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Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc.

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4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
+1 727-943-5897
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Love Pongo too!!!!

This place has been around forever. Yes it is old, yes it is not glamorous. But what it is is cheap... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lisa b
Holiday, Florida
A great place to bring the kids!

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary houses many primates and other animals who were once pets, movie animals... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Indian Rocks Beach, 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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4600 Alternate Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
+1 727-943-5897
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been around forever. Yes it is old, yes it is not glamorous. But what it is is cheap 10.00 a person, fun for young kids, my granddaughter is 3 and we go every couple of weeks to feed PONGO , the goats...More

Thank lisa b
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Suncoast Primate Sanctuary houses many primates and other animals who were once pets, movie animals or lost n found. It's a great place for kids and adults to learn why wild animals should NOT be kept as pets! Sometimes they will have a "petting zoo"...More

Thank travelgirl71Chicago
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We live in the town that this animal sanctuary is located in. We had not been back to in years because it was close down due to many problems and violations. I took my girlfriend and her grandkids here last year on the weekend. It...More

2  Thank PalmHarborEddie
SPSFI, Public Relations Manager at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

For the past 50 years, the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation and its predecessor organizations have provided a safe haven for animals in need of sanctuary. Robert and Mae Noell purchased the original sanctuary property in 1954. In 1999, the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, Inc. (SPSFI)...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a great visit! The primates were cool. Well taken care of and happy! Staff was super friendly and educated us about the animals.

Thank MaharFamilyGetaways
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Non profit that rescues primates and other animals from drug testing to not wanting them any more. Nice to see them being cared for.

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This a unique experience. I'm sure it would be good for families. Signage adulares you on the species present at the sanctuary. There are places to picnic, but it's too hot in the summer! Visit takes less than an hour. This attraction is a good...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I found this place on Groupon. Bought tickets. I ended up leaving a large donation because I felt bad getting a discount after I realized they run totally off of donations. The animals are well fed and the volunteers do great with interacting with the...More

1  Thank rsclewis
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Very clean,learning experience ,all were vert informative. The animals have a good life,hopefully more people will donate!

Thank Rhonda c
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We went here for the first time after driving by many times. Very glad we stopped. This is the last home for many of these beautiful animals. An example is Pongo a loving orangutan who was about to be euthanized because her zoo was closing,...More

2  Thank roadtoanywhere
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Watching the primates and other animals grow through the years has been amazing. Anytime I have a chance, I take new friends and their family. I find the sanctuary very peaceful, clean and a great education opportunity.

Thank beth12ann
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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.
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!
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!