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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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  • August 20, 2017
    Not for disabled as steps, however we learnt so much and the work that they do to ensure their rescued monkeys have an e cellent quality of life.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    The thing that makes this place is the informative and intersting talks from all those that work there. You can tell they know the monkeys well and have lots of information to share. Its not a huge pl...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    A lovely afternoon here ,doesn't take long to see everything but well worth it ,their dedication is so obvious and great knowledge of each monkey,also includes a year pass with entry,  more »

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