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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

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4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683-1437
+1 727-943-5897
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This is a wonderful concept. They house various primates that were formerly used for expermental... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
peter a
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Belleair Bluffs, Florida
Workers are awesome but the primate habitat needs help

Our family went to SPS this week and were really impressed with the staff and their positive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kenneth H
,
St. Petersburg, Florida
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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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  • Poor9%
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“their lives” (7 reviews)
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4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683-1437
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+1 727-943-5897
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"non profit"
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"run by volunteers"
in 7 reviews
"their lives"
in 7 reviews
"love animals"
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"bought a groupon"
in 5 reviews
"well taken care"
in 8 reviews
"per adult"
in 4 reviews
"rescued animals"
in 4 reviews
"hold a baby alligator"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 3 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"tarpon springs"
in 3 reviews
"monkeys"
in 73 reviews
"donation"
in 37 reviews
"gonzo"
in 23 reviews
"enclosures"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful concept. They house various primates that were formerly used for expermental purposes, or were unwanted pets, etc. They also have baby alligators, turtles, birds.

1  Thank peter a
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family went to SPS this week and were really impressed with the staff and their positive attitudes. However, we noticed that all the primates were held in cages of various sizes and all with concrete floors. Apparently, it's a Pinellas County law that prohibits...More

Thank Kenneth H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so glad we noticed this place while we were driving back to our rental. I then found a deal for it on Groupon too. This is a sanctuary for rescues. It is not a zoo or fancy attraction. It is a place with very...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

I would recommend anyone who can to visit and figure a way too help improve the conditions or release these animals to a better facility. Extremely sad.

1  Thank wilamina9
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

My family and I decided to come and visit the Primate Sanctuary last week. I felt sorry for the animals in their small cages - many of them isolated and alone. I would have liked to hear their stories or learn about their histories.

Thank Kathryn C
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Grab the bananas and visit this great place. Close to my house and yes you can volunteer. Help keep the animals clean and fed donations are accepted and what a wonderful cause to donate your time and money.

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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We found this place on Groupon just as something to do when we went to the beach. Didn’t think that it would be as amazing as it is!!! This place is run on volunteers and is a sanctuary for a TON of animals!!! It took...More

Thank english80j
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We found this facility while driving from Clearwater to tarpon Springs. After paying and purchasing bags of food, I asked to use the restroom facilities. One bathroom was fully out of service and the second had no running water. I don’t know what the law...More

Thank Zaqsaunt
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SPSFI, Public Relations Manager at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Zaqsaunt thank you for visiting; however, we wish you would talk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers about your concerns. As a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, we do not have a plumber on property every day. We attempt to resolve issues that arise as soon as...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is an awesome side trip to make. Not expensive, outdoors, short walk about, and interesting. Apes are very smart creatures. This place is run by volunteers who take their job very seriously. A trip worth taking.

Thank prissypoodle123
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Very nice little sanctuary for small children. Daughter loved all the monkeys, alligators, and birds, especially the orangutan. Is all run on donation and volunteer work. Everyone was very friendly and informative. A little rough but nice for a couple hours and to feed the...More

Thank Anne F
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Sebastianmora
November 9, 2015|
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Response from Doug K | Reviewed this property |
You can feed monkeys via PVC pipes running from the viewing area to each cage. Food is available for a small fee. You drop some bits of food into the PVC and gravity sends it to the cage, where the monkeys take it in hand.
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Barry S
July 16, 2015|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
Yes we took our grandson and there were also other younsters there as well. Lots to see and enjoy. Interactions with several types of animals with park volunteers to help and answer questions!
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Rachel M
January 24, 2015|
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Response from Erika T | Reviewed this property |
Not the primates but some days you may be able to hold a small alligator or a parrot!
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