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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. Use our Looe day trip planning app to arrange your visit to The Monkey Sanctuary and other attractions in Looe.
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  • We spent a really fun morning following the trail around the sanctuary where the kids got to read the map and collect letters in order to claim a badge at the end. In addition to seeing various monkey...  more »
  • Staff knowledgeable and spent time talking to us. They had face painting and activities for the children. Sensory area, woodland walk and play area were good. Only downside for me was I appreciate it ...  more »
  • The staff were so knowledgable and happy to say end as much time talking to visitors as folks wanted. Went to Eden project a few days later and spent an awful lot more to get in and enjoyed the experi...  more »
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