Cornwall

The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

Hidden away in the rural countryside of Cornwall is this friendly haven for our little primate friends. With conservation work at the forefront of this amazing organisation, you can see the resident monkeys here in tip top condition whilst supporting a good cause.

The Monkey Sanctuary at Looe is home to forty individual primates; all with their own unique personalities and quirky characters. You can find a range of different species from Capuchin to Woolly Monkeys to Marmosets. The monkeys on display are always rotating to keep things fresh and exciting, plus it gives the stars of the show a chance for a much-deserved rest, so even if you’re a regular visitor there is always the chance to see something new.

For those true animal lovers, you can gift them the chance to be a zoo keeper for the day at this incredible sanctuary. Meet the team who take such good care of these majestic animals and let them take you through a day in their shoes; getting up and close to the monkeys, preparing their food and learning about each individual species in detail. One of the greatest things about this once-in-a-life-time experience, is that all the money raised go towards this establishment’s charity work – making a difference to both the animals at the sanctuary as well as others worldwide.

The Monkey Sanctuary is more than just a home for these beautiful primates, it also boasts gorgeous grounds and gardens to help support the Cornish ecosystem. Take a trip to the wildlife room to learn more about the local plants, insects, birds and animals or explore the bumble bee corner to discover how the sanctuary is supporting our much-loved bee population. The Sanctuary is bursting with an array of foliage with over 285 wildflower species which have become a safe space to 23 butterfly, 54 moth, 15 mammal and 6 amphibian species. Come and see if you can spot them all!

With a playground for little ones, a tea room perfect for breaks in between all the fun as well as a gift shop where all the items are organic, Fairtrade and ethically sources, there is so much to do at The Monkey Sanctuary!  

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Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary, St Martins, Looe, Cornwall | 01503 262 532 | www.monkeysanctuary.org

Photo Credits: Wild Futures' Monkey Sanctuary

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