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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Would like to give 4 1/2 stars. I’m in love with Pongo!

First of all, be prepared that this place is old Florida kitschy. Everything has that tinge of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
This is a good place to take the kids to see primates up close

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary, located on Alt 19 in Palm Harbor, is a good place to take the kids... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Palm Harbor, Florida
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“monkey food”(8 reviews)
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...more
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4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683-1437
+1 727-943-5897
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't do reviews but this place needs praise. I saw the Strange Inheratance episode about Suncoast Primate Sanctuary several times. The story was moving and to see the place in person was truly a beautiful experience. We meet Deb Cobb, owner of the facility....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, be prepared that this place is old Florida kitschy. Everything has that tinge of green mildew that you expect to see at a roadside animal attraction. The difference here is this isn’t some sideshow tourist trap. This is a home for forgotten...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I was welcomed by a sweet lady. Paid her and also purchased monkey food. The monkeys have it better here than they ever had it. I suggest you talk to some of the volunteers and hear the sad stories these beautiful creatures endured before coming...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Most of the animals here come from horrible situations........ but now they have a safe place to relax and heal. This is not a entertainment type place. It's a place to learn about compassion and caring for creatures besides ourselves. A great place to teach...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary, located on Alt 19 in Palm Harbor, is a good place to take the kids. There are (I'm guessing) 30+ primates who have been given a safe clean place to live out the rest of their lives. There are exhibits of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ranger231
Reviewed September 12, 2018

All volunteer. Any money collected goes to the care and feeding of animals that were once loved but abandoned. It'll take about 2 hours to tour the entire of the Sanctuary. Better to go in the cooler months as the air won't be as replete...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 266dorisb
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We actually bought our tickets on Groupon and visited on a Saturday. My granddaughter very much enjoyed all the animals. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall a nice place to visit but it doesn't take very long to see everything.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank reneeefox
Reviewed July 27, 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.
Barry S
July 16, 2015|
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Response from Jjhbjheinsman | 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!
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!