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The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Have been coming to the monkey sanctuary since I was a child; I am now bringing my own children! This was my 2nd visit with my older child and first with my new baby. The place is wonderful and althou...  read more »
  • The keepers at the monkey sanctuary almost adopt the monkeys, so attached to the monkeys do they become. During the day the keepers will station themselves outside an enclosure and talk for ten minute...  read more »
  • Called in the sanctuary while on our way home from a wedding in Cornwall and found it very intresting with all the staff being very passionate and knowledgeable. Worth a visit if you're in the aera an...  read more »
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