Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast, between Looe and Seaton, The Monkey Sanctuary has been offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. The Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to see some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants.
The Monkey Sanctuary is currently home to over 40 individuals; each one with their distinct characters and personalities. As an active rescue centre dealing with individuals that have often not had a very happy start to life, the needs of the monkeys always take priority. As a result of this, some areas of the rescue centre are not accessible by our visitors so as to give the monkeys the time they need to recover and progress physically, emotionally and socially.
Giving Monkeys a Second Chance
The majority of the primates at The Monkey Sanctuary have been rescued, mainly from the UK primate pet trade, and they now have the chance to be monkeys again, exploring spacious and enriching enclosures with other monkeys of their own kind. On your visit you will be able to learn all about the monkeys and their history, and gain an intimate insight into a working sanctuary.
It’s not just monkeys though! Take a gentle stroll and explore around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens to see what wildlife can be spotted. Children can also let off steam in the small play area that’s situated within the wildlife Gardens!
Covid-19 still poses a threat to the monkeys that reside at the Sanctuary, so safety protocols will remain in place to ensure the best possible safety and protection from Covid-19 for the monkeys, visitors, and the Wild Futures team
Please visit The Monkey Sanctuary website for more information on prices and opening times, along with our Covid-19 safety protocols in place. You can also follow us on Facebook too.