions'. I did however visit the Sanctuary. It is a bit rustic and aged but the entire place is ran by volunteers who actually love and care for these creatures. I commend them on a difficult commitment to spend time getting to know each animal and relate to it. All... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've taken my grandchildren to the Sanctuary twice. It's open air. Lots of different primates and some birds as well. You can buy some peanuts at the entrance. It's staffed by volunteers because this is a rescue sanctuary. It's not expensive; often special deals from Angies List. Children are fascinated and it's interesting for adults. Parking can sometimes be a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

First, the sad part. There are over 60 primates that have been deemed of no further use to pet owners, labs and entertainers. Now, the good news: this non-profit, all volunteer- run sanctuary is caring for these beautiful animals so that they don't have to be euthanized (since they would be unable to survive in the wild, thanks to intervention... More 

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Tarpon Springs
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Animals seem much better care for then they did 10 years ago. It is still very sad to see them in these small caged and all alone and not in their natural environment. But it was interesting to see but can't spend more than an hour to try to find online coupon or coupon for your visit.

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Ozona, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Kind of smelly, muddy, rainy and miserable. The cages needed attention but the staff was great. The planning was poor because they had ramp walkways stacked up and unused as we slogged thru the mud, the poop and the beer.. It took forever to get our food, the lines were long and muggy. It could have been better, the big... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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44 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I ride on the Pinellas Trail several times a week and we can see some of the primate inmates from the trail. I was curious to know more about this sanctuary and we went during a promotional event, The Lobster Festival. I can not stand to see animals locked up in a zoo and hoped that this... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I read "sanctuary" and was expecting, trees, grass....the animals are kept in concrete prisons. Sad, sad situation for them. My whole party felt so bad, we stayed 10 minutes and left. Such poor conditions, I do not know how in this day and age animals are allowed to be kept like that. I hope this gets attention and the animals... More 

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