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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
727-943-5897
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Type: Zoos
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,... more » 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! « less
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Leesburg, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was a little apprehensive about going to the sanctuary after reading some of the negative reviews on TripAdvisor. My daughter suggested that we go here after she had seen a flyer. I checked the sanctuary's website and thought it might be interesting. So glad I went. I have to admit, the animals are all in cages that seem small... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Took my 7 & 9 year old here, they loved it. Tons of monkeys being silly. While we felt bad they were in cages instead of natural habitat- the sanctuary seems to be run by volunteers who are doing the best they possibly can. My boys even got to hold a baby alligator. Everyone was nice, helpful and answered all... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a good visit to the sanctuary but it was an extremely hot day and there was not much shelter from the sun. We loved feeding the chimps and enjoyed watching the orangutans. We were told they had just received donation of a trailer and were going to set up a learning area and gift shop/cafe that will be... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We (thank heaven) purchased tickets through Groupon in fall of 2012 (but the latest date that they offered as an option on here (TripAdvisor) was Aug 2013, so I chose that), because it was depressing once we got in. The animals don't look well cared for (dirty), and some of the cages had lots of droppings scattered around, where it... More

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My life at home revolves around animal rescue so its no surprise we seek it out on vacation as well. It was better than I expected with many more animals than I anticipated. We had a great "tour" in which the lady was very passionate about not only the animals but educating our future. It was great to feed to... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My daughter, who is 7, loved this little day trip. The money goes for a good cause. It is a pretty small place. It was ok to visit. It is dirt paths fyi. Sometimes hard to see the animals. Overall cute little trip for smaller children. I think teenagers would be bored but like I said it is an animal... More

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Parrish, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our family has been to the primate sanctuary at least 3-4 times over the years. I understand it is no longer a donation. But $10?? My 85 year old mother couldn't walk around most of it as it is no longer paved like it used to be.Bumpy and sand and grass thru most of the place. I can understand the... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Cheap way of spending a couple of hours in the area all while helping a great charity. Who doesn't enjoy seeing monkeys and gorillas? Sad the situation it is but these people are doing the best they can to keep these primates alive and well. I will be back and will strongly advice anyone in the area to stop by... More

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Cocoa, Fl
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I'm not to sure about this place, they say it is a monkey sanctuary, I visited a true monkey sanctuary before in Mexico, and it was a totally different experience closer to a natural environment, this was totally not what I had expected! The monkeys looked like they were in prison cells, tiny metal cages, and they just looked very... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Need a gift for that person who is hard to buy for? Donate in their name here! I've been here several times, mostly with guests. i will take everyone there, so that we can contribute to their success. If you go expecting a small sanctuary, prepared to read signs, and view the animals, you won't be disappointed. They have picnic... More

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