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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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Interesting how quickly the primates train the visitors

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Glendale, Arizona
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Glendale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Eddington, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

They seem to be trying to do good at the sanctuary for the animals. Nice place to visit, it is not Bush Gardens, but interesting and worth the visit. May be a few years past the prime of the exhibit hay day but visit and help them with their mission.All the staff/volunteers really seem to care for the animals and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Facility was sad, the monkeys looked sad and the cages were too small. I was not pleased at all and would not recommend to any animal lover.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is great most of the primates there would not be alive if it wasn't for the people there. So nice so happy to answer questions - they are saving lives and do such a great job making their primates lives enriched and happy.

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Shamong, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Me and my husband had bought a Groupon for a visit to this sanctuary. First I completely understand that these animals would not survive out in the wild. That said people need to send money to them to do some kind of improvement to these cages. Very old and run down. I wanted to start painting !!! Made a donation... More 

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Millersburg, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I had a wonderful experience here. I loved seeing all of the primates, birds, and alligators. I was surprised to find a picnic area ... would be nice to pack a picnic and enjoy the property even longer. The volunteers were knowledgeable about the animals and knew them by name. They answered questions that people had about the animals. We... More 

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