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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
Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:30
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Murrayton House | St Martins, Looe PL13 1NZ, England
All reviewsrescued monkeyspet tradeplay areatreetop cafegift shopknowledgeable stafffew hoursface paintingtheir livesmonkey worldkeep up the good workworthy causecraft activitiescouple of hourslarge enclosuresgiving talksfree entry
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
This place is fantastic! Plenty of volunteers who are very knowledgable and clearly enjoy talking to you about the monkeys. Plenty of monkeys to see, they are extremely well looked after & have been rescued from very sad backgrounds. Good little play area too and...More
Firstly, due to our toddler throwing a tantrum, we did not get to enjoy all that this place has to offer - I will expand on this below.
Secondly, if you view the £9 entrance fee (per adult, children aged 3 and under are free)...More
Recently I visited Cornwall and stayed in millendreath just out of something to do on the last day we visit the monkey sanctuary, the staff are extremely helpful and well informed, passionate about the good causes of what this place is doing. A fun filled...More
We had a lovely visit here the staff were very willing to tell you all about the monkeys and how they came to be at the sanctuary , it is a small place and don't expect anything like monkey world in Dorset but worth a...More
We spent an enjoyable few hours at the monkey sanctuary. The animals are very well looked after and considering their history it's good to see them so happy.
It's somewhere to take your time watching the animals - you really see the interactions between then...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.