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The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

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A mandatory stop for all animal lovers, The Monkey Sanctuary was founded in 1964 in order to care for rescued woolly monkeys. The site shelters animals descended from woolly monkeys rescued over the last five decades, as well a growing number of capuchin monkeys saved from the more recent illegal pet trade. You can see these animals moving freely inside large enclosures, designed to keep them as safe and as comfortable as possible. Also on the premises of the sanctuary is a colony of rare lesser horseshoe bats, living inside a 19th-century building that also serves as the site’s official visitor center. Stop by the sanctuary to see how you can help the effort to end the primate trade in the United Kingdom and abroad. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Monkey Sanctuary by using our Looe tourist route planner.
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  • Spent a couple of hours there in an afternoon. Kids really enjoyed seeing the monkeys as well as getting there face painted and playing on the play area. Staff were very informative and eager to share...  more »
  • We chose a misty, drizzly day to visit and did find it a little hard to get too. The sanctuary is quite small and I was worried we'd be in and out quite quickly. However the staff were so engaging, in...  more »
  • Went here for our Grandsons birthday. Firstly, to get here was really quite tricky as id didn't come up on our Satnav, however we just put in Looe, and then we followed signs. No chance of coach loads...  more »