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Support a charity and visit Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
All reviews rescued monkeys pet trade play area treetop cafe knowledgeable staff gift shop few hours face painting their lives monkey world keep up the good work worthy cause couple of hours craft activities large enclosures giving talks free entry
My parents and I visited the monkey sanctuary 3 years ago on the same day and we both still very much enjoyed our visit. It really educates people on why it is important to not keep wild animals as pets. It is heart breaking to...More
Loved coming here to see the critters and would come again. I’m sometimes tempted to leave my 2 boys there! The monkeys looked really well cared for and the staff were very happy to talk to visitors and tell them all about their charges.
You can’t fault this place and I struggle to see how you can’t give it 5 stars.
Everything has been set up for the benefit of the residents and when you hear some of the stories of what the individual monkeys have gone through you...More
We visited here on there last week of the year before they shut for the winter. What a lovely place. They have done a great job caring for primates who have be miss treated and poorly cared for. Lovely to see the animals not looking...More
The Monkey Sanctuary is a gentle place and very much one of those special finds. Unspoilt and very simplistic. The work they achieve here through their commitment and dedication to the monkeys in their care is heart warming. We enjoyed some delicious vegetarian pasties and...More
My wife first visted the Monkey Sanctuary 37 years ago - so a wonderful trip downmemory lane for her! Over the years there have been many additions to the site, including different species of monkey. It was lovely to see that the volenteers have so...More
Initially we thought £9 each was a bit steep, but having spent a good couple of hours here we were wrong. Luckily we had checked the website as we had originally planned to go midweek, but in October they are only open at weekends.
Seemed pretty expensive at first, but after seeing the amazing cages and surroundings the monkeys live in the cost proved to be irrelevant. The guides were standing by the cages ready to impart their knowledge and answer any questions we had. There is more to...More
We thought we would give our Great Grandson a treat who is 3yrs old, us being in our 70s were not well pleased with the assess ability quite a slop from car park & uneven surface, once in lots of steps & slopes not good...More
Great morning spent hearing about the monkeys and how they got there, Lovely little walk around the grounds and nice little cafe. Lots of places to stop and sit and enjoy the peace. The monkeys clearly have interesting back stories and it was great to...More
Response from Rachel H | Property representative |
Thank you very much for contacting us.
In regards to your question, we don't, under any circumstances, allow contact between members of the public and the monkeys who live here for various reasons. Although disappointing to... More
Thank you very much for contacting us.
In regards to your question, we don't, under any circumstances, allow contact between members of the public and the monkeys who live here for various reasons. Although disappointing to some, people usually fully understand once we have explained why.
Most importantly, it would not be in our monkeys’ best interest to be fed by humans that they do not know. Most of our residents have been rescued from situations of abuse and neglect and have suffered psychological and physical damage at the hands of people, so even contact between long-term keepers and the monkeys who live here is very minimal, for both their well-being and our safety!
Most monkeys, and the monkeys that live here, are all listed under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976. This means that it is illegal to bring them out in public as it would be very unsafe and a serious Health and Safety matter. Not many people realise that, although they can be small, they are wild animals, likely to attack people, and can cause a lot of damage with their sharp teeth and claws. The owner of one of our monkeys was disabled for life as a result of the monkey attacking him- even if they are brought up with people they are not domesticated like dogs and cats and can become dangerous.
I understand that this isn’t the answer that you were hoping for, but coming to visit our sanctuary you can learn a lot more about our work and why monkeys should not be used as a toy or for entertainment. We also have our Keeper For A Day experience which does allow people to meet and watch the monkeys from a safe distance and get closer than our regular visitors with the ‘behind the scenes’ tour and we find that all participants thoroughly enjoy the day and find it rewarding being able to help a keeper care for the monkeys.
If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.