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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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The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization home to...

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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Nice place for a leisurely stroll

Much cleaner than a visit years ago.....not a great variety of animals but plenty to see. A tad pricey for what is offered...but this a rescue facility and revenue is certainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Oldsmar, Florida
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Oldsmar, Florida
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much cleaner than a visit years ago.....not a great variety of animals but plenty to see. A tad pricey for what is offered...but this a rescue facility and revenue is certainly needed.

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Thank Kenn S
Clearwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small venue large fun. Thank goodness for this sanctuary. The care and love the animals receive is abundant. Watching the primates and interacting With them is exciting. You also can feed them.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 9 yr old daughter and I went knowing this was not Lowry Park Zoo or Busch Gardens. This is a facility that takes care of unwanted, neglected or mistreated animals. They function on donations. The volunteers that we met show great interest and care for the animals well-being. We met many who we could tell wanted to be there... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

IT was ok for the groupon we paid for and used. But enclosures a little small. Feeding them is difficult since you have to throw the food and that seems rude. The cages are set up in a way that its hard to see them all. They need more/better signage with more information. Primate name/age - when/how they obtained it... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have driven past this facility for many years and have never stopped due to all the negative reviews I have heard. The only reason I went was because I received a groupon as a gift. This is a non-profit sanctuary. Sanctuary is sort of the wrong word as it seems to be a retirement home for unwanted animals. But... More 

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Thank AineFlorida
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will start this review to say that the Volunteers at this Sanctuary try very hard to provide a home to so many primates and other animals left/dropped off, etc. with little except some donations of food from local grocery stores, donations from various individuals and passing tourists that drop in. I was sad during this visit as I hate... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a little place in a small community. But, the birds and primates are fun to see and enjoy by young and old.

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Thank ateisner
Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have driven past the Sanctuary many times but never went in, I finally loaded up the family one Saturday morning and checked this place out. Volunteers were helpful. The primates were as interested in the people who were watching them. Pongo is my favorite. You can by food to feed the monkeys, very inexpensive. There are PVC pipes that... More 

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Clearwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep in mind that this is a non profit sanctuary, the assortment of animals is varied and well kept. You have an orangutan that is a retired actor as well as some monkeys and gorillas. My favorite however is a docile tortoise. Much to see an enjoy

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary was a place that my wife wanted to see for years. When we found a Groupon for half price admission, we decided to go. The animals in the exhibits were lethargic (I would be too if locked in a cage all the time). It was somewhat dilapidated and we stayed longer than we should have because we... More 

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