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The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe
(3.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We were overwhelmed by the monkey sanctuary. It will change your view of monkeys in captivity forever - and it's all delivered with such enthusiasm and information by the excellent volunteers. Great f...  more »
  • This was my first visit to the sanctuary, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable they shared their obvious love for the animals in an interesting and informative way. I learnt a great deal about th...  more »
  • A few miles outside of Looe is the Monkey Sanctuary. Before going in we visited the tree house and I can recommend the cream scones and coffee. Prices to go into the Monkey Sanctuary was reasonable £8...  more »