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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

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Address: 4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
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+1 727-943-5897

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 rescue facility

Nice rescue facility. All voluntarily run and donations from various places. Was told that Walmart and Public's donates over 100,00.00 in chicken produce etc. Facility is dated... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
western NY
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western NY
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice rescue facility. All voluntarily run and donations from various places. Was told that Walmart and Public's donates over 100,00.00 in chicken produce etc. Facility is dated but animals look well cared for. Volunteers are friendly and very nice.

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Alliston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was interesting, lots of monkeys. It until we hooked up with a school tour, there was not enough information. A pamphlet or postings at the cages would be more informative for the drop on visitors. Also they need better signs out of the road, but they do amazing work,and give good care to their animals

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place on a road trip from Cocoa Beach to Tampa. We enjoyed seeing the different animals, and were happy to see that the animals had a place to live after being treated poorly in other conditions. You can see that all the volunteers truly enjoy working with the animals. The place is not that large and it... More 

Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going here since the 1970's when I was 5 years old... it has not changed. Reminds me of a 1950's roadside attraction.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a Groupon for this place for something to do. We were pleasantly surprised! Lots of various types of monkeys. All being cared for by a group of compassionate people. You can buy small bags of food. Monkeys especially like the peanuts. You can take a picture with a baby alligator. Worth the visit. Great place for kids.

Thank Madmartins
Erie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Volunteers were all very nice. My daughter got to hold an alligator at no charge. It is small so don't plan on spending a lot of time here. We bought 3 bags of food at the entrance but none of the animals were hungry : ( but it did go to a good cause!

Thank Michelle W
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous place. So many lives enriched and saved here. I enjoyed all of the animals, they were wll cared for and fuveb a sexibd chance. The enclosures were in need of some updating but given the situations the animals were rescued from is a major improvement to their quality of life. Donations and volunteers would help immensely. Bring... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

These people do so much good here by saving these primates and birds. We were touched by what we saw and heard the stories about how some of them ended up at the sanctuary.

Thank Jean A
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary deserves your support! We were impressed by how well cared-for the animals were, even if their housing isn't as luxurious and pastoral as you'd wish it could be. We met several volunteers who were cheerful and friendly. They had obvious affection for the animals and were hard at work cleaning, feeding, and rotating toys. They are doing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The facility is clean, but individual animals seem to have limited sensory stimulation. Renewed me of a mediocre nursing home. Many of these animals may have mental health and dementia issues as they are generally older and many came from research facilities. With sufficient funding, and good management of volunteers, major improvements could be made: docents needed and others to... More 

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