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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 #9 of 21 things to do 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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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited on a Sunday morning and the weather was great, loved to see all the animals well taken care of and people actually wanting to be there. Our boys 11 and 9 wanted to go around and around to see all the animals again. We will definitely be back.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I heard the sounds coming from the sanctuary as I rode on the Pinellas Trail and decided to pay a visit. I drove to it the following day, not knowing that it was only open to the public Thursday thru Sunday. Returned on Thursday afternoon, not expecting much after reading other reviews. I was not disappointed. Indeed the conditions at... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This sanctuary provides a home for unwanted primates. It also ha birds, lemurs, and gators. You can feed the primates and give you food with the admission fee. they have a variety of primates from squirrel monkeys to orangutans. it is family and pet friendly.

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Allentown, New Jersey
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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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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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