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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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  • Plenty of monkeys to look at, and nice, caring staff to tell you about them. A good playground for the kids to monkey around in, and some craft activities. Try for a dry day.  more »
  • Came here on the way home from a weekend away in Looe and had a lovely time. The monkeys have an excellent enclosure and the staff were brilliant - very knowledgeable and passionate about the monkeys ...  more »
  • haven't been here since being a volunteer over 16 yrs ago, the place has changed so much, and is just as magical as i remember, loved seeing the monkeys and the mass of frogs in the pond, kids enjoyed...  more »