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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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  • Grate place fabulous enclosures on steep ground. Good non breeding program as they only rescue animals it keeps the cost's down. Great place for all the family but disabled may struggle a bit.  more »
  • We came up from South Cornwall and must admit it was difficult to find. The roads closer to the Sanctuary are very narrow and it is difficult sometimes to find somewhere to pass. That said we found it...  more »
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