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“Very knowledgeable staff”

The Monkey Sanctuary
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Looe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Support a local charity and visit Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. There’s a lot to do for the whole family who can take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert carers. It’s not just monkeys though! Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and check out the sea view or enjoy a delicious lunch at the Treetop Café.
Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very knowledgeable staff”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

The staff are very courteous in bridging the interaction between the visitors and the monkeys. They are also immensely knowledgeable about their monkeys. You get the impression you could go on learning from them for hours about the monkeys themselves and the pet trade which they are seeking to end.
You leave sort of happy that the little animals are being looked after, but also sort of sad that it ever had to happen.

Visited July 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Visited my adopted monkey last week and was very impressed with the keepers and the whole set up. Friendly and interesting and extremely important. It's a shame Monkey's need rescuing but great that this place exists for them. Loved it! special thanks to Keeper Tanya for her time with me, Lodi & Gucci.

Visited July 2013
Thank Julie F
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Enclosures are fantastic. Very informative talks from the keepers. A lovely sanctuary for monkeys rescued from the pet trade and various other locations.

Visited June 2013
Thank Martha E
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2 reviews
“Loved it!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We went Saturday and just loved it! Per the below reviewer...I am also pregnant (8 months) and had NO problems with the location and area as there were ample benches and seating.
The folks who worked there were wonderful and provided so much detail...and we saw so many monkeys up close. Yes it is small...but has lots to offer...and is it out of the way? Isn't everything in cornwall?

Visited July 2013
Thank HaxGirl_NYC
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great day out with a difference.”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is an animal sanctuary. This is a charity. They don't have sparkling exhibits and facilities but they have everything else. These monkeys are rescued (apart from one group that were born there) and have come from some terrible existences. Yes, it is difficult for some groups of people because its on a hill but the sanctuary has put every effort to try and combat most things. But the main thing is that these rescued monkeys now have a lovely life, in massive enclosures with all manner of interesting things to do. You can get right up to them and in this lovely and peaceful place you can feel that the monkeys are happy. The very reasonable entrance fee is for a whole years visiting. Go there not to be entertained because you have paid your fee but genuinely knowing your contribution is doing some real good. And their 'Tree Tops' café is novel and fun. Its a 'Veggie' café with no meat but you would never know it as the food was really good and tasty and that is from a dedicated meat eater. But there are plenty of picnic tables about for folk bringing their own food and the toilets are basic but very clean. Well done Monkey Sanctuary.

Visited June 2013
Thank Roddy999
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