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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

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Address: 4600 Alt 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683-1437
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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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary afternoon visit

This place has been run totally by volunteers since 1953. At first it looks rundown bit when you see how healthy the animals are and how much stimulation they get you feel good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bonnie E
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While I admire the rescue efforts and all the volunteers that run the place, I would not be recommending or going back to this place. It was smelly, dirty & not really well kept.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this sanctuary a number of times with various friends and family. The staff is exceptional in educating all guests. Besides the Primates, they have alligators, goats and exotic birds. Everyone I have taken here comes away so impressed with the work being done and the animals . Great for adults and kids!

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Thank Pris G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a fan of this place. The cages are so small and the animal's seem hot and miserable. It's not a place I would go back.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sure this place has the right intentions of saving primates, but the conditions the animals are kept in leaves a lot to be desired. I don't know if it's budget problems or just lack of concern, but this place and the animals need help

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2 Thank waglsu
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SO much to see and do, volunteers all over the property to educate you and show off the animals. These are rescued animals, not a "zoo". These are all over FL due to people buying exotic pets then setting them free! I'm no activist or anything, but this place inspired me and I try to support places like this instead... More 

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Thank Carie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice time interacting with the refuge primates for a good cause! Kids loved it, you can handle a baby gator. The money helps to pay for the animals food.

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Thank Gourot ethier
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been run totally by volunteers since 1953. At first it looks rundown bit when you see how healthy the animals are and how much stimulation they get you feel good about it. There are toys, tunnels and climbing ropes all over the place. The animals are so well fed that only a few moved for the snacks... More 

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Thank Bonnie E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Actually larger than I thought after reading the reviews. Worthwhile cause but facilities in need of refresh. Try to avoid visiting in dead of summer heat like we did. Gets very stuffy as enclosures are grouped tightly in some areas. And bring bug spray! Shortened our visit only because of the amount of bug bites we sustained. Volunteers were very... More 

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Thank Tim P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 3 teenagers and expected a fun experience with some primates. Well, I'll cut to the chase and tell you that we all left feeling a little sad. There are lots of primates at this place (not a sanctuary) and some of them paced back and forth, many looked sad, some looked bored, and some seemed to be... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place in the middle of civilization to get away and experience primates in a fun way. A must for the family.

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