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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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Not what I expected

I have been to quite a few sanctuaries but I found this one to be rather sad. Not sure that the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chocaholic777
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Great experience

Great experience for a family with young children. Pongo (orengatan) absolutely stole my heart... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brandee B
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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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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"love animals"
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"bought a groupon"
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"well taken care"
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"per adult"
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"rescued animals"
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"beautiful animals"
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"baby alligator"
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"couple of hours"
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"a great place to bring"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to quite a few sanctuaries but I found this one to be rather sad. Not sure that the animals were that happy in their rather small surroundings. Lots of somewhat agitated monkeys and primates of all sizes. My grandson liked the alligators...More

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SPSFI, Manager at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Chocaholic777, The Sanctuary is a non-profit, volunteer-run, organization relying on the generosity of community members, visitors, and local businesses. We receive no state or federal funding. With that said, all enclosures exceed the requirements of the USDA and FWC regulatory agencies. Additionally, the residents are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience for a family with young children. Pongo (orengatan) absolutely stole my heart. Pictures of some of the primates attached.

Thank Brandee B
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

There were some great primates to see, but that was not enough for me to give this place more than one star. This place is far from what you'd envision as a "sanctuary." This place was just plain sad. The cages were small and everything...More

Thank Stacy G
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SPSFI, Public Relations Manager at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Stacy, We’re sorry to hear that you had a poor experience. The Sanctuary is a non-profit volunteer-run organization that relies on donations and small grants. We receive no local, state, of federal funding. While we would love to offer larger habitats, similar to what you...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this place since I was a kid and still love it now! There's now a gentleman there, The Gator Crusader, who puts on a quick show on how he LITERALLY trains alligators! Bobby (one of the primates) interacts when asked "are you hungry" .....More

Thank Kristyn J
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

These animals responded to basic interaction of speech and posturing. The afternoon spent supporting the animals was well worth the time and minimal expense. Please, support this effort and spend an hour or two witnessing the beauty of rescue.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is not a zoo. The primates,reptiles and birds here are rescued. The staff seem to be loving and the grounds are clean if not up to date and bright. We showed up on a clean up day when it was closed. Understanding that we...More

Thank Janice D
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

First let me start off by saying that I found this place by searching things to do in my area on Groupon. This sanctuary came up with a good deal. I bought the groupon and decided to take my grandma and myself there one weekend....More

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SPSFI, Public Relations Manager at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi Phillygem! Thank you for taking the time to visit the Sanctuary. We appreciate you understanding and explaining that we are a non-profit, volunteer-run, organization for aging animals (primarily primates). We are not a Zoo and have never advertise the Sanctuary as being a zoo....More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I am sure the folks (all volunteers) who run this place are dedicated and caring, and I assume most of the animals here would die, if they did not have this place taking care of them. But honestly, it is very sad. Few of the...More

Thank Barry H
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is the toughest review I have ever had to do. I understand what they are trying to do. Let these animals live out their life in basically a primate retirement community. And I understand they have limited funds to do all this. I commend...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a small facility with a number of primates in cages. It can be seen in less than an hour. You can buy a little bag of food to feed the monkeys but basically have to try to throw it into the cages. Make...More

Thank Mary A
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Sebastianmora
10 November 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
17 July 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
24 January 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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