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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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Age-old primate attraction

This place has been in Palm Harbor off Alt 19 for many years. Animals such as monkeys, lemurs, an orangutan and many other species are in wired cages and look pretty glum. PVC... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place has been in Palm Harbor off Alt 19 for many years. Animals such as monkeys, lemurs, an orangutan and many other species are in wired cages and look pretty glum. PVC tubes allow feeding from pay machines. Some of the animals are rescues from research labs.

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Valrico, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is not a zoo. This is not an animal show. This is a place where primates can live out the rest of their lives in comfort and cared for by dedicated volunteers. Most of the animals are older and some were previously used for research. All the animals were very clean and healthy. The enclosures were spartan but it... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had a local Groupon voucher for our visit to this attraction. It is a private foundation who rescues different types of monkeys and great apes. The grounds are spread out with primates and birds in clean and well maintained cages. You can buy food to give to the animals and there are staff volunteers who can answer questions. well... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I really wanted to love this place, but really found it kind of creepy. I went because of the Groupon I purchased which sold it as a "chimp feeding" experience. Upon arrival, there is very limited parking right off Palm Harbor Blvd. Volunteers staff the entire place and were helpful at the entrance. You can purchase a $1 bag of... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I think primates are amazing animals and were excited about the Groupon deal we got. I've never been anti-zoo or anti-cage, but I left with a change of heart. The space is older and in need of donors (I wish I could have helped more) to help. I guess I was expecting more habitat than caged areas.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is somewhat of a shelter for primates. It's an older facility and needs our support to continue to improve the primates' habitat. It's very interesting and worth more than one visit, since you never know what the animals will be doing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Its nice they are helping the animals but when it rains it floods.Looks dirty but they clean every day.Dose cost $10 or more per person.most ape's have concrete floors to be on.Its a place to bring kids to see up close up well out dated.........

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As an animal lover I was really looking forward to visiting a sanctuary and expected that all of the animals would have been rescued "pets". I was surprised to see a large group of primates which had been former lab subjects. These animals, who had been induced to have diabetes, might have been euthanized. Instead, they were brought to the... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've been working with the people involved with the Sanctuary for over a decade and they are a dedicated group who really wants the best for the animals in their care. This is a small private non-profit organization that receives no gov't funding and relies strictly upon volunteers and private donations. However, they have done amazing things with practically no... More 

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Hurley,Wisconsin
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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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