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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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  • 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 »
  • My 4 year old daughter really enjoyed the sanctuary. The interactive areas are good and there were a lot of activities that she could participate in. She was also enthralled by Joey's story and learnt...  more »
  • Worthy cause, but not really an attraction. Didn't really mind as contributing to an obviously worthy cause, but was really upset by the treetop cafe! Having paid for drinks, waited for change, only f...  more »