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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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  • My wife and I visited the sanctuary one day when we knew the weather was not going to be brilliant at the beach. A little off the beaten track but easily accessible, the sanctuary has a small variety ...  more »
  • The day we decided to visit wasn't the best weather and we were warned that the monkeys may not be out however some of them were. The staff are very knowledgeable and care very deeply for the monkeys....  more »
  • We visited here while in looe on holiday! Monkeys are one of my favourite animals so I thought this was a must! It's a great place with rescue monkeys and very knowledgeable staff! However it is quite...  more »